Cranberry Marzipan Cookies

Cranberry Marzipan Shortbread Cookies

 

Ahhhhh, Holidays. Parties with great friends, the best music of the year, and an endless supply of baked goods to keep you hyper enough to attend them all. It’s that time of year, y’all!

 

To start things off on the right foot, here is a favorite creation of mine. Buttery shortbread base, simple cranberry filling with a sweet, nutty marzipan ring to hold it all together– Cranberry Marzipan Cookies.

 

 

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Pulled Pork BBQ

Perfect Pulled Pork Sandwich

 

Welcome to the South– Where BBQ is rejoiced and (b)raised with the same (maybe even more…) care and tenderness that a first born child would receive. I mean, people here really love their pork.

 

I’m going to share my favorite, super-simple, crockpot Pulled Pork recipe so you can all feel like true Southerners for a day. This stuff is legit!

 

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Fall S’mores

Fall S'mores

 

Fall is in the air, y’all! What better way to celebrate than campfire s’mores. Oh, wait. I know what’s better….

 

Fall S’mores– Fluffy, homemade pumpkin spice marshmallows & white chocolate, all toasted between two homemade gingersnap cookies. I have to say, this has become my kumbaya campfire replacement during the fall season.

 

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Halloween Croquembouche

Halloween Croquembouche

 

Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me SICK!  Anyway… Everyone knows that spending hours mending together the perfect halloween costume is made worth it once you get to a good party that has tables full of sweet treats to enjoy.

 

SISTAHSSS! Prepare thyselves. —

Halloween Croquembouche {Cream puffs filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, spun together with caramelized sugar in a sweet, tasty spider’s nest.}

 

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Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti + GIVEAWAY

Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti

 

There are moments when I catch myself daydreaming that I have a little old Italian grandmother (I would call her Nonna, obviously) that sits in her tiny house baking delicious treats for me to pick up. What? Y’all don’t think of things like that? Anyway…

 

The first thing on my imaginary Italian grandmother’s table would be a crispy biscotti for me to enjoy with my morning coffee. Everything is better with coffee, after all. I’ll show you my take with a Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti. A few sweetened cherries & candied hazelnuts balance the unique savory flavor from the monterey jack cheese base.

 

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