Cranberry Tart with Almond Frangipane

Cranberry Tart with Almond Frangipane - This French style fruit tart stars tart cranberries & a nutty almond frangipane nestled in a buttery pastry shell & topped with sugared cranberries & honeyed pistachios. It's elegant, yet easy & sure to impress at parties.


This French style fruit tart stars tart cranberries & a nutty almond frangipane nestled in a buttery pastry shell & topped with sugared cranberries & honeyed pistachios.  This elegant, yet easy dessert is sure to impress at your next party.

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Polar Bear Pawprint Snowball Cookies

Polar Bear Paw Snowball Cookies - these light melt-in-your mouth nutty, buttery cookies are dipped in a decadent white chocolate & coated with a sprinkling of coconut & chocolate chips for a fun, playful look. They're not only perfect for the holidays but equally fun for snow days and birthday parties. Click for RECIPE.

These fun Polar Bear Pawprint Snowball Cookies are made up of melt-in-your mouth nutty, buttery cookies that are lightly flavored with a hint of peppermint, then dipped in a creamy, white chocolate, coated with coconut & decorated with chocolate chips.  Perfect for holidays, winter themed parties, birthday parties, and snow days.

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Chocolate Mint Buche de Noel Cookies

Chocolate Mint Buche De Noel Cookies


 

Chocolate Mint cookie dough is rolled into logs & then frosted with a Creme de Menthe Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting & decorated with red sugar pearls & royal icing – Bûche de Noël doesn’t get any easier or more fuss free than this.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


These cinnamon roll cookies are made up of rings of crispy buttery cookie, alternated with a sweet ribbon of cinnamon sugar.  They are then rolled in turbinado sugar for an extra crunch of sweetness & topped with zig zags of cream cheese frosting – it’s everything you love about a cinnamon roll but in the form of a crisp, buttery cookie.

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Chocolate Cake with a Pumpkin Pie Inside


Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Pie Inside

 

The Mr & I moved into our downtown sanctuary right after Thanksgiving.  So far we are loving the bustling neighborhood.  It’s steps from the sea, around the corner from a wide range of restaurants, and is easily accessible to other parts of Boston.   Even better, a fully equipped gym is only 5 floors down and more often than not I have the whole place to  myself.  This has made it easy for me to commit to a regular workout schedule. . .even before the New Years resolutions kicked in.

 

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