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Buttermilk King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

This recipe for king cake with cream cheese filling is, hands down, the best I’ve ever eaten. It’s a combination of several recipes, not too sweet and not too bready, with a rich, tender crumb and the traditional lemon and nutmeg flavors of a genuine NOLA king cake. It’s great with coffee and best eaten…

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Skillet Chicken Pasta

Skillet Chicken Pasta This chicken pasta skillet meal is a tasteful combination of vegetables, chicken, and pasta prepared in a cast iron skillet. My family eats tons of this stuff. Prep Time:  10 mins Cook Time:  25 mins Total Time:  35 mins Servings:  2 Ingredients ½ (8 ounce) package spaghettini 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 8 roma (plum) tomatoes, halved…

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Meet Porcupine Meatballs: The Retro Dinner That Deserves a Comeback

What Are Porcupine Meatballs? Porcupine Meatballs contain no actual porcupine or any other exotic game—their name hails from their spiky appearance. Unlike other meatballs, this recipe adds rice instead of breadcrumbs or another binding agent. When the ground beef-rice mixture cooks, the grains of rice absorb liquid and become plump and pronounced, sticking out of the…

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Grinch hot chocolate

Ingredients: 4 cups heavy cream 4 cups milk whole milk or two percent is recommended 16 ounces white chocolate chips 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract green food coloring yellow food coloring – I have found the green food coloring alone doesn’t get that Grinch green color   Instructions: Add the heavy cream, milk, chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla, stir gently until…

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cookie snow balls

Ingredients: 3/4 cup pecan halves or pieces  2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 cup unsalted buttersoftened to room temperature 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Chop pecans until they’re…

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peppermint brownies

Ingredients: Brownies ½ cup butter , melted 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon corn syrup , or honey 1 cup granulated sugar ¾ cup cocoa powder , sifted 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp salt ½ cup flour Ingredients: frosting ½ cup unsalted butter , softened 2 – 2.5 cups powdered sugar…

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Christmas fudge

Ingredients: 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 6 oz white chocolate chips 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoon christmas sprinkles     Instructions: Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Place the white chocolate chips in a medium bowl, the semi-sweet…

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Tree mini cherry pies

Ingredients: 3 boxes refrigerated pie crust 2 crusts each box  1 can cherry pie filling 21 ounce 2 large eggs 2 Tablespoons water Coarse sanding sugar optional     Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thaw the refrigerated pie crust, according to package directions. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In…

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gingerbread cookies with eggnog frosting

Ingredients: cookies 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1 egg 3 tbsp molasses 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg pinch of cloves 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt Ingredients: frosting 2 tbsp salted butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup eggnog…

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