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Icebox Cake

I prepared this unusual looking cake for a recent pot luck. It's now my new favorite fancy dessert! The recipe is super easy and involves assembly rather than any actual cooking. It needs to be made a day ahead which…

Snickerdoodles

This is yet another tradition I didn't grow up with, in Australia. I can't resist the name, so I had to try making these cinnamon-y treats myself. What I did grow up with was warm buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon…

Lavender shortbread

My sisters are amazing cooks. Kylie created the most delicious Christmas spread I've ever tasted and Michelle (the youngest), kept us supplied with her homemade shortbread cookies throughout the holiday period. When we got back from Australia, we found ourselves…

chocolate dipped coconut macaroons

I adore coconut macaroons. So when I was asked to bring cookies to a party recently, I tried this recipe which had them dipped in chocolate (my other favorite thing). Making the macaroons was pretty easy and doesn't take long;…

buckeyes

With all of the pre-Christmas craziness, I seem to want to bake after Santa has visited more than in the lead up to the big day. Especially when the weather turns cold and cozy like it finally has in L.A.…

my 18 favorite christmas cookies, candies, & pies – links

(source: Williams-Sonoma) Christmas cookies are a brilliant tradition (not one we have in Australia because it's summer at this time of year). I love the pretty, intricate ones. I know I would never have the patience, the tools, or the…