Eggnog Creme Brûlée

Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend full of family, friends, and delicious food. This eggnog crème brulee is a delicious, festive dessert that’s a beautiful addition to the Christmas table. So if you’re looking for something simple to whip up tomorrow, this recipe would be perfect to try (you may even have most of these ingredients already lying around the house).

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

My favorite holiday memories are usually never the big parties or crowded shopping malls. What I love the most are the little moments of the season….watching Christmas movies with friends and family, baking cookies all night long, or sipping hot cocoa by the fire.

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Vanilla Crepes with Winter Spiced Cider Syrup

The inspiration for this dish came from a family tradition we have of making wassail, a traditional warm spiced cider punch from England. While hot chocolate is probably the most common winter drink, this cider is a whole new kind of cozy. It’s made with apple cider, three other fruit juices, and lots of cinnamon sticks. As it cooks, the flavors blend and the whole kitchen begins to smell of warm spice.

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Pistachio Meringues

I’ve been loving the combo of dark chocolate and nuts, so I wanted to create something that incorporates them both. There’s just something about creamy, smooth chocolate with a little nutty crunch. Instead of making a traditional cookie, I’m keeping it on the light side. Meringue basically consists of egg whites that are beaten until thick. There’s so much you can do with meringue, but I like to just dollop little mounds onto a baking sheet and bake them until crisp. A perfect, somewhat lighter treat if you are craving something sweet.

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