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This traditional German stollen bread is the perfect treat for the holidays! It’s a delicious sweet bread filled with cranberries, raisins, candied citrus, and a luscious almond filling.

I love German food and trying to recreate it at home! A few more recipes you’ll have to try out: pork schnitzel, German oven pancakes, and this German potato salad! (It’s one of my favorite sides!)

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German Christmas Fruit Loaf (Christstollen)

This holiday season, swap out your traditional fruit cake for this tasty German version! Translated, “stollen” means fruit loaf. These are eaten all year round, but in December they’re called Christstollen. Stollen bread is soft with the perfect chew. Similar to a fruit cake, it’s also loaded with cranberries, raisins, and candied citrus for delicious fruity flavor!

What really makes stollen

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Whether you’re looking for a fun holiday gift or just a way to treat your family, this white chocolate peppermint fudge recipe is a classic.

White chocolate fudge with peppermint candy pieces.

I was so surprised to read that it’s believed fudge originated from Baltimore, Maryland!

I may be a Florida girl now, but I’m originally from the Old Line State. I still make Maryland crab dip and Old Bay crab cakes, both recipes from my home state, and both delicious!

This fudge is rich and creamy, but with the refreshing taste of mint. It is one of those dishes that feels like it should be complicated, but it really is an easy recipe for the holiday season.

The red and white colors are ideal for the winter months, making this a great homemade Christmas gift for family or friends.

The only problem is that this festive fudge tastes so good it may be hard to give

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The French Connection cocktail has a fun name and is super easy to craft at home. However, don’t underestimate this two-ingredient cocktail that tastes greater than the sum of its two parts. It’s a cocktail keeper.

French Connection Cocktail with Black Background

The French Connection intrigued us before we took our first sips…

For starters, its name reminds us of France. After multiple visits to cities like Paris, Lyon, Dijon and Strasbourg as well as Marseille, we feel a connection to the hexagonal nation.

And, since we met at an Oscars party, we also have an affinity for movies that have won Academy awards. You guess it – this cocktail was named after The French Connection movie.

What Is a French Connection Cocktail?

French Connection Cocktail from Above Close Up
Who doesn’t love a two-ingredient cocktail?

A French Connect cocktail is a two-ingredient

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The ultimate treat for the holidays, these peppermint candy cane brownies are made with layers of fudgy brownie, creamy mint frosting, chocolate ganache, and crushed peppermint. One bite and you’ll be filled with Christmas cheer!

‘Tis the season for peppermint! Need more dessert inspiration? Try these peppermint meltaways, peppermint cheesecake, or peppermint meringue lollipops next!

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Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Don’t you just love the Christmas season? Even though it is so busy I love this time of year! Holiday treats are the best. Out of all of the holiday flavors, peppermint is one of my favorites! It just screams Christmastime and is so delicious! If you’ve been looking for a knockout dessert to add to the holiday lineup, these peppermint candy cane brownies are the answer.

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With a warm and savory artichoke and sundried tomato filling, these easy vegan stuffed mushrooms are a hearty and delicious appetizer, perfect for holiday parties or any occasion.

Mushrooms stuffed with artichoke mixture on wood platter.

Did you know artichokes are considered to be one of the oldest foods in the world, first harvested in the Middle East? I loved the food there, especially this Baba Ghanoush recipe!

It wasn’t until around 70 AD that they became popular when ancient Greece and Rome discovered its flavor. Have you been to Rome? I managed to see so much in just 3 days in Rome – it’s totally doable if you have other places you want to go!

Later, around the 15th century, the humble artichoke’s popularity soared in Florence, and by the 16th century, Italy caught on, too. Who else loves Italian appetizers? Try this one- it’s my best bruschetta recipe!

Stuffed mushrooms are always an easy yet impressive

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