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Santa’s Wardrobe Malfunction

Santa’s clearly lost some weight this year, but a few of these “wardrobe malfunction” treats will be just what the doctor ordered to get that belly nice and round (and his pants securely up!) before Christmas. If you love cooking, you probably look forward to holiday baking more than any presents that might be headed your way in December. I have a long list of must-haves for my family every year, and skipping them means a big ol’ blue Christmas at my house. Some of those cookies and candies take hours, even days, to prepare, so I’m always on...

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North Pole Cupcakes

These charming, cheery North Pole Cupcakes are probably the first thing Santa eats to restore his energy after a long Christmas Eve. A fancy, flavorful cupcake supports a giant, snowy drift of peppermint frosting with a cute little sign directing everyone to the place where all the magic happens! Santa’s home and general relaxation spot (at least on December 26th) is the inspiration for these peppermint-frosted, rich cinnamon cupcakes. There are somewhere between 6 and 9 feet of ice that make up the solid “ground” at the North Pole, and that’s roughly the same amount of frosting on these...

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Biba’s Tiramisu

  Do you know Biba? Well, if for some reason you don’t, please allow me to tell you a little bit about her and why you might be interested. She is a native Italian, an amazing chef, cookbook author and the owner of the only 5 star restaurant in Sacramento, California When I lived up in Northern California, her restaurant was the place we would go when anything special happened or we were celebrating something. There was no other restaurants that we even considered. Truly. The food was so, so, so, so amazing. No exaggeration. The first time I had...

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