Sweet Holiday Hotlinks

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Happy Wednesday, friends!  Been a long time since I put up some hotlinks . . . . Here's a nice collection of holiday links for you - focused on sweets.  I haven't tried them, yet, but if you do, will you post in the comments and let us know what you think? 

Here's a great-looking recipe for peppermint cookie bark. (Macheesmo)

This cookie made with pistachios, dried cranberries and candied ginger shouts "Christmas!" (Luna Cafe)

Perhaps you'll want to loosen your belt and serve The Kitchen Witch's rendition of Ina Garten's luscious croissant bread pudding. (The Kitchen Witch)

Go free-form with this fabulous looking cherry almond galette- no hardcore baking skills needed. (The (Wicked) Awesome Whisk)

Here's a collection of delicious-looking cookie recipes adapted from local bakeries. (Globe Magazine)

And last, but not least, a yummy sweet kugel recipe . . . if you've never had sweet noodle pudding, you need to try this one out . . . and you know?  It'd be great (yet decidedly not traditional!) with your Christmas ham. (Bitten)