Christmas

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Apple Pomegranate Salad

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

This is the easiest holiday salad ever, especially if you use a tub of frozen whipped topping (although the real stuff tastes much better).  It…

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Best Toffee Ever

Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

I have tried many, many toffee recipes over the years. Quite a few of them have been complete failures (and I have a funny feeling it wasn't the…

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Brussels Sprout & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012

I may never eat cooked Brussels sprouts again!  Which isn't really saying much, since I rarely eat cooked Brussels sprouts to begin with.  The…

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Cranberry Almond Cake

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2011

Folks, this cake is fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!  It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and the streusel topping is, well . . . hard to…

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Cranberry Butter

Posted on Nov 14th, 2013

Over the summer, I tried a recipe for strawberry butter. I was pretty much in strawberry heaven. So when I came across a recipe for cranberry butter,…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Posted on Nov 27th, 2011

I tried this fabulous dip at Thanksgiving and it shot straight to the top of my list of favorite holiday appetizers.  I'll be making it again for…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

This cake was amazing! Dense and moist, it was perfect mix of sweet and tart.  And I love that it's simple to make, yet elegant enough to serve as…

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Holiday Pie

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010

I had never seen anything like this chocolate cranberry pie when I came across the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website--and I mean that in a good…

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Cranberry Meatballs

Posted on Nov 28th, 2010

These are a lot like those grape jelly meatballs (I know, it sounds weird, but they're pretty good) using cranberry sauce in place of the jelly. …

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

Every holiday season I try several new cookie recipes. Most of them are tasty, but only a select few go into the permanent recipe file with favorites…

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Cranberry Spiced Cider

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011

I love making warm cider at the holidays.  I think I enjoy the smell as much as the taste.  I love this cider because it has the usual spice, along…

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Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

This Cranberry Waldorf Salad is beautiful to serve at the holidays, but honestly, it's delicious any time of year. Just by a few extra bags of…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

I'm so excited about the new line of seasonal baking mixes from Pillsbury®! Just in time for the holidays, they've got fun and festive offerings…

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Easy Peppermint Bark Cookies

Posted on Dec 17th, 2011

I don't know how many unsuccessful attempts I've made at peppermint bark in my life.  I love the idea, but it never works for me.  The dark…

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Eggnog Cheesecakes with Dulce de Leche

Posted on Dec 8th, 2010

My husband loves eggnog and cheesecake, so when I saw a recipe for eggnog cheesecake, I knew I had to try it.  This can also be baked in a…

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Eggnog Ice Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 24th, 2012

This is a fantastic holiday dessert that's easy to put together and has a big wow factor.  And it can be made ahead of time, which is something I…

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010

Snickerdoodles are the perfect base for this festive holiday cookie.  Straight out of the oven, the eggnog taste isn't as strong, but give these…

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Focaccia Artichoke Stuffing

Posted on Nov 6th, 2013

The stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. And I never thought I'd find a recipe that could rival my grandmother's traditional…

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Four Spice Crackle Cookies

Posted on Nov 29th, 2011

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what these cookies are made of.  They're one of our all-time favorites, and one of the first recipes I…

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Frozen Cranberry Salad

Posted on Dec 20th, 2012

I love this salad!  I think my husband and kids love it even more than I do.  It's simple, delicious and can be made ahead of time.  Which is a…

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Green Onion Cheese Ball

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009

I usually make this cheese ball at Christmastime, and it's one of the reasons I look forward to the holidays!  I've found that the easiest (although…

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Honey Glazed Ham (Slow Cooker)

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

This is my absolute favorite way to prepare ham. It's so easy to remove the lid of the slow cooker for basting and the ham always stays moist.  Not…

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It’s a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange (Link Party)

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

I'm so excited to be partnering with some of my favorite food blogging friends today to bring you a virtual Christmas cookie exchange. Holiday cookie…

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Microwave Caramels

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

Believe me, I was very skeptical about making caramels in the microwave.  So skeptical that I tested the recipe several times before posting it…

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Mock Butterfinger Bars

Posted on Dec 21st, 2010

Yes, this recipe  has a short and somewhat strange ingredient list, but trust me, you're in for a treat!  Our friends recently brought us a plate…

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No-Bake 15 Minute Thin Mints

Posted on Nov 30th, 2013

Okay, these fabulous chocolate mint wafer cookies might take you 20 minutes to make. Especially if you stop to eat all the unused cookie cream…

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Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Posted on Dec 12th, 2010

I saw this recipe over at Cookin' Canuck and made it within the hour.  Which proves it's always a good idea to keep a few jars of Nutella in the…

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Oreo Truffles

Posted on Feb 6th, 2010

These are really easy to make, as long as you skip the chocolate dipping and just roll the truffles in sprinkles or crushed cookies.  If you are…

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate on a Stick Featuring American Heritage Chocolate

Posted on Dec 12th, 2013

*I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to…

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Peppermint Meringues

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

Thank goodness these melt-in-your-mouth morsels are fat free, because I can't stop eating them!  If only they were calorie free too.  I like making…

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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012

I absolutely love these sugar cookie bars!  And so does everyone who has ever tried them!  It's one of those recipes that people always ask for.…

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Peppermint Truffle Brownies

Posted on Dec 4th, 2010

I saw these truffle brownies awhile back and thought they might be fun for the holidays with a little peppermint topping. They require just a bit…

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Pomegranate Cheesecake

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013

My husband is a huge pomegranate fan, so when I saw this cheesecake over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe, I knew I had to give it a try. The base is a plain,…

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 7th, 2011

I've tried a lot of over-rated Christmas cookies over the years.  This is not one of them.  These cookies are amazing, and are quickly becoming a…

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Raspberry Cream Gelatin

Raspberry Cream Gelatin

Posted on Dec 28th, 2009

I usually make this Jello salad at Christmas because the color is so pretty and festive. Some people (especially kids) don't care for the raspberry…

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Let's Dish Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011

Valentine's day is right around the corner, and these sandwich cookies are a perfect red and white treat.  They're also really, really good!  You…

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Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing and a Giveaway

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013

I always keep a supply of stocks and broths in my pantry, especially during the holidays, when I know there are going to be plenty of side dishes on…

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Virtual Cookie Exchange: Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

I'm so excited to be participating in a virtual Christmas cookie exchange today with a group of fabulous food bloggers. I'm sharing Orange Ginger…

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White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

Posted on Nov 10th, 2012

Wow! This was incredible!  There are no words, really, to describe how fabulous it was.  And despite all the steps, it was really quite easy to put…

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels (Guest Post)

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2013

If you're looking for an easy, last-minute holiday treat or neighbor gift, then I'm sharing the perfect recipe for you today over at Kleinworth and…

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