butter cookie sandwich with chocolate hazelnut ganache

butter cookie sandwich with chocolate hazelnut ganache

Imagine a double chocolate Milano stuffed with the filling of a Ferrero Rocher truffle, and that’s what you can expect with this recipe. These butter cookie sandwiches have a thick layer of dense ganache, the soft, nutty crunch from finely chopped hazelnuts, and two sandy cookies to hold it all together.

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chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

These cookies are the epitome of simple done really, really well. They’re crisp, crunchy, nutty, and have just a touch of cinnamon for warmth. Make these cookies as is, for a delicately crisp tea cookie, or dress them up with dark chocolate, orange zest, and extra cinnamon for a holiday twist.

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​​​​​​​cranberry swirl pound cake

​​​​​​​cranberry swirl pound cake

This is a moist, orange scented pound cake with pools of tart, jammy cranberries in every slice. The cake is quick to make, simple enough for a late breakfast, and it perfumes the house to smell like the holiday season. Like most pound cakes, it gets better with a day or two, so it makes a wonderful holiday gift for friends, neighbors, teachers and family. 

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sourdough, sausage and sour cherry stuffing

sourdough, sausage and sour cherry stuffing

This is a hearty sourdough stuffing that’s filled with sour cherries, spicy Italian sausage, celery, onions, and the soft nutty crunch of pecans. I love the combination of tart cherries, crispy sourdough edges and the soft center, laced with chunks of vegetables and sausage. This is a stuffing you’ll make year after year.

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white balsamic tart with fresh berries

white balsamic tart with fresh berries

This white balsamic berry tart should be your go to 4th of July dessert. The vinegar gets cooked down and softened, and what’s left is transformed into a refreshing, completely addicting, perfectly balanced custard. Add to that a thick shortbread crust and fresh, juicy berries, and you have the most delicious (and beautiful) summer fruit tart. 

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