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English Toffee – Terri Meeker

This recipe has been handed down for generations. It’s appropriate because it’s a Christmas must around my house and it’s English (which goes right along with my time-travel Victorian novel). And I saved the best for last. It is ridiculously easy. ~ ~ ~ English Toffee 2 cups chopped pecans 1 stick of butter 1 […]

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Shortcake Trifle – Rebecca Grace Allen

In The Duality Principle, Connor and Gabriella share a piece of strawberry shortcake on their first date. I am a terrible baker, but my husband loves strawberry shortcake, so my shortcake trifle recipe has turned out to be a good compromise in our house! ~ ~ ~ Shortcake Trifle Ingredients: 1-2 loaves store bought shortcake […]

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Connie L. Smith

I recently ordered a recipe book called The Cupcake Bible, and there’s a recipe sticks out to me as a Try-Soon-Please-And-Thank-You type of thing. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if this makes it to some part of my Christmas baking fiasco that runs during December 🙂 Here’s the general idea of what the book […]

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Tortiere – Jessica E. Subject

One of the foods my family has always enjoyed on Christmas Eve was tortière. It is a French-Canadian meat pie that my mother learned to make when she grew up in Northern Ontario. ~ ~ ~ TORTIÈRE 2 lbs ground pork 1 lb ground beef 1 tbsp butter 1 large or two medium potatoes 1 […]

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Sausage and Cheese Balls – Susanna Fraser

I learned almost all of my cooking skills as an adult. Growing up, I just wasn’t that interested. The sole exception was at Christmastime, when I hovered over my mother’s shoulder as she made such delectable treats as divinity, pecan pralines, and Martha Washington candy. Once I hit middle school, she started putting my annual […]

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Oma’s Pralines – Judythe Morgan

Christmas is my favorite season. I love the sights, the smells, and the tastes. One of my fondest memories is watching my grandmother make her pralines. Now my husband makes them for our holiday. I hope you enjoy the sweet southern confection as much as we do. Happy Holidays! ~ ~ ~ Oma’s Pralines 1 […]

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Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake- Amie Stuart

My mom rarely baked when I was a child – she was too busy working – but the one thing she made on a pretty regular basis was Snickerdoodle Cookies. Probably because they were my dad’s favorite. Like my mom, I don’t have a lot of time to bake – and I find cookies too […]

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Gourmet Green Beans – Karen Sue Burns

My family loves green beans so I’m always on the hunt for new ways to cook them. Sautéing them has become my favorite method, as they turn out so tasty. ~ ~ ~ Gourmet Green Beans 1 1/2 – 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and fresh black pepper […]

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Cranberry Cloud – Pepper Phillips

Many years ago I attended a Christmas Party that had a cranberry dish that I loved. I asked the person for the recipe several times through the years but she would never share! I finally found it! ~ ~ ~ Cranberry Cloud 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups miniature marshmallows ¾ cup sugar 2 green […]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate – Kelsey Browning

Next week, my debut sexy contemporary romance series, Texas Nights, will conclude with the release of Designed for Love. And to thank my writer gal pals, fabulous readers and Carina Press for supporting and loving this series, I wanted to share a delicious hot chocolate recipe that will warm you up on these chilly November […]

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