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Engagement Cookies! Lemon Vanilla Bean with Royal Icing

Our family is very excited and proud to announce our daughter’s engagement! I’m officially a MOB–Mother-of-the-Bride-to-be! Over Christmas break, D. discussed his plans with John and keeping the secret for those few short weeks was more difficult than I expected. He wanted to surprise our girl with the proposal and with an engagement party with family and friends at his parents’ home …

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Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread — inspired by a recipe from the 1998 Southern Living Christmas book — begins with a simple shortbread crust and is topped with caramel, pecans, chocolate… and wait for it… decadent dark chocolate ganache!

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