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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Eggnog Butter Pecan Bread Pudding

This Eggnog Butter Pecan Bread Pudding is in the running for my top recipes of 2015. It is delicious and very rich recipe that was adapted from the wonderful Creole Contessa.

With our changes, a half heavy cream and half eggnog mixture was used, so it doesn't have an overwhelming eggnog flavor. The original recipe called for 2 cups of milk chocolate chips, which we added. I do feel as though these could be left out to cut down a bit on the sweetness.

While the original recipe uses day old glazed doughnuts, we went with a 27 oz. loaf of Cinnamon Challah from a local (and amazing!) bakery, On the Rise Bread Co. If you go this route, cut or tear your pieces into one inch pieces. I would say this came to about 10-12 cups using the 27 oz. loaf.

All in all, if I were to do this one over I would cut the glaze recipe in half, omit the chocolate chips, and consider reducing the amount of sugar by half. If you stick with the original recipe, have no fear, it is extremely delicious just the…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Occasionally when I think of coffee cake the thought that comes to mind is dry or tasteless. This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake, recipe courtesy of Cozy Country Living, is the opposite of dry and tasteless. It is ultra moist and flavorful, packed with blueberries and topped with almonds and icing.

For a touch of extra flavor, I added Lorann Oils Sweet Butter Dough emulsion to my icing and it tasted phenomenal. Be sure to drop by Cozy Country Living for more delicious recipes from Shannon. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Pear Coffee Cake

With the cooling weather and overcast days, it is that time of year when I get the urge to bake like crazy. One that we made recently was a cream cheese pear coffee cake. This substantial coffee cake is flavored with pears and cream cheese with a streusel sprinkled on top.

The original recipe from Yammie's Noshery used apples, but I substituted chopped pears instead. If you go with a good quality canned pear, be sure to drain the fruit very well and pat it dry with a paper towel. Enjoy!