Tag Archives: holidays

Egg Nog Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Oooh, egg nog.  I’m ever smitten by its festive flavor and creamy decadence.  I wait all year for it to come back to me in the form of frozen yogurt, steaming lattes, and even cake.  I love the way it … Continue reading

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A Sweet Slice of Egg Nog (Cake)

Here is a cake I created as a tribute to one of my favorite seasonal treats.  As the holidays near, I find myself anxiously awaiting the arrival of egg nog — anticipating its rich, creamy sweetness and the way it … Continue reading

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Cut-Out Turkeys: Hazelnut Brown Sugar Cookies

There’s something funny about decorating with turkeys for Thanksgiving, if you ask me.  For one, they’re generally not too cute; plus, their very carcasses are the center of the momentous meal.  But for some reason, I bought a turkey cookie … Continue reading

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A Sweet Purim: Hamantaschen Cookies

Purim is a minor holiday: a 24 hour window of time that can be easy to overlook whether you’re Jewish or not.  But I see it as an opportunity for all of us to reflect on a fantastic story, to … Continue reading

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A Sweet Valentine’s Day

I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day.  I know, I know: easy for married me to say, right?  But I even enjoyed it when I was single; I’d send my grandmother a card, call my dad, or just wear red and pink … Continue reading

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