Eggnog Custard & Desserts 4 Today Cookbook

I’ve been following Abby Dodge’s recipes in Fine Cooking and other magazines for a very long time. It seems like every time I spot a cookie recipe that I want to make, I take a peek at who the recipe author is… and lo-and-behold it’s Abigail Johnson Dodge. Abby is a former pastry chef and a baking expert. I respect and admire her greatly, and I appreciate that she takes the time to answer my endless questions about baking that I direct her way on Twitter. One of these days, I’m going to meet this gal :)

Desserts 4 Today- Flavorful Desserts with just FOUR ingredients, is Abigail Dodge’s latest cookbook. It’s hard enough for me to think up a recipe to make that has just four ingredients, but Abby managed to come up with a whole cookbook full of dessert recipes- all made with only 4 ingredients! Chapters are divided into cookies, creamy desserts, frozen desserts, fruit desserts and pastry desserts. Abby designed the book to be a straightforward, non-nonsense collection of recipes with tips, hints and variations for every recipe. It’s tough to say that you don’t have time to make dessert when you’ve got this book at hand. I gave it a test-drive yesterday, and whipped up Spiked Eggnog Custard in just 5 minutes.

I drool over eggnog and I enjoy custard, so this dessert was a welcomed treat. I loved the fact that I didn’t need to do anything fancy, aside from grating a little bit of fresh nutmeg on top. If you’re not a fan of booze in your eggnog, Abby suggests a switch-in alternative of vanilla extract in place of the alcohol.

Abby shows you how to make her Peppermint Meringue Kisses (great for holiday baking) in the following instructional video.

Win a copy of Abby Dodge’s Desserts 4 Today cookbook by leaving a comment below. Tell me something you might like to bake for the holidays this year. This giveaway is now closed.  Here’s the winner- picked via random.org:

The winner is commenter #8: Amanda, who says that she wants to make gingerbread cookies this holiday season! Congrats & thanks to all for entering!

You can purchase the cookbook here: Desserts 4 Today.

The recipe for the custard can be found here: Spiked Eggnog Custard.

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165 Responses to “Eggnog Custard & Desserts 4 Today Cookbook”

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    Linda H. — November 29, 2010 @ 3:41 AM

    I’m in Brazil for my semester abroad right now and will fly home for christmas so I do not have much time to bake for my family, but I will definitely bake some of the greatest brazilian treats to enjoy them this christmas.

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    Heather — November 29, 2010 @ 4:27 AM

    is it bad that i want spiked eggnog custard at 5:30 in the morning?! hope not :)

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    KellyA — November 29, 2010 @ 4:50 AM

    I plan on making some tiger fudge. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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    Melinda — November 29, 2010 @ 4:51 AM

    I am baking so much! My new cookie this year is Sweet and Salty Butter Pecan cookies.

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    Christina — November 29, 2010 @ 5:01 AM

    I’d like to make toffee this holiday and do some baking too. My oven is currently converted to Judaism and everyday is the sabbath so once it’s converted back I’ll use my oven again and do some baking.

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — November 29, 2010 @ 5:03 AM

    i have a lot of cookies that i want to make this year, i don’t even know where to start!

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    Lisa — November 29, 2010 @ 5:55 AM

    I want to try and make rosettes this year. I bought a kit last year but have yet to use it. Wish me luck! :)

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    Amanda — November 29, 2010 @ 6:12 AM

    I love making gingerbread cookies :D That eggnog custard looks awesome too…might have to try that!

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    Rachel — November 29, 2010 @ 6:21 AM

    I have lots of cookies on my agenda but I want to attempt fudge again this year. I think my recipe was a dud.

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    Evan Thomas — November 29, 2010 @ 6:23 AM

    I’d like to bake anise cookies for Christmas and try making them gluten-free for the first year. They’re my favorite by far.

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    danielle — November 29, 2010 @ 6:23 AM

    I love making bars and cookies and Im always looking for new ideas.

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    Kristy — November 29, 2010 @ 6:32 AM

    I’ve never made molasses cookies so this year I’ll be making some!

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    Katie — November 29, 2010 @ 6:34 AM

    This looks awesome! I’ve been meaning to put some eggnog to great use, such a great flavor in baked goodies!

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    Maureen — November 29, 2010 @ 6:38 AM

    Some of the things that I make during the holiday season in keeping with the flavor of the season is eggnog bread and I also make eggnog cheesecake bars.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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    Gwyn — November 29, 2010 @ 6:44 AM

    I am thinking of making rum balls this year!!

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    AngelheadedHipster — November 29, 2010 @ 7:10 AM

    Oh, this custard sounds amazing! THIS is what I would like to make for the holidays this year!

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    Emily — November 29, 2010 @ 7:33 AM

    I always do edible gifts for my family at Christmas. I usually do different cookies depending on each person’t personal preferences. But, this year, I think I’ll try candy like bourbon balls, toffee, fudge, and maybe try candied citrus peel.

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    Carla — November 29, 2010 @ 7:36 AM

    I am wanting to make these Chocolate Rum Balls I found on another blog. The name escapes me, but I bookmarked it! :)

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    Amanda — November 29, 2010 @ 7:44 AM

    I want to try making a souffle. I finally got my ramekins so I can’t wait to try one!

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    Shay — November 29, 2010 @ 8:07 AM

    Definitely planning on making this Eggnog Custard (sounds yum!) and probably the Peppermint Meringue Kisses. Always bake Spritz, Pumpkin Bread, plus make Rum Balls, peppermint bark and fudge for gifts.

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    Patricia — November 29, 2010 @ 8:11 AM

    I have a cookie making day and make Russian tea cakes, chocolate rum balls, coconut dreams (a short bread bar cookie) and fruit bars.

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    Julie R — November 29, 2010 @ 8:28 AM

    I am looking forward to my Grandma’s recipe for kolaches. They are the smell and taste of my childhood Christmas’.

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    Jessica — November 29, 2010 @ 8:29 AM

    I want to make sugar cookies with my nephew this year. I always make a variety of candies, but I think we’d both have a blast sneaking little tastes of icing and spreading sprinkles everywhere!

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    April in CT — November 29, 2010 @ 8:35 AM

    I’m making treats for hubbies coworkers, maybe cookies or some pumpkin bread.

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    Amy — November 29, 2010 @ 8:36 AM

    I always make gingerbread Christmukkah cookies and candy cane confectioner sugar cookies!

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    marla — November 29, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

    I have been eyeing this book for sometime. It sounds amazing & I would love it for the holidays. I actually am gonna be baking up quite a storm for holiday gifts & goodies :)

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    Regan — November 29, 2010 @ 9:07 AM

    I’m trying to come up with a recipe that incorporates eggnog into Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe…this custard recipe may be the answer!

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    June g. — November 29, 2010 @ 9:18 AM

    I’m going to try my hand at spritz cookies!

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    Michelle — November 29, 2010 @ 9:24 AM

    I’m not actually entering the giveaway because I’m lucky enough to already have this cookbook. I just couldn’t resist saying that I LOVE it and it’s a great addition to my kitchen. The winner is gonna be very happy!

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    Adriana — November 29, 2010 @ 9:30 AM

    I will be baking gingerbread cookies galore!!

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    Tara — November 29, 2010 @ 9:43 AM

    Oreo cupcakes…using mint Oreos!

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    susan — November 29, 2010 @ 9:45 AM

    I would like to make some type of cake with liquor frosting like rum or bourbon.

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    Rorkesdrift — November 29, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

    My favorite is peppermint brownies.

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    Penny S — November 29, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

    Those desserts look yummy!

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    Cristina B — November 29, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

    I would love to try baking a cheesecake for Christmas!

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    Vicki — November 29, 2010 @ 11:02 AM

    Banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread. Maybe orange cranberry bread too.

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    Sally — November 29, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

    I really would like to try those Peppermint Meringues. They sound so yummy!

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    Sandy — November 29, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

    Really wanting to make a steamed pudding…I have the charms and everything!

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    sara — November 29, 2010 @ 11:43 AM

    Great giveaway! I want to make buckeye candies this year. :)

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    Mary Anne — November 29, 2010 @ 11:43 AM

    I found a recipe for an eggnog cheesecake with gingersnap crust and a pomegranate glaze.

    I am also dying for some fudge!!

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    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth — November 29, 2010 @ 11:56 AM

    There are so many delicious goodies I want to try this year! At the top of the list is Croquembouche — it looks so magnificent! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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    jan — November 29, 2010 @ 12:18 PM

    this is the year I’m going to convince my mother in law to teach me how to make her amazing shortbread- ohhh so buttery and so flaky… YUM!

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    Christy — November 29, 2010 @ 1:02 PM

    I just found your blog – and subscribed! I think if it has the word “cookie” in it, I’m probably making it. The oven is on overtime!

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    Sara — November 29, 2010 @ 2:02 PM

    Peppermint Bark is always a favorite since I lack the baking skills needed for elaborate projects. But I think I can handle 4 ingredients :)

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    Tom — November 29, 2010 @ 2:13 PM

    Gingerbread (the real thing!) and biscotti.

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    Lindsay — November 29, 2010 @ 2:27 PM

    next on my list for holiday baking is some homemade gingerbread!

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    Heather C — November 29, 2010 @ 2:36 PM

    I’m going to try to make homemade gingerbread with lemon sauce!

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    Amanda L. — November 29, 2010 @ 2:43 PM

    I really want to try to make lebkuchen, which is German gingerbread. My husband and I went to Germany for our honeymoon and those cookies taste just like Christmas!

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    Julie — November 29, 2010 @ 2:51 PM

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m ready for gingerbread!

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    Molly — November 29, 2010 @ 3:38 PM

    I totally want to bake every one of the cookies you linked to on twitter the other day. They look so delicious. There’s no way I’ll have enough time to between finals and Christmas to make EVERY one, but a girl can dream can’t she? :)

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    Posti4 — November 29, 2010 @ 4:06 PM

    I would like to try and make one of those yule logs.They look so pretty! Thanks

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    peggy — November 29, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

    i’m definitely a huge fan of custard desserts also and have been toying with the idea of making a peppermint creme brulee sometime this holiday season!

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    Mellisa W — November 29, 2010 @ 4:18 PM

    Soda Cracker cookies for my cookie exchange.

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    Molly — November 29, 2010 @ 4:32 PM

    I’d love to try to make a rolled cake like a buche de noel!

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    Kim K. — November 29, 2010 @ 4:39 PM

    I have a long list of cookies to bake and candy to make. I guess I better get busy!

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    Tracy — November 29, 2010 @ 4:44 PM

    Definitely some orange spritz cookies. For my showstopper Christmas Eve dessert maybe a croquembouche — it’s been about 20 years since my last one, and I daresay I’ve learned a thing or two in the interim!

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    Cami — November 29, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

    I would love to try making caramels this year. Also, I am a fan of eggnog and I heard about eggnog pie. So got to try that!

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    Patricia — November 29, 2010 @ 5:53 PM

    I want to bake so many different cookies. I don’t know how to choose.

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    Stacey — November 29, 2010 @ 6:09 PM

    I found a new recipe for a chocolate pudding cake that is made in a crock pot- I can’t wait to try it!

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    Emily — November 29, 2010 @ 6:09 PM

    I am going to make my Grandma’s Pistachio Thumbprint and am looking forward to trying out a Cranberry-Swirl Cheesecake. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    Carrie — November 29, 2010 @ 6:31 PM

    I would like to try making my own gingerbread house. None of this kit or graham cracker stuff. The real deal.

    -carriechilton@gmail.com

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    Marilyn — November 29, 2010 @ 7:02 PM

    I’ve been craving pumpkin scones.

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    Jennifer — November 29, 2010 @ 9:05 PM

    I’d love to try homemade eggnog. Have a good recipe?

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    Brooke Kittle — November 29, 2010 @ 9:14 PM

    I really want to make this Eggnog Custard and I have a Paula Dean recipe for Gooey Chocolate Butter cookies that are calling my name! YUM!!

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    oregonjudy — November 29, 2010 @ 11:45 PM

    Sometimes I just have to make krumkake.

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    tcmaryf — November 30, 2010 @ 12:27 AM

    Planning on making my own cordials, so need to get strartd this week, Was thinking cranberry, aprico ans strawberry perhaps. I also would ;like to make a cranberry chesecake.

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    Crystal — November 30, 2010 @ 12:49 AM

    There are several things I want to make this year for the holidays, including a gingerbread house and some of those whoopie pies I keep seeing.

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    Patty — November 30, 2010 @ 2:23 AM

    I need to make a big, moist Red Velvet Cake. I just love the color red for the holidays. Thanks for the give away.

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    tammy — November 30, 2010 @ 2:36 AM

    I love making cookies! Lots and lots of cookies. Especially gingerbread cookies. I can’t wait.

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    Liz — November 30, 2010 @ 3:12 AM

    I would love to try some peanut brittle but with the high humidity here in the south I’m a little reluctant.

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    Kelly Schaefer — November 30, 2010 @ 3:22 AM

    This year, I would like to make buttermilk pie for my sister. Its an old recipe and she has missed having this for many years. So, time for me to pull this out. For myself, I absolutely love custards, so I am going to try this eggnog custard, but will tweak it to lower the sugar. Many thanks! Kelly

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    Jamie — November 30, 2010 @ 3:26 AM

    I will be baking up a storm this month! I am making Cake Balls this week, and will be making cookies on the weekend. I like to change it up, so it will either be a pie, cake, or whatever else I can think of to make for the holidays. Any excuse to bake!!

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    jenna — November 30, 2010 @ 3:45 AM

    I want to bake more layer cakes…yellow with carmel icing, italian cream cake and on and on…and of course all the favorite Christmas cookies!

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    Judy R — November 30, 2010 @ 3:48 AM

    I will be baking lots of cookies in the next week or so and will be trying my hand at gingerbread cookies.

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    dawn — November 30, 2010 @ 4:03 AM

    I want to use egg nog in a funky way… As a flavoring agent… maybe as a parfait or turned into a pumpkin roll kinda thing… we’ll see

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    Debbie V. — November 30, 2010 @ 4:37 AM

    I want to try making a souffle!

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    Fran McClain — November 30, 2010 @ 4:52 AM

    My mom’s Sugar Cookies and Holiday Fruit Cookies, a Christmas Tradition in our Family. To share with friends and around town at small businesses.

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    Rose — November 30, 2010 @ 5:03 AM

    I would love to try the peppermint meringue kisses. I’d plan on making peppermint bark cookies as gifts, but the meringues look so much more sophisticated.

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    Linda — November 30, 2010 @ 5:08 AM

    I’ll try a few new goodies this year-trick is hiding all from 15yr son! ;) – that eggnog custard looks to-die-for!

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    Tracey — November 30, 2010 @ 5:28 AM

    I am going to make the walnut horns,with chopped candied cherries in the Meringue.Hoping it will turn out with a Christmas feel! LOVE your site and the book sounds GREAT!

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    Miss Z. — November 30, 2010 @ 5:30 AM

    yessss great giveaway! i want to bake chocolate pecan cheesecake (like a pecan pie)

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    Kate Donahue — November 30, 2010 @ 5:45 AM

    This year for the holidays I’m sure I’ll be baking TONS of things but I definitely will be making a cranberry pear pie that has lemon zest in it all baked into a wonderfully buttery, flaky crust. So good!!

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    Marella — November 30, 2010 @ 5:46 AM

    I am required to make peanut butter balls by my grandsons.

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    Lois Ramaeker — November 30, 2010 @ 5:50 AM

    Enjoy your site and the 4 ingredient recipes.
    I’m looking for a eggnog cheesecake recipe.
    Can you help me out.

    If I’m not the lucky winner I will purchase
    the book.

    Lois Ramaeker

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 30th, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

      @Lois Ramaeker, I’d love to make an eggnog cheesecake- that’s one I haven’t gotten to yet!

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    Cheryl R — November 30, 2010 @ 5:56 AM

    I’m going to make gingersnaps this year.

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    Lesley F — November 30, 2010 @ 6:03 AM

    I have an apple cake recipe that my mom wrote down years ago in German. I am going to attempt to decipher it and make it for the holidays! Wish me luck

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    Tanya P — November 30, 2010 @ 6:39 AM

    I would love to make this year creme brulee. I’ve never made it before but love eating it…so I think it would taste sooo much better if I were able to make it :)

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    Doreen — November 30, 2010 @ 6:48 AM

    I will, once again create a Gingerbread House with my 4 and 6 year old grandchildren. This year we will bake the gingerbread ourselves! WISH US LUCK!

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    SheilaM — November 30, 2010 @ 6:52 AM

    Going to attempt Peppermint Whoopie Pies….have not attempted whoopie pies yet so kinda nervous!

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    Cindy — November 30, 2010 @ 6:55 AM

    I will bake and decorate Gingerbread houses for my family and friends. They are such a joy to create as gifts. It is so exciting to present them as a gift. It so much fun to see the kids eat them after the holiday or some save them from year to year.

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    Gina B — November 30, 2010 @ 7:05 AM

    I’m going to make my regular banana bread, and I want to try an apple pie this year!

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    Megan — November 30, 2010 @ 7:08 AM

    I always make Toll House Cookies and Whoopie Pies!

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    Inbar — November 30, 2010 @ 7:11 AM

    I want to make chocolate babka for Hannukah this year, just because it is the best under-recognized treat ever invented.

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    Shauna — November 30, 2010 @ 7:14 AM

    I’ll be baking good ol’ fashion sugar cookies! My nephew is 3 and the perfect age to help me decorate. I can’t wait – I love this time of year!

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    Amy — November 30, 2010 @ 7:19 AM

    I’ll bake and decorate some sugar cookies!

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    Judy (bakerwannabe) — November 30, 2010 @ 7:53 AM

    I will be making Springerles among many others this year.

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    Keri — November 30, 2010 @ 7:57 AM

    I think I’ll need to make a Rum Cake :) … that would go well with Eggnog Custard, dontchya think? ;)

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    Stefanie — November 30, 2010 @ 8:02 AM

    Hmm.. this year I think I’m going to try my hand at Peppermint Biscotti! It would be my first biscotti, and would work wonderfully in gift baggies! :D

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    Arlene Gunter — November 30, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

    I would soon like to try one of Nigella Lawson’s ‘Sticky Toffee Puddings’. Seems so ridiculously over the top in terms of fat, calories and sugar! But sure does contain all my favorites :)

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    Jennifer — November 30, 2010 @ 8:24 AM

    I hope to make small loaves of different breads (banana nut, cranberry, etc.) to give to neighbors, friends and family.

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    Kris — November 30, 2010 @ 8:30 AM

    I love to bake several different cookies for Christmas but my favorite is a decorated sugar cookie I have been making since I was in high school

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    Jamie — November 30, 2010 @ 8:56 AM

    I want to find something new to bake that has crushed up peppermint either in it or on it!

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    Andrea — November 30, 2010 @ 9:12 AM

    That eggnog custard looks delicious! I always make homemade peanut butter cups, almond roca, and dozens of different types of cookies!

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    Christy Spurlock — November 30, 2010 @ 9:17 AM

    I’m wanting to make red velvet petit fours.

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    Savanna — November 30, 2010 @ 9:18 AM

    I will be baking lots of molasses and shortbread cookies! I just can’t seem to get enough of them! mmmm :)

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    Beth — November 30, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    I want to make some fudge this year! Yummy!

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    Jan — November 30, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

    The eggnog custard sounds like just the thing.

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    Patti — November 30, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

    Lots and lots of cookies…and some toffee too

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    Wendy — November 30, 2010 @ 10:14 AM

    I always bake a somewhat altered sourcream apricot bundt cake I found in an old Williams Somona pamphlet. While I’ve converted it to a chocolate sourcream bundt studded with dried sour cherries, I really like the dried apricots with candied ginger added in.

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    Holly — November 30, 2010 @ 10:26 AM

    My grandmother’s caramels – one of these days they will be perfected.

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    Stephanie — November 30, 2010 @ 11:02 AM

    I am making chocolate cherry cordials… and I better start now because they have to “ripen” for a good month!

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    Kelly — November 30, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

    I am making chocolate peppermint cupcakes this year for my holiday party.

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    Danielle Camarena — November 30, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

    I think I am going to make some lemon bars. My mom always put some out at Christmas and I think I want to bust out her recipe and take a crack at it :)

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    Kelly — November 30, 2010 @ 11:41 AM

    I want to make great big, soft, spicy molasses cookies. Found some really amazing ones at a small, local bakery and would love to recreate them.

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    Michelle Maskaly — November 30, 2010 @ 11:42 AM

    I will be baking snow ball cookies. It’s a long-time family recipe that I haven’t made in a few years, but this year I’m really looking forward to making them.

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    knitstamatic — November 30, 2010 @ 11:48 AM

    Oh yum! I just added your book to my wishlist.

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    Renee — November 30, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

    I am looking forward to making a version of gingerbread cookies I just love! Makes the house smell so wonderful! The recipes for this cookbook look incredible.

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    Beth — November 30, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

    I want to make a Fruitcake this year, but I would be the only one to eat it in my family. Nobody else in my household likes the candied fruits. I used to help my mom make it every year. It has been many years since I have had one.

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    Diane — November 30, 2010 @ 12:25 PM

    I’m going to make your flourless chocolate cookies for a former coworker who can’t eat gluten!

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    Melissa — November 30, 2010 @ 12:45 PM

    Can’t wait to try that custard and thanks for the meringue recipe my grandma used to make peppermint ones that were my favorite!!

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    Sharla — November 30, 2010 @ 12:56 PM

    We are making gingerbread men for the first time…requested by my 3 yr old!

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    Pattyann — November 30, 2010 @ 12:59 PM

    I am making truffles for everyone for Christmas. I found a couple of great recipes and these are a big hit with family!

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    Amanda — November 30, 2010 @ 1:16 PM

    I love to bake peppermint brownies this time of year!

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    Carol — November 30, 2010 @ 1:17 PM

    Oh how I love custard-and that photo makes me want to dig right in.

    I want to make some new biscotti recipes this Christmas-but I have to stick with some old favorites or there would be some sad faces..will definitely be making Rainbow Venetian cookies and Italian cookies too.

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    Lindsay — November 30, 2010 @ 1:56 PM

    I feel like I bake basically the same thing every holiday season, so this year I want to spice it up! I’m thinking I’m going to take the classic gingerbread mix I usually make and turn it into gingerbread cupcakes with a maple cinnamon buttercream frosting. We’ll see how they turn out!

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    Stacey — November 30, 2010 @ 2:21 PM

    I would really like to make homemade creme brulee

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    martha — November 30, 2010 @ 5:20 PM

    I want to bake some of my favorite soft spice Christmas cookies and the new easy apple cranberry cake in the New Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and I would really love to win Abby’s cookbook. I checked it out at Borders but am trying to control by cookbook addiction!

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    Stacey — November 30, 2010 @ 5:49 PM

    I would love a four-ingredient cookbook :)

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    Jackie Watson — November 30, 2010 @ 5:50 PM

    This year I will be experimenting with some dairy & egg free desserts since we just found out my son has an allergy. But that doesn’t mean I will be indulging in lots of other tasty desserts — too bad I won’t be able to share!!!! tehe… wink wink!!

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    Heather — November 30, 2010 @ 5:50 PM

    I have to say I am old fashioned I love chocolate chip cookies they are my all time favorite!!! I will be making them this year!!! Will be able to make more next year when we move into our new house in January!!!! Right now have to stink with the trusty favorite!!!

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    Becca H. — November 30, 2010 @ 5:52 PM

    oh my goodness… those peppermint meringues look SO good! I’d also love to learn how to make Anise cookies

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    Katrina — November 30, 2010 @ 5:56 PM

    I feel like I’ve been waiting all year to make some yummy fudge!

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    Janis — November 30, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

    I was just wondering if I could make an eggnog cake, or start looking for a recipe for one. BUT this eggnog custard will definitely be first! If I don’t win I’m buying that book! :)

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    Becky — November 30, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

    I kived these recipes! I would love to win!

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    Michelle Vandergrift — November 30, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

    I think I’ll make some Truffle Fudge Brownies with the addition of chopped Andes mints. YUM!

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    Kathy E. — November 30, 2010 @ 6:11 PM

    Only FOUR ingredients? awesome! I love the photos and I’d love to own this cookbook.

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    David Junot — November 30, 2010 @ 6:18 PM

    In the middle of making Italian cookies, “Cuccidatti” I’m thinking of using Fiori de Sicilia (Citrus flavored Vanilla) for one batch of cookies and EggNog flavored Vanilla for another. Wish me Luck!!

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    Manette — November 30, 2010 @ 6:26 PM

    I am dying to make some chocolate wine truffles…yummo!

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    Kelly — November 30, 2010 @ 6:30 PM

    yum! eggnog custard

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    Amy — November 30, 2010 @ 6:37 PM

    I would love to make that eggnog custard and I think my family would too = )

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    Jennifer — November 30, 2010 @ 6:41 PM

    yum, this holiday I would like to make chocolate truffles.

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    Jasmine — November 30, 2010 @ 7:10 PM

    I would LOVE to make some of those delectable sugar cookies with the hard icing on top, but I never get the chance

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    Lorrie — November 30, 2010 @ 7:19 PM

    Pies, Pies, Pies… Pumpkin-Apple, Rhubarb, Apple Carmel Crumb, Gingercrust Pumpkin..

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    CupcakeCaliBride — November 30, 2010 @ 7:29 PM

    Hmm I know I’m making fudge truffles and a chocolate chess pie!

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    Laura — November 30, 2010 @ 7:56 PM

    I love making candy for christmas!!!!

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    Michele — November 30, 2010 @ 8:06 PM

    I’m making cream cheese flan and red velvet sandwich cookies with cream cheese icing filling…..for starters :)

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    Judy Jursch — November 30, 2010 @ 8:08 PM

    This year, I would love to bake the most fabulous shortbread cookie ever! Wish me luck!

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    LekkerMichelle — November 30, 2010 @ 8:11 PM

    A love cheesecake for this holidays!!!!

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    Melissa — November 30, 2010 @ 9:21 PM

    I love to bake and always looking for new recipes!! i am going to try and make bullseyes this year for Christmas!…

    yummy.
    Thanks for an opportunity to win big.
    Melissa from Naches, WA

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    Gale Reeves — November 30, 2010 @ 9:53 PM

    This Christmas I would like to bake French Macarons in Christmas colors. Thanks for the cookbook give away.

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    Karen — December 1, 2010 @ 4:04 AM

    OMG… Just curious if I can LIVE off of the Spiked Eggnog Custard?

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    Valerie — December 1, 2010 @ 6:02 AM

    Oh my gosh, my husband LOVES eggnog. Like will make a special stop on his way home from work loves. Like will buy two cartons at a time loves. Gotta try this one!

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    Dana Carlisle — December 1, 2010 @ 6:45 AM

    Everything looks and sounds so good. So much to cook, so little time! But I am going to try the Red Velvet Cheesecake!

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    Angie — December 1, 2010 @ 6:58 AM

    I want to try making peanut butter fudge this year. I’m going to try it give edible gifts this year, so I have a lot of things in mind to make (caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, truffles, muffins).

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    Christy — December 1, 2010 @ 6:58 AM

    The one on the cover looks amazing!! But I really want to try the eggnogg custard!! That sounds great!!!

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    KATHLEEN ERBE — December 1, 2010 @ 7:10 AM

    O MY CUPCAKES! I love Christmas goodies. MMMMMM what would I like to make?
    Rum balls, lots of homemade fudge of all flavors, and peppermint bark. Red Velvet cheesecake, and flour-less chocolate yummy cookies.
    Blessings to all, and to all a Merry Christmas.

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    Crystal Arnolts — December 1, 2010 @ 7:21 AM

    I think I may try the new Cake Pop sensation that everyone has been talking about! Maybe I can do them in different Christmas flavors like gingerbread, egg nog, and pumpkin spice. Yumm!!

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    Mary Everson — December 1, 2010 @ 7:24 AM

    Four ingredients…now that’s how I like to bake!

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    Sara — December 1, 2010 @ 9:42 AM

    wow love the eggnog custard! Love Abby and would love to have her wonderful book! :)

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    Dani H — December 1, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

    Chocolate truffles of different flavors and chocolate candies.

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    Terri Sue — December 1, 2010 @ 11:32 AM

    i have always wanted to make rum balls. this year i think i’m finally going to do it.

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    Sues — December 1, 2010 @ 11:33 AM

    This is the perfect way to enjoy some holiday egg nog :) YUM!

    Hmmm I want to make all kinds of fudge… but especially a peppermint one!

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    Alanna Kellogg — December 2, 2010 @ 10:39 AM

    I love it when we have such a connection to a recipe developer. I’ve just now started taking notice of “who” is behind the recipes in magazines. It’s telling!