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Reader Favorites – Countdown to 2017

Countdown to 2017 is on! Today’s recipes are for Reader Favorites featured on Hostess At Heart during 2016. Countdown to 2017 continues. It’s so much fun seeing the best of an entire years’ recipes. Today’s recipes are all Reader Favorites. That makes them my favorite too. It means so much to me that you take …

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are soft and tender. This festive chocolate peppermint cookie recipe makes a delicious addition to any holiday get-together and gifts. There is nothing like a cold winter day or the holidays to make me start to crave hot chocolate and peppermint. It’s festive and just warms you from the inside out. …

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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake is soft and tender. The cake tastes like sweet cream which is a great contrast to the tartness of the cranberries. It’s a great way to launch #CranberryWeek! Cranberries are such an underutilized fruit. It used to be that most households would buy a bag of cranberries (or can) for Thanksgiving. They …

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Raspberry Linzer Torte Recipe

Raspberry Linzer Torte is rustically beautiful. The combination of the warm nuttiness of a homemade torte shell with a fresh raspberry filling is absolutely delicious. I’m really excited to bring this Raspberry Linzer Torte recipe to you. This was a recipe from my husband John’s grandmother. My mother-in-law dug it out of her recipe box and said …

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M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #MMSFlavorVote #Walmart #ad M&M’s® Honey Nut Cookies taste like a big ole hug. They are warm from the fresh honey and the delicious flavor of the M&M’s® Honey Nut candy gives these cookies a sweet nutty flavor. I’ve …

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Easy Dark Chocolate Toffee Bar Brownies

Easy thick and gooey Dark Chocolate Toffee Bar Brownies have a delicious layer of chocolate toffee candy bar running through them creating a very special treat.  This time of year has so much going on. Graduations, bridal showers, March madness parties, all require planning, and not always a lot of time to put them together. …

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Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

Tender Lemon Cupcakes filled with a delicious creamy blackberry filling and topped with cream cheese frosting. The whole thing is decorated with a candy heart. They make an impressive display for any occasion. You know how people say they are dog people or cat people, and you rarely have bipartisan pet people? Well, I think …

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Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Cake Recipe

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Cake is a beautifully simple cake to make. The deep chocolate syrup center makes a delicious surprise without any fancy techniques making it perfect for any occasion. This post was originally posted in 2015 and has been updated to improve our readers’ experience. Imagine everyone’s surprise when you lift that delicious piece …

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Triple Chocolate Lamingtons

Triple Chocolate Lamingtons is a delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant. Using chocolate three different ways satisfies even the toughest chocoholic. It is that time of month when I participate in a baking challenge on a website called The Daring Kitchen, that issues monthly challenges to it’s members. Members are from all over …

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Nutella Filled Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Nutella Filled Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and topped with creamy Nutella. They’re delicious and easy to make. We love Nutella, and our Peanut Butter Coffee Cake and Hazelnut Cookie Bars are amazing! Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies transform the classic Thumbprint cookie to gourmet status.

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