Christmas

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A Simple Way To Keep Your Kids Believing in Santa A While Longer!

11 comments December 20, 2014

We’re on the tail end of Haley believing in Santa. She’s 8 1/2 and questioning everything (thank you kids at school!) I’ve been sort of sad about it. I don’t […]

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Peppermint Snowcap Meringues

10 comments December 16, 2014

Every year the kids’ school does several fundraisers (of course) – I have 3 favorites: the Fall Festival, with games, music, and a silent auction for amazing gift baskets. The […]

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{Make-Ahead} Amaretto Brioche Bake Casserole

40 comments December 7, 2014

Oh my goodness, you guys. I can’t stop crying. We put the tree up. I cried. We put the stockings up. I cried. Haley told me she loved me…unsolicited. I […]

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Cumin Seared Pork Tenderloin with Raisin Pine Nut Relish

29 comments December 4, 2014

I love this dinner so much, I made it twice in one week. That was back in October, and I’ve since made it two more times! Unprecedented in the food […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Roll Cake

23 comments November 25, 2014

I was going to share this cake with you 340 days ago. I’m nothing, if not a procrastinator. But really. I think it was in the 11th hour last year […]

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French Quarter Cheese Spread

6 comments November 20, 2014

Well, I guess anything named after the French Quarter is bound to be naughty, right? And this spread really is. But you don’t need to draw your blinds to enjoy […]

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Cranberry Cinnamon Cake

15 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)

89 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 […]