Category Archives: Christmas

Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies

I have been making a lot of cookies lately.  There have been several times recently where it was necessary to eat dinner in the car on our way to an event so I packed a picnic of foods that were … Continue reading

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Sprinkle Cookies That Can Be Customized for Any Celebration

I made these cookies for Easter, and really enjoyed them for many reasons.  For one thing, they tasted great.  The dough is similar to chocolate chip cookie dough without the chocolate chips.  The cookies are buttery and moist and just … Continue reading

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Pork Chili Verde

It is Friday, and our family eats Mexican food on Fridays which I always look forward to. But this is a very special Friday.  It is the one year anniversary of Fiesta Friday over at The Novice Gardener.  Because of the … Continue reading

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Posole Rojo – A Christmas Eve Tradition

Today I want to share with you a delicious soup that our family eats on Christmas Eve, but would be wonderful anytime you want a flavorful soup reminiscent of the spices in a tamale.  It is called Posole Rojo. It is often … Continue reading

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Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Mix – A Quick and Delicious Food Gift For Friends and Neighbors

Each Christmas I like to do a homemade food gift for friends and neighbors.  Every year I pick something different to make. Last year I made Hot Chocolate on a Stick.  This year I wanted to try making the Chai Tea … Continue reading

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Soft and Chewy M and M Cookies

With the holidays approaching so quickly after Thanksgiving this year, I’m not sure how many different types of cookies I am going to get done in time for our Christmas celebration.  But there are a few kinds that just have … Continue reading

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Cranberry Bliss Bars

How has your bliss level been lately?  Mine has improved significantly since making these bars!  Because they are so good, I can’t stop eating them, and I am now full of bliss (bars)!:)  These are a copycat recipe of Starbucks’ … Continue reading

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Classic Chocolate Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream

I was in line at the grocery store the other day, and it seemed like it was taking forever to get through it.  There was some kind of problem with the person ahead, and I was starting to feel impatient.  The person … Continue reading

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Caramelized Acorn Squash With Rosemary

Do you need an easy, colorful side for Thanksgiving that won’t stress you out, can be done ahead of time and tastes delicious? Have you ever wondered what to do with an acorn squash? If you answered yes to either of … Continue reading

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Caramelized Pear Crostini with Honey and Thyme

With all of the holidays coming quickly upon us, I am always on the lookout for a delicious appetizer to start off the evening.  This crostini is perfect because it has all the flavors and colors of fall, yet can … Continue reading

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