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Your Top 12 Favorites of 2012

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For the last two years, I’ve posted a round-up of your top ten favorite recipes.  This year, I saw many other bloggers sharing their top twelve for 2012, so I thought I’d give you the extra two, as well!  But, first, let’s talk about my year aside from recipes and blogging.  We moved in January […]

Pomegranate White Chocolate and Mint Chip Cookies

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Who’s traveling for the holidays?  We are currently in Winston-Salem, NC visiting family, relaxing at my in-laws’ beautiful new home and watching the cousins play while getting to know each other better.  It warms my heart to see Judah loving his younger cousins so much, and with every tender move he displays toward them I […]

Crock-Pot Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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Christmas morning breakfast can be difficult to pull off when there are so many other things going on.  Dad is holding the video camera, recording the kids opening their gifts.  Mom is picking up the scraps of wrapping paper to throw away while keeping tabs on recycling the bows.  When the excitement is over, the […]

K-Cup® Pack Countertop Storage Drawer Giveaway!

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.  The winner, chosen randomly, is Rachel Tilly who said: “My parents always give us PJs on Christmas Eve–this tradition has continued even though I’m a married adult–I love it!!” Congratulations, Rachel! Check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize! Christmas is now less than one week […]

Holiday Dulce de Leche Chocolate Bars

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Do you ever bookmark a recipe, then lose it in your files until it’s too late in the season to make it?  That’s what I did with this one, for the last two years.  Oops!  Finally, it resurfaced on a day when I was looking for something different and holiday-ish to make for whatever reason. […]

Peppermint (Candy Cane) Hot Chocolate Mix

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Homemade Christmas gifts are always the best, in my eyes.  Unless, of course, someone decides to buy me that beautiful new iMac.   But, seriously, I really love receiving homemade presents, whether it’s food, a drink, craft or a handmade card.  I love giving them, as well. It’s funny how last year we were in […]

Saturday Seeds

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Pregnancy Update: Let’s start the Saturday Seeds this week with a pregnancy update.  We are having another boy!!  Just what I was hoping, but not what I was feeling.  So, pretty surprised and VERY excited!  Now, to pick a name?  We have ONE in mind, surprisingly.  We knew we would be in trouble picking out […]

Holiday Giveaway – FIVE Winners!

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No-Bake Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies – Easy as 1-2-3!

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Have you heard of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap?  Organized by the lovely foodies, Lindsay and Julie, this event brings food bloggers from all over together to exchange new cookie recipes.  Did we all travel and get together in one place, you ask?  Nope!  That’s the beauty of it!  Lindsay and Julie assigned all […]

Cranberry Toasted Almond Brie en Croûte + Fisher Nuts Giveaway! – CLOSED

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: The winner (chosen by Random.org) of the Fisher Nuts Cook with Nuts prize package is Ashley Simpson who said: “Pecans are my favorite-not only are they abundant where I live here in eastern North Carolina, but they are very versatile. My favorite way of eating them is spiced candied pecans which my dad […]

Saturday Seeds

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This Week on Pennies on a Platter: This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Secret Kiss Snowball Cookies – Inspired years ago by a dear family friend, I decided to add a kiss to the center for a chocolate surprise. Rudolph […]

Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies

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And…. …here we go again with another sweet treat recipe post.  Don’t shoot me for making your waistline bigger.  But, wait, aren’t you really making these cookies and sweets for your friends and family as Christmas presents?  So you have nothing to worry about, right? RIGHT…?? These cutie patootie reindeer cookies were sent right out […]

Secret Kiss Snowball Cookies + A Hershey’s Giveaway – CLOSED

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UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed.  The winner (selected by Random.org) of the Hershey’s baking package is Christi D. who said: “I am making toffee bars…chocolatey goodness!” Congratulations, Christi! Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.  Thank you to all who entered.  If you didn’t win this time, come back […]

Saturday Seeds

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This Week on Pennies on a Platter: This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Since I didn’t have a “Saturday Seeds” post during the week of Thanksgiving, I’m including the recipes from that week, as well. Crock Pot Corn Pudding – […]

Peppermint Mocha Muddy Buddies | Puppy Chow

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Yesterday, I found out via various social media channels and your blog comments that the true name for this snack is…. Puppy Chow… errr….I mean, Muddy Buddies!  Wait!  You couldn’t make my mind up for me, either!  It seems there was an equal amount of you that calls this popular Chex mix by both their […]

Muddy Buddies | Puppy Chow

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You already know and love this one.  We’ve been enjoying this for years upon years.  But, should that keep me from photographing it now and adding it to my blog recipe files?  I think not! Actually, I just want to know if you call them Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow.  I do both.  Haven’t been […]

Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Chips

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Everyone loves dips.  Usually, the favorites are ones that are filled with some sort of cheesy goodness with salty crackers or chips.  Am I right?  But, folks, you should change things up a bit this holiday season and serve your family and friends this apple pie dip.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my cheesy […]

Classic Green Bean Almondine

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Last year for Thanksgiving, I made a from-scratch version of everyone’s favorite green bean casserole.  This year, a few of you requested a classic Green Bean Almondine recipe, which I thought was a fantastic idea because it’s much easier, a whole lot faster, and is cooked on the stove top! This veggie dish certainly doesn’t […]

Blendtec Blender Giveaway!

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UPDATE:  The winner was chosen by Random.org.  Congratulations to Lee, who said:  “I plan on making hummus! And smoothies!”  Thank you to everyone who entered.  Lee, please check your email for instructions on claiming your prize.  Another winner will be chosen if prize is unclaimed.  Happy Thursday before Thanksgiving, everyone!  I can not tell you […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

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Grab a fork or use your fingers for this one!  These cakey bars can go either way, but just a warning, you won’t want only one, especially if you eat them WARM.  I loved the pumpkin chocolate combination and shared them with a group of friends last weekend who also gave them a big thumbs […]

Crock Pot Corn Pudding

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so this week and the beginning of next, I plan to post some new recipes you can whip up for your holiday guests.  One request I’ve received recently is an easy crock pot recipe so your oven can be freed up for the other million dishes you are making that day.  […]