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Autumn Apple Crisp

Autumn Apple Crisp

Fall leaves and cooler temperatures mean it’s time to fire up the oven and bake delicious comfort foods. We enjoyed this dessert treat every year around Halloween, accompanied by a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. 6 – 8 apples: Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, […]

Bourbon, Rum or Brandy Balls

Bourbon, Rum or Brandy Balls

This is a recipe that takes me back to my childhood. I remember helping my Mom roll these by the hundreds (or so it seemed) and place them into cookie tins, in preparation for one party or another. My brother and I make these retro […]

Easy Cinnamon & Chocolate Fudge

Easy Cinnamon & Chocolate Fudge

This is a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis for an easy, no-hassle fudge. The cinnamon gives it an unexpected, delicious flavor. 1 can condensed milk 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. butter 2 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips Melt the chocolate chips […]

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

Nan-Nan’s White Peanut Butter Fudge

My Nan would make this fudge for me around the holidays when I was much younger, and through the years she would occasionally surprise me with a batch. It’s one of my most cherished memories of the many loving things she did for me. Miss […]

Homemade Almond Joy Candies

Homemade Almond Joy Candies

My friend Vicki makes these every year for the holidays, and I’ve been the lucky recipient of many a care package that included these tasty homemade candies. This year, instead of making my usual Bourbon Balls to give as host/ess gifts, I decided to try […]

Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

In Northern California, we are fortunate to have Meyer lemons available to us most of the year. They have a different flavor than regular lemons – less tart and sweeter – and have a slightly darker color, with a smooth rind. I decided to try […]


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