CHRISTMAS SWEETS

With Christmas fast approaching, people are filling their homes with decorations, that is if they hadn’t already decorated before Thanksgiving. One of the most favorable places to decorate tends to be the kitchen. Common decorations seen within the traditional kitchen are garland and various trinkets, but the kitchen is also furnished on Christmas with a feast. Below you’ll find some recipes to incorporate in your Christmas dinner.

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GINGERBREAD BUNDT CAKE

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup molasses

3 eggs

confectioners sugar, for garnish

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PECAN PIE BARS

Ingredients

1¾ cup (3¼ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1¾ cup light-brown sugar, firmly packed

1 tsp salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup honey

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup heavy cream

4 cups (8 ounces) pecan halves

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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BRAZILIAN RABANADA RECIPIE

Ingredients

1 loaf of french bread

2 c. milk

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 T. vanilla extract

5 eggs

1 T. vegetable or canola oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 T. cinnamon

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LEMON MELTAWAYS

Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Finely grated zest of 2 limes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt


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PECAN SNOWBALL

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, unsalted

3 heaping TBS of powdered sugar (more for rolling)

1 cups flour

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp water

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

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Making a centerpiece for the holidays is easy and requires little to no effort, with lasting results. You can incorporate those oh so famous colors of red and green using various fruits, berries, or spruce twigs. Here are some excellent decoration ideas that you’re sure to love.

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