desserts

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Dec 18, 2014
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

The easiest truffles you’ll ever make! Just 5 ingredients mixed together in a bowl & chilled. They’re dark, rich & festive for the holidays!     About a month ago, my guy barely made it home to California from New Jersey. The East Coast had experienced severe flooding all weekend, creating small lakes out...

Foods for the Soul
Classic Fruitcake

Dec 16, 2014
Classic Fruitcake

An easy recipe for a tender loaf filled with brandy-soaked dried fruit. A healthier version that isn’t dry at all. It’ll change your mind about fruitcake forever!     Almost 50 years ago, my grandma started the tradition of baking fruitcakes for the holiday season, the kind packed full of iridescent red and green...

Sac Foodies
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

Dec 15, 2014
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on...

Sac Foodies
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

Dec 15, 2014
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

Dec 13, 2014
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

An easy & fail-proof recipe for buttery sugar cookies! Cut into festive shapes & decorated for the holidays. A new family tradition!     As much as I adore holiday baking now, my family only attempted special Christmas cut-out sugar cookies one year when I was in middle school. We may have baked a...

Foods for the Soul
Soft-Baked Ginger Cookies

Dec 11, 2014
Soft-Baked Ginger Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of warm ginger & molasses. Made healthy with no refined flour or sugar—but you’d never know it!     During October and November, all of the members of my old high school marching band loaded up our instruments, uniforms, and piles of homework onto five big charter...

Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Fudgy, brownie-like chocolate cookies flavored with coffee & peppermint, then packed full of melty chocolate chips. So easy to make & a coffee-lover’s dream!     In the very beginning of November, one of my old high school friends drove up to stay with her mother-in-law, who lives about twenty minutes away in the...

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Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe

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Dec 8, 2014
Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe

Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe, top side viewI was thinking about British Christmas Puddings one day recently, when I got the idea of making a Christmas Ice Cream Bombe instead. To make it extra easy and yummy, I used King’s Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread. Like so many households in Hawaii, these rounds...

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Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Dec 8, 2014
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I have to admit, before making these blackberry beauties, I was very intimidated at the idea of making cheesecake. The Springform pans, the homemade crusts, those dreaded crevasses and cracks down your cake! So much could go wrong! I had resigned to eat store bought cheesecake for life – until I found the recipe...

Sac Foodies
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Dec 8, 2014
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I have to admit, before making these blackberry beauties, I was very intimidated at the idea of making cheesecake. The Springform pans, the homemade crusts, those dreaded crevasses and cracks down your cake! So much could go wrong! I had resigned to eat store bought cheesecake for life – until I found the recipe...

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