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Category Archive: Christmas

Easy & Delicious Christmas Cookies

Happy Holidays to you! These are some of my favorite go-to cookie recipes, click the title for the full recipe.  Happy baking! My Grandma Maxine’s Gingersnaps  My Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies (perfect for rolling… Continue reading

Celebrating Cyber Monday with a LivingSocial Deal Bucks Giveaway!

 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and ready or not, here comes the sprint to Christmas!  Before you can finish the Thanksgiving leftovers, you’re surrounded by the holidays down every shopping… Continue reading

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

This is a simple, five ingredient recipe that’s perfect for a hostess gift or to set out for your guests when entertaining.  Fresh rosemary gives the almonds a delicious flavor and fragrance. I make a… Continue reading

Baked Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries

This is a delicious recipe for creamy risotto studded with delicious roasted butternut squash and sweet dried cranberries. Roasting squash is simple; just cube, toss with olive oil, spread evenly on a baking sheet, season with salt… Continue reading

A Lamborghini Gallardo for Christmas & $100 LivingSocial Deal Bucks for You!

Can you believe it’s December 11 already? That means there’s only 13 days ’til Christmas! If that sends you into a panic, rushing to the mall to fight over parking spaces, please don’t fret and… Continue reading

Vanilla Bean Whipped Sweet Potatoes

When I saw this recipe from Food & Wine I knew I had to try it and I was not disappointed! This is my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes and is as simple… Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

I’m so excited my sisters have come up to visit us for a few days before we all head south for Christmas and to welcome them I made these Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies.… Continue reading

Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

This loaf cake, loaded with pears, cinnamon and chocolate is my homage to the final lyric of the Twelve Days of Christmas: “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.”  It is a dense… Continue reading

Hearty Beer Cheese Dip {with Christmas MSU Edam Cheese}

Last Thursday I posted a recipe for Spicy Hot Cheese and Sausage Dip and today I’ve got another cheese dip for you, this one with with beer and lots of cheese.  I was inspired to… Continue reading

Gifts for the Cook

I hope you had a lovely holiday yesterday with friends and family! We had a great Thanksgiving at the lake with family from my Dad and Mom’s sides and entertainment provided by a… Continue reading