- Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes – These were a hit! AND I had left over sweet potato to roast as a side for dinner. Just don’t forget the maple syrup as dipping sauce! The only thing I hate about making them is how hard it is to chop raw sweet potato. I broke a few toothpicks trying to assemble them.
- Coconut Pecan German Chocolate Pie – Also a hit! Super rich and tastes like a candy bar (like an Almond Joy, but with pecans instead of almonds). Seriously, though, SO GOOD. A tiny piece even satisfied my sweet tooth.
Work Holiday Potluck
- Red Velvet Fudge Pie – The fudge topping was delicious, but boxed red velvet cake mix? Not so much. And the pie crust was nothing more than kitsch.
Friend Christmas Party
- Honey Maple Roasted Carrots – Everybody was making heavy stuff: desserts, coq a vin, stuffed shells. So I wanted to contribute something to lighten the load. Also something that my GF, DF friend could eat. They ended up being pretty good, though they had a lot of competing flavors (thyme, pomegranate, maple, honey, sesame) and I wish they were more maple and sesame. All the competing flavors also meant buying a lot of ingredients.
Work Holiday Party
- Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes – Yum! These are very chocolate-y (possibly because I used dark chocolate cocoa powder) and spicy (lots of nutmeg), but the eggnog flavor gets a little lost. Regardless, they bake beautifully – soft, springy, light, rich cake. I would definitely make again. The only issue I encountered was that the recipe was only for 6 cupcakes. I tripled it to make 18. I only had enough ingredients to double the frosting the recipe, but it made enough to frost 36 cupcakes.