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Friday, December 13, 2013

Foodie Friday: Heavenly Holiday Desserts


If you celebrate Christmas, hopefully you have warm memories of sweets, candy and Christmas cakes. Mine are of my Mother's cookie tins and coconut cakeIt's certainly a time to shine and make your guests feel special.

Here: 16 Heavenly Holiday Desserts

Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle
Is this not gorgeous? It's relatively easy to make.

Baked Alaska with Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream
My absolute favorite dessert. I have fond memories of this being served at Chicago's Pump Room. If you dare, the meringue can be browned in the oven or with a kitchen torch. 
Find one at Sur La Table
Martha Stewart

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots 
How fun! Vegan, gluten free, and dairy free. Find the edible shot glasses at Amazon.
Spa Bettie

Cranberry Gingerbread Christmas Pudding With Ginger Sauce
This classic English dessert can be made 3 months in advance! It is pretty amazing looking!
Sainsburys Magazine

Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Tart
This tart is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. See the recipe at
Raspberri Cupcakes

White Chocolate Almond Cake
Pretty as a perfectly wrapped package, this cake just looks like Christmas!
Southern Living

Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade Marshmallows
What fun with all of those marshmallows!
Fine Cooking

Chocolate Clafoutis
I have had this several times when dining out. It is an sophisticated choice that is baked in ring molds. Impressive!
Elle Decor

Salty Caramel Croquembouche 
with Ricotta Cream
I have purchased several of these over the years but never attempted to make one. It makes a statement and will be the conversation piece at your party. Recipe and video at
Fine Cooking

Buche de Noel 
Pastry Chef Jerome Husson's masterpiece is just too gorgeous not to include. I must admit it is a bit intimidating to make. If you dare, get the recipe at
Refinery 29

Eggnog Flan on Cinnamon Crust
So elegant. Served with rum whipped cream!
Bon Appetit

Christmas Eve Mice
The kids will love creating these merry mice!
Taste of Home

Cranberry Orange Mini Cheesecakes
Festive and fun individual bites.
Design Love Fest

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
Just shoot me! I can have a milkshake any time of year. Make it with toasted marshmallows, and now it becomes a winter staple.
Shared Appetite

Mini Berry Cobblers
What a pretty presentation! The skillets are from
Amazon and the recipe at
Southern Living

Ice Cream, Sorbet and Froyo Terrine
This is Christmas on a plate! It's easy to make but the key is in the presentation!
Food And Wine

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