Christmas

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Cranberry Cinnamon Cake

14 comments November 22, 2013

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child Love that. “The amount of cinnamon called for in a recipe, should be doubled.” – Amy (^^^ that’s me.) […]

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Strawberry Limeade Cooler (with 7-Up or Rum)

12 comments December 20, 2012

Oh Baby, it’s coooold outside! Yes, I know. Then what the heck am I doing posting something made for the summer months? Because it’s really good! And we have to […]

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Eggnog Muffins with Streusel Topping

5 comments December 18, 2012

Eggnog. So bad. And so so good. When I was in college, I highly anticipated the holiday season and the first appearance of it on the shelves. I would buy […]

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Christmas Caramel Popcorn

12 comments December 10, 2012

I make popcorn almost every night. Usually 30 minutes after the kids are in bed, being certain they are asleep so we don’t have to share. Yes, we’re mean that […]

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(Christmas) Italian Sugar Cookies

21 comments December 7, 2012

There has been a big ‘ol debate a brewin’ over here the past few weeks 8 years. Fake tree or real tree. Oh yes. Conversations have been had. Nasty words have […]

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Video: Support of Cookies For Kids’ Cancer (Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints)

87 comments December 3, 2012

It’s that time again – December. And holiday cookies! Let the deluge begin, I say! I’m kicking things off with one of my favorites, the Thumbprint. They will forever remind […]

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A Day In The Life – Christmas 2011

6 comments December 25, 2011

Time: 9:01 am Weather outside: 38 degrees and sunny On my desk: holiday cards, tissue paper, 4 pairs of scissors, and a Barbie doll On the counter top: um, you […]

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Audio: T’was The Night Before A Very Culinary Christmas 2011

13 comments December 22, 2011

Did you listen to Paul’s rendition of this classic poem from last year? Well, he’s baaack. Here he is recapping our 2011. Click on the audio link and enjoy. (Or […]

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Teriyaki Barbecue Roasted Tri-Tip

23 comments December 15, 2011

This tri-tip is another one of my mom’s recipes. I told you I was feeling the family love this month! As with all my favorite childhood meals like this and […]

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Crunchy Blackstrap Molasses Cookies and a Best Bake Sale Cookbook Giveaway

39 comments December 6, 2011

I’d never given molasses much thought until two months ago, when sister Jen commented how much she loved it. I was like, “Hm. Really? Can’t think of many things I’ve […]

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Candied Pecans

20 comments December 1, 2011

These have practically become a permanent fixture in my house. Seriously. I’ve lost count of how many batches I have made…and how many people have become indebted to me by […]

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Audio: T’was The Night Before A Very Culinary Christmas

19 comments December 21, 2010

Here’s a fun adaptation of this classic poem that we all know and love. By Paul. Grab some hot cocoa and click on the audio link to enjoy his hypnotic […]

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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies…for Santa

26 comments December 27, 2009

I swear I’m going to write about chicken, and fish, and soup, and pasta again. Promise. But I figure the holidays aren’t really over until the New Year. And what’s […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts – Cranberry Almond Bark and White Chocolate Popcorn

21 comments December 14, 2009

Here we are. December. Holiday time. Gift giving time. Spending money time…unless you’re on unemployment (ahem.) All right. So, maybe you have a job (way to go!), but you’re being […]