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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

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It’s already November, which means “goodbye” Halloween and a full leap into the holiday season!  Have you already started planning which day you’re putting up that tree?  Or, how soon will you turn up the Christmas tunes?  How about your first sip of Egg Nog? I’m so glad that the holidays are falling during my […]

Cinnamon Chocolate Pound Cake

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Otherwise known as “Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake”, this just might be the dessert you’re looking to serve this Cinco de Mayo.  But, consider it also as a breakfast option.  Last Saturday morning, during a visit to Starbucks, I ordered their (unfortunately seasonal) Cinnamon Chocolate bread that was very similar to this.  And, yes, I ate […]

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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“Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ‘a penny, two ‘a penny, Hot cross buns!” Was that the first song you learned on your musical instrument?  Unless you’re a natural Bach or Beethoven, then it probably was.  Now that the song’s stuck in your head, let’s talk about these sweet little pillows of heaven. Hot […]

Italian Easter Bread

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Easter is here!  Now that Ben and I have our own family, we are excited to start our own holiday traditions.  This bread made its mark with us this week, and I won’t be surprised if we continue making it every year for Easter now.  When I first saw this, I was very intrigued by […]

Easter Nest Sugar Cookies

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Happy Friday!  I’m leaving you this weekend with a fun little project you can do with your kids, or your friends’ kids, or just your friends.  (I have a wide demographic of readers, so you know where you fit in.)  The other day I baked up the miniature soft frosted sugar cookies and decorated them […]

Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Let me start by apologizing.  I have been making these cookies all winter, and now that spring is just around the corner I’m finally sharing this sinfully delicious recipe with you.  For those of you still experiencing winter weather (I know my folks in Michigan are!) then hopefully you can escape the cold to stay […]

Jambalaya

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Today is the first of at least three posts I’ll be sharing with you this week out of my new Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible cook book.  The folks at Smithfield sent me a copy during my move to Mississippi so I could quickly adjust to southern cooking at its best.  After taking a few […]

Mardi Gras King Cake

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It’s here again!  Fat Tuesday…or Mardi Gras…the day that you can shove your mouths full of donuts, cake, beer, and whatever else fancies your pants because, well, tomorrow you’re going to give it all up for 40 days, right? RIGHT!?  Even if you don’t observe the Lenten season, you are probably still familiar with today’s […]