White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake

White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake

With Cranberry Whiskey Sauce

I’m not sure there’s anything that screams Christmas more than eggnog and cranberries. And when combined in a creamy cheesecake with a little zip of whiskey, I say let the festive season begin!

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I’m Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

There is something about using white chocolate as a garnish that turns any holiday dessert into a stunning centerpiece. In this zippy tip video, I show how to create white chocolate curls, grated “snow” and snowflakes for use on cheesecakes, cupcakes, pies and any Christmas or winter [...]

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Fireball Cider Rice Pudding

Fireball Cider Rice Pudding

I was long overdue.

Every year for the longest time, I fixed an Indian feast for a small group of friends. We gorged on Tandoori chicken, baba ganoush, chicken in a spicy coconut milk sauce with raisins and cashews, a turmeric spinach and potato dish, curried veggies, [...]

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Apple Butternut Pie

Apple Butternut Pie

OK, so whoever is planning on making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, raise your hand!

OK, you can put your hand down.

Now, those of you who would like to make something similar but uniquely different and yet just as easy to prepare, raise your hand!

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Fall Harvest Cheesecake Blondies

Fall Harvest Cheesecake Blondies

There are so many things that I like about fall.

I like that I can continue to walk the pups or work out in the yard and no longer have sweat running down every crevice.

I like that we don’t have to run either [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Chewies

Pumpkin Spice Chewies

First of all, I heard from several of you that my Zippy Tip video from last Tuesday had some technical difficulties on YouTube. Since then, I have uploaded it again, and according to reports, it is running smoothly. So in case you missed it, here it is again: Splendor in the Lemongrass.

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Melon Lassi Coffee Cake

Melon Lassi Coffee Cake

Last weekend was our church’s 3-day rummage sale. My friend Jon, who has been dubbed everything from “Rummage Czar” to “Reverend Rummage” is in charge of the event that takes place both in the spring and fall each year. It is a tremendous undertaking that starts with collecting everyone’s [...]

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An Apple a Day…

An Apple a Day...

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

My friend Sandy and I used to go to an apple orchard up in Michigan every fall to pick apples. A gruff old guy owned the place. And when you pulled in, he grunted out the usual rundown of all the different types of apples he had, [...]

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Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Paradise

Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Paradise

Last night, I was riding my bicycle around our neighborhood, like I always do in the evening. Since it has been a sweltering 97 degrees the last couple of days (in September? Are you kidding me?), I have been going later than usual. I also walk the dogs in the morning; [...]

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Gingered Carrot Ice Cream

Gingered Carrot Ice Cream

S.O. and I had the loveliest time dining at our friend Lynn’s last week. Lynn just loves to “put on the dog” when it comes to fixing a good meal. Back in the day, she worked at a junior high school as a Home Economics teacher. So preparing a [...]

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