Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies + Giveaway

Calling these babies Fudge Brownies would be an understatement. My chocolate chunk homemade brownies layered in salted caramel and eggnog fudge, are the ultimate brownie experience!

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I’ve always had a thing for homemade brownies. Moist fudge brownies with big chocolate chunks scattered throughout…

That just makes my heart smile.

And then of course, this time of year, I also have a thing for fudge.

Fudge is one of those treats that seems to stir up holiday spirit. I’m happy to share any treat offering that kind of inspiration.

Salted Caramel Eggnog Fudge Brownies #christmas #brownies #fudge #holiday #ediblegifts

So today I bring you the best of both!

Dark chocolatey homemade brownies topped with, not one, but TWO decedent fudgy layers.

The first layer is a creamy Eggnog Fudge, kissed with bourbon and speckled with nutmeg.

The second fudge is rich salted caramel, buttery and smooth.

All three layers blend together for a decedent fudge brownie extravaganza.

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And the best part about this recipe is that the fudge layers are so easy to make. Just pop them in the microwave and stir. No double boiler. No candy thermometer.

Let me show you just how easy it is…

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Yield: 120 pieces

Prep Time: 30 minutes (active time)

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Salted Caramel Eggnog Fudge Brownies

Ingredients:

For the Homemade Brownies:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tb. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 11 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

For the Eggnog Fudge:

  • 2 3/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tb. bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

For the Salted Caramel Fudge:

  • 2 3/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. can dulce de leche (thick Mexican caramel)
  • 3 Tb. unsalted butter
  • 1-3 Tb. milk
  • Course sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar until well combined. Then add the cocoa powder, flour, eggs, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix in. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before moving on. (You could put the brownies in the fridge/freezer to speed up the process.)
  2. For the Eggnog Fudge Layer: Place all the ingredients for the eggnog fudge in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until everything is melted together and the mixture comes to a boil. Stir well, then pour the mixture over the brownies and smooth. Gently tap the pan on the counter to remove large air bubbles. Then place in the freezer for 20 minutes to bring the fudge temperature down, before adding the next layer.
  3. For the Salted Caramel Fudge Layer: Place the white chocolate chips, dulce de leche, and butter in the microwave. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until everything is melted together and the mixture comes to a boil. The caramel mixture will appear thicker than the previous mixture. Add 1-3 Tb. of milk and stir well until the mixture is smooth and pourable. Pour over the Eggnog Fudge and gently tap the pan on the counter to remove large air bubbles. Place the pan in the fridge for 2-3 hours until the fudge is really firm. Sprinkle the top with course sea salt.
  4. To serve: Cut the brownies into 30 large brownie-sized squares, or 120 small fudge-sized squares. Clean the knife with a wet paper towel in between cuts to insure the sides look nice.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Villeroy & Boch. All opinions are my own.

 

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94 Responses to “Salted Caramel Eggnog Brownies + Giveaway”

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt — December 13, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    Wow! These look amazing Sommer! I like that the fudge layers are simple to make.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — December 13, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    You’ve outdone yourself with these. Whoa! I don’t know if I can handle all that goodness! Pinning to my brownies board for sure!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — December 13, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    Loved your video, Sommer! Nice to see you baking in your kitchen!
    Love the Villeroy & Boch dishes too! Great giveaway!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — December 13, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Love the music in your video – great job!

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    Laura @ All Spice and Yum — December 13, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    What a way to start my day! Those look amazing!

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    Kathy — December 13, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Beautiful holiday dishes!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 13, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Oh my goodness, Sommer. These are fabulous…what a festive and tasty treat!!

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    Tieghan — December 13, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    Such a great holiday dessert and gift! I love how Christmassy this post is and the music in your video is so cute! Loved actually getting to see you too! :)

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — December 13, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    WOW- These brownies…I am speechless..they are fabulous! Such a beautiful and decadent dessert! Thanks so much for sharing

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    Maria — December 13, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Amazing dessert!

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    marla — December 13, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    So festive & perfect for the holidays!!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — December 13, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    Great! Each layer sounds wonderful; I’m sure combined they’re even better!

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    LIbby P. — December 13, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    I think I just found what I will be bringing to our family Christmas party tomorrow!! However, do you think the eggnog layer would be bland without the bourbon? I plan on leaving that ingredient out. Whatcha think?

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    Angie — December 13, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    What a great holiday dessert! Looks so pretty!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — December 13, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    Oh my Sommer these brownies look so tempting! this is a perfect holiday treat!

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    Marie — December 13, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    What?!! These look insanely delicious!

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    Edie — December 13, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Making these extravagant brownies to have on Christmas Day. So pretty!

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    Katie — December 13, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is mom’s turkey, stuffing, & mashed potatoes!

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    Anna C — December 13, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    I love to make and eat a nice breakfast casserole!

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    Sarah — December 13, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    I love eating my grandma’s stollen on Christmas morning.

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    Trisha — December 13, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    desserts… I try and watch the rest of the year, but holiday desserts are the best!

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    Angie Davis — December 13, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas is Sweet Potato Pie Yum!!

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    cori — December 13, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Chinese Food!

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    Sean C — December 13, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Favorite thing to eat would have to be pumpkin pie!

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    Alina — December 13, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    My mom’s turkey!

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    Tammy Northrup — December 13, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    We have a dip that we make for holidays and I love it!

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    Jodee Weiland — December 13, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful…so rich and full of flavor! I love the use of three different layers, especially the holiday eggnog layer, My family would love this recipe, so I’ll be trying it soon! Thanks!

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    Anna — December 13, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    I love to eat white chocolate dipped pretzels on Christmas. It was something my grandmother always had at her house.

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — December 13, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    This is too much!! And I love you for it. :) Talk about the best of ALL the worlds!

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    Julianne @ Beyond FRosting — December 13, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! Eggnog fudge and brownies!! This is insane!!!

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    Betsy R. — December 13, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my grandma’s molasses cookies.

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    Casey @ Salted Plates — December 13, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    I like to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast every year followed by lots of cookies!

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    Amber — December 13, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    Ham and pineapple stuffing.

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    Sarah — December 13, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    These brownies look delicious! I like to serve wild rice soup on Christmas!

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    ashley — December 13, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    buckeyes or hoho cake

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    Liz L — December 13, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Tomato Soup and sausage balls!

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    Nikki — December 13, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    mashed potatoes!

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    Leslie — December 13, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    These look perfect. I like the way fudge sets up. I know I’m weird! These look delish & I might have to make some for the family. I found your recipe on Pinterest & I’m following a couple of your boards, also on Facebook.

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    Mason Canyon — December 13, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    On Christmas Day I enjoy eating chicken and dressing.

    BTW, love the video

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    Shelly — December 13, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    I have to admit I always look forward to eating the delicious desserts!

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    Linda Montes — December 13, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I love all the desserts made with love by loving hands.

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    mysweetiepiepie — December 13, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    Christmas is all about the cookies :+)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 13, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    Those layers are just perfect!

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    Melissa — December 14, 2013 @ 12:27 am

    I must make these!! I love eating any type of dessert!

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    Annette — December 14, 2013 @ 1:17 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is cornbread stuffing.

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 14, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    These look amazing!

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    Denise Fedor — December 14, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I love to eat fresh Kielbasa at Christmas!

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    Heather Christo — December 14, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    um, those layers are sheer perfection!

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    Liren — December 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    This is nothing short of brilliant! My oh my!

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    shirley — December 14, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Turkey & dressing.

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    Barb — December 14, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    My favorite thing to eat on christmas day is homemade cinnamon rolls

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    shari wick — December 14, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I love the turkey dinner with all the fixings.. and egg nog and pecan pie too!!

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    Lisa — December 14, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I don’t eat a lot of red meat throughout the year but on Christmas Day we head to my in-laws for dinner and have the most delicious prime rib with horseradish sauce. Such a treat!

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    marsha haysman — December 14, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    i just love the christmas desserts.

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    Megan K — December 14, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas day is my mother’s cinnamon rolls in the morning! :)

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    Stacy — December 14, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I love eating warm freshly made cookies with milk! Also, what do you use to substitute bourbon?? Thanks Sommer!

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    D SCHMIDT — December 14, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    My favorite thing is Christmas pudding

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    Karen Ostrom — December 14, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    I think I’m in love with your site and my favorite thing is marshmallow fudge and watching my family open christmas presents

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    Carol L. — December 14, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is rouladen :)

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    Chris — December 14, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Our family favorite is turkey. It’s not just a Thanskgiving dish; we serve turkey on “very special” occasions throughout the year.

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    Grace — December 14, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    I am in love with the tasty fruit cake my sister makes!

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    Jody Le Blanc — December 14, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Breakfast Quiche! ;)

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    cheryl mansfield — December 15, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    egg nog and pumpkin pie with whip cream YUM!!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 15, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    wow, this looks great, Sommer! I love the best of both worlds in desserts :)

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    Marsha Lynne — December 15, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    favorite food at Christmas….whipped cream with pecans, marshmallows, crushed pineapple and cherries

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    patricia bengela — December 15, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    Would like to know the carbs & sugar content?

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    NANASCARIAV — December 15, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    my favorite thing to eat on christmas day is honey cured ham and potato soup.

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    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — December 15, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    my aunt rie’s famous Christmas candy!

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    Sarah G — December 16, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    My Christmas Day menu changes from year to year, but we always have a breakfast casserole to start the day!

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    shari w. — December 16, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I love all the items on our Christmas buffet brunch… casseroles, fruits, pastries, and of course the ham and trimmings…………

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    ashley-bakerbynature — December 16, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    This fudge looks incredible, Sommer!!!

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    Anita Carol Gambrell — December 16, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    I love eating homemade fruit salad that my mother makes , it is my favorite!

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    Natalie S — December 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I love pulled pork on Christmas!

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    Ashley Outland — December 16, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

    Monkey Bread for breakfast! :)

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    Carolyn — December 17, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    Wow, Sommer, what a decadent combination!

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    Carmen — December 17, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Prime rib

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    Natasha — December 17, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    Pie!!

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    Karen — December 18, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    Homemade scrapple for breakfast.

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    Mary — December 18, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    I love the recipes with Eggnog-brownies, pie, french toast-yummy

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    BrYan — December 18, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I love homemade tamales on Christmas. We (family & friends) make them in quantity a few days ahead. We form a production line and sing and share stories of what went on throughout the year. On Christmas (or Christmas Eve) as we get hungry, tamales are just streamed for a few minutes (or nuked) and are ready to eat. Believe it out not, tamales make great giveaways too. Just about anything can be used for filling a tamale. From traditional pork and spices to vegan and even fruit! Merry Christmas!

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    Susan H. — December 18, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    My fav thing to eat on Christmas Day is red velvet cake. Thanks.

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    Betty N — December 18, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    pecan pie

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    Sean — December 18, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Love my family’s Russian Tea.

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    Mary Ann — December 18, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is Polish soul food such as pieroges and kielbasa and sauerkraut.

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    Julie — December 18, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    My favorite thing to eat on Christmas Day is my mom’s eggs benedict followed up with lots of cookies!

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    Colleen — December 18, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    My favorite thing to eat is scrapple and cheesie eggs on toasted rye @ breakfast. I cook up a buffet and family and friends come over and we eat till our bellies are full and then exchange gifts.. its wonderful way to begin the day!

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    Janet M. — December 18, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Brunch of eggs, bacon, waffles, and fried potatoes.

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    Rust — December 18, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    turkey and lots of veggie dishes

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    Nana Scriv — December 18, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    I made the salted caramel Eggnog fudge brownies today. the taste wonderful but they just do not look as perfect as the photos you posted. what is my problem! I think I’ll make the enchiladas for Christmas .

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    • Sommer — December 19th, 2013 @ 6:59 am

      Hi! You just have to be really careful when cutting and clean the knife in between cuts, so they come out pretty. :)

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    Lizz — December 19, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Breakfast casserole made with leftover baked ham from Christmas Eve!

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    Mariaelena — December 19, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    I love eating pie on Christmas! Specially apple pie!

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