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Baked Pears With Blue Cheese

These baked pears with blue cheese encompass so many flavors and textures! Tender, juicy pears are baked with maple syrup and thyme sprigs, then stuffed with blue cheese and walnuts, a bit of salt and pepper, and drizzled with more maple syrup.  Sweet, savory, tender, and crunchy all in one baked fruit!  They make an elegant and delicious appetizer or snack, and they are even quite healthy!

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Holiday Pudding

Rich, creamy chocolate pudding topped with fluffy peppermint whipped cream tastes so luxurious, and looks beautiful on any holiday table.  Yet this holiday pudding is surprisingly easy to make from scratch.  All you need are some basic ingredients!

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Candy Cane Brownie Cake

This candy cane brownie cake has everything one could want in a dessert– sweet chocolate flavor, moist cake texture, a layer of chocolate frosting, and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes.  It is also a very pretty dessert, with its bright red and white flecks of candy cane against the dark of the chocolate.  If you are looking for a festive holiday or winter dessert, this is a great one.

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Festive Orange Rosemary Water

Some of the best things in life are simple.  Sometimes just a little touch of effort can elevate something from mundane to festive.  And sometimes, it is these little touches of effort and care that make life memorable and pleasant.  That is the case with this festive orange rosemary water.  It is so simple that it can hardly be considered a recipe, yet I feel the urge to share it, because drinking a glass of it simply brightens up my day!

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Gingerbread Cake

Place a piece of this rich, moist gingerbread cake on a layer of tangy-sweet lemon sauce, top it with a dollop of whipped cream, and you have an iconic, heart-warming holiday dessert!

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like gingerbread.  Whether it’s decorating gingerbread cookies or breathing in the comforting aroma of gingerbread as it bakes, I don’t feel quite right in December until I have made something with gingerbread.  This feeling goes way back to my childhood, and I associate the incredible smell of baking gingerbread with warmth and comfort against the backdrop of December’s cold, dark mornings and nights.

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