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  • Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

    Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

I’m no Sandra Lee, otherwise known as Food Network’s Semi-Homemade host, who Anthony Bourdain once famously characterized as low-hanging fruit. But I do enjoy taking a shortcut every now and then. And if anyone wants to question me on that: I haven’t slept in 6 years, I’ve got two rambunctious kids, a career, and a house to keep somewhat-clean. So don’t judge me. Because when the holiday season rolls around and it’s my turn to bring something, I never get asked to bring the fruit plate or the veggies and dip. It’s always for me to bake something. And that’s ok, because I love to bake and feed my family and friends. It’s my way of showing love. But when I can’t make everything from scratch, Pinterest is really my go-to reference. And I must admit that whenever the cream cheese, cherry pie filling and crescent rolls trifecta makes an […]

  • Berry danish minis Berry danish minis

    Berry danish minis

Berry danish minis

  If you have frozen crescent rolls, cream cheese and jam lying around – and I usually have all three – these are a cinch to make. I had flagged this recipe on my Pinterest board “Drooling Foodie” as one to try, and I’m delighted I did. The recipe comes from the blog Inspired by Charm, and you can find it here. Now, I didn’t get these looking quite as perfect as the ones on the blog – perhaps practice makes perfect – but they were so indulgent it didn’t matter. Low-cal food, this is not. But consider making it for a special breakfast in bed, or impromptu brunch when you have suddenly have guests coming over. Sweetened cream cheese; warm, oozing jam; and a dash of powdered sugar. Divine. And they’re easy peasy. Heck, you can probably make these even if you’ve never baked a day in your life. […]

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