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Holiday Idea: White Chocolate Coconut Cake from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Would you like a White Christmas? You can have one. You can bake one up. All you need is some white chocolate, some coconut, and some happy time in your kitchen. This magnificent cake is from Sweet by Valerie Gordon. On the outside, there is a white chocolate buttercream frosting. On the inside, there is…

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Chestnut Bûche de Noël from Flavor Flour by Alice Medrich

For many of us, there is one dessert that is cardinal to Christmas: Bûche de Noël. I could use a thousand words to attempt to describe this wonder, but the picture above is surely better than one or two or three thousand words. This recipe and the lovely photo come from the marvelous Alice Medrich…

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Devilish Delights from Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Cookie Book

As 2015 ends there is an opportunity to look back to a wonderful book from 2014. Better Homes and Gardens published the Ultimate Cookie Book, a volume you can spend years wandering through. Well, wandering, baking, and tasting. This cookie is described as the perfect gift for coffee lovers, so I think the intent was…

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Rocky Road Brownies from Nancy Baggett

Around this time of year, there is a tendency to “go for it” when it comes to desserts. That chocolate roulade or the extra-dense pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon flavored whipped cream. Even our cookies get a holiday coating of extra stuff. Here, there are three extras: marshmallow, nuts, and chocolate chips. This a true…

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