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Dec 18

Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie

Hands down, baked brie is my favorite party appetizer. I know, I know, this recipe is not a traditional dessert. But this Apple Pecan Baked Brie kind of tastes like it…and I could eat it all day and all night long.

I think that qualifies it for a spot on this here old blog, don’tcha think?

The best party appetizer ever is this  recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

I discovered brie about 13 or 14 years ago, probably at a holiday party. It was baked, it was creamy, and you got to spread it all over slices of baguette. Bread and cheese: is there anything better? From that day forward every single party included a wheel of brie. Sometimes I baked it, sometimes I just put it alongside some gorgonzola and white cheddar. Sometimes I’d buy a slice and eat the whole thing myself.

Then I got pregnant, in the summer, which meant I was knocked up during the holidays. Back then, it was a big NO NO to eat brie while growing a kid.

That was probably the worst holiday season of my life. #notjoking #firstworldproblems

It about killed me not to eat brie (let alone coffee or alcohol) for  9 straight months. I’ve since made up for my brie-lacking months. It’s gotten to the point that I can’t even bring it into my house or I’ll eat it all.

The best party appetizer ever is this  recipe for Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie! Brie, apples, pecans, and brown sugar are baked in crescent rolls for a gooey sweet snack!

A few weeks ago I was craving a baked brie. The oozy gooey sweet cheesy treat was just calling my name. Luckily, we had company over that day, so I made this Apple Pecan Pie Baked Brie. Because if there had been no company? I’d be about 5 pounds heavier.

This is not a traditional dessert recipe, but it fits quite nicely here on this blog. First, it’s got a combination apple and pecan pie on top. That’s dessert.

Dec 17

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes

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….because cheesecake is better with chocolate chip cookies and PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. The end. Does anyone else have this problem? You realize the holidays are coming and you have lots of people make treats for as gifts. You make a list: Mom:  candy Mother-in-law: fudge Sister-in-law: something lemon Husband: toffee bark Jordan: sugar cookies...

Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies (6 of 7)

Can I sneak in one more mint chip recipe before Christmas? Because this one? You totally need. These Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies combine my two loves: mint chips and my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! I am so feeling the rush to Christmas. Is it just me? All of a sudden the big...

Dec 14

Double Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

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It’s a chocolate and peppermint patty explosion over here. Good thing I really like both of those flavors. Double Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies need to happen in your kitchen. Just trust me. Have you ever seen a shoe in the middle of a road and wondered how does someone lose a shoe? Don’t they...

Dec 13

Over 30 Cake Roll Recipes

Over 30 Cake Roll Recipes

Cake Roll, Yule Log, Jelly Roll…whatever you call it I love them. I love them so much I can’t stop making them for all of you! If you love a good cake roll or want to try your hand at making one for Christmas, here are over 30 recipes to choose from! I’ll admit...

Dec 11

Pecan Praline Popcorn from Party Popcorn

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You guys. This popcorn. O-M-Eat the whole bowl. It’s Pecan Praline Popcorn and it’s ah-maz-ing. I am so excited to share this post with you today. First, because I got a new camera lens. Whatcha think? (Pssst….if you said “no difference” then you must be a man. No, I didn’t get my hair cut...

Dec 10

Sugar Cookie Martini

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Every holiday needs a signature cocktail and this Sugar Cookie Martini is the perfect one for Christmas. You really cannot ever have enough sugar cookies. #sugarcookieallthethings Every year I tell myself this is the year I’m going to have a grand holiday party. I’m going to invite all my friends and make cookies and...