• Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins
  • Amazing Amaretto Pound Cake
  • Coffee-Crusted Steak
  • Brandy Peppercorn Sauce with Parmesan
  • Pomegranate Pear Upside-Down Cake
Holiday White Chocolate Pretzels - an easy, tasty and cute treat for any occasion or holiday and for any time of the year. Choose the colors and have fun. simply sated

Holiday White Chocolate Pretzels

If you don’t love these darling Holiday White Chocolate Pretzels you should be ashamed of yourself. I’m kidding. I just wanted to get your attention. I do love them, though, and for more than one reason.  How Do I Love Thee? (Susie’s “Sonnette” No. 1) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. 

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Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins

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Amazing Amaretto Pound Cake

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Coffee-Crusted Steak

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Brandy Peppercorn Sauce with Parmesan

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Pomegranate Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Sweet & Gold Mashed Potatoes

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