Cranberry Bourbon Cheesecake Bites

Cranberry Bourbon Cheesecake Bites - a delightful treat at any holiday party! | Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

It is with heaviness in my heart that I look at today’s date. Another year has gone by, and another Christmas season is drawing to a close; while, this year, I was anxious for Christmas to be over (thanks to my day job.) I now wish that I had been able to take the time to slow down and take it all in… [Read more…]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

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I knew I needed a holiday version of a puppy chow and obviously, chocolate came to mind. Now I have seen white chocolate peppermint versions and I have seen milk chocolate peppermint versions. However, this one combined the best of both worlds! I recently discovered on Instagram that Hershey’s came out with a new chocolate spread and I was eager to get my hands on some. Much to my delight, I found a jar in my local grocery store. This was the perfect ingredient for this puppy chow.

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Coffee Cake Pound Cake

 

Coffee Cake Pound Cake

Pound cakes originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th century and originally weighed 4 pounds! That was because a traditional pound cake contained one pound each of sugar, butter, flour and eggs.

Here’s my take on pound cake:  If I could get away with it, I would slice it horizontally about 1/4 of an inch below the crusty top, take the top part and leave the rest of it for everyone else.  Frankly, I love the taste of a pound cake, but find most of them too thick and a little on the dry side.  That’s why I usually make a simple glaze to add some moisture.

On the other hand, coffee cake is one of my favorite cakes because of the streusel topping.  What if a pound cake and coffee cake got married?  That’s exactly what happened in my coffee cake pound cake.

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles

 

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What is it about cake batter that makes people go crazy? For me, it is the memories of licking the spoon while helping my mother bake when I was growing up; and then being old enough not to have to wait to lick the spoon. How about when the batter is so good, that you are literally licking the bowl as much as you can without getting cake batter in your hair? No? That didn’t happen to you? Oh well.

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