Saltine Pecan Caramel Bark

I tried to squeeze in one more cake for 2014 but it was not meant to be! I made the chocolate chip cake from The Back in the Day cookbook but I don’t own a 9×13 baking pan so I thought I would be clever and used my bundt tin.

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XXX Chocolate Chip Cookies

XXX Chocolate Cookies

Christmas has snuck up on me really fast this year! I didn’t get nearly as much baking done as I wanted to. I found it hard to stand on my feet for more than a few hours at a time. I don’t want to end up with pregnancy cankles :-p

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Mocha Fudge

My mom used to make batches of fudge every Christmas along with tons of Christmas cookies. She’d spend one day making everything and put the boxes of cookies in the freezer to keep us going all month long. We used to play family games at night and have milk and cookies. For some reason I haven’t made fudge very often!

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Shortbread

I have a habit of making untested recipes for holidays. Sometimes it works out great and often times they only turn out so so! My family aren’t very picky though. As long as it’s edible they’re happy :) I’ve made these cookies before but tried making them square (by using a ziploc bag). Only about three (the ones in the picture) came perfect. The rest look like trapezoids.

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Mascarpone Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

I made a variety of desserts for Thanksgiving this year. I drove down to Knoxville for the weekend and made a few things in advance. I took the opportunity to make something loaded with whole milk and cream since it was going to be more than just me and Alex this year.

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