June 12th, 2013

Christmas

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Apple Pomegranate Salad

Posted on Dec 15th, 2015

One of our favorite holiday season sides is Apple Pomegranate Salad. I got the recipe from my sister years ago and it's been a favorite at our house…

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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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Chocolate Covered Peppermint Sticks

Posted on Dec 1st, 2015

I love the idea of packaging up cute holiday treats and giving them away to neighbors, teachers and friends. And these Chocolate Covered Peppermint…

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Cranberry Almond Rice Pilaf

Posted on Nov 7th, 2015

Rice is such an economical side dish, and one that my boys all love, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. This Cranberry Almond Rice…

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Cranberry Apple Red Hots Cider

Posted on Dec 21st, 2015

I love keeping a pot of warm cider simmering in the slow cooker on Christmas Eve. I've tried all kinds of different recipes over the years, and this…

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Pork Medallions

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015

The holiday season is a time I tend to think more about what I'm thankful for, and despite it being a hectic time of year, I do try to slow down a…

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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 Christmas Cake

Posted on Nov 30th, 2014

I'm not sure why, but I always feel like a cake is too "everyday" to serve as a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert. But this Cranberry Christmas Cake…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Posted on Dec 15th, 2014

So many of the comfort foods I make for my family are oatmeal recipes--oatmeal cookies, baked oatmeal, apple crisp, and my favorite granola. In fact,…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Posted on Nov 27th, 2011

I tried this fabulous Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip at Thanksgiving and it shot straight to the top of my list of favorite holiday appetizers.  I'll be…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

One of my favorite ingredients for holiday baking is the cranberry. And this Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is easily the best thing I've made…

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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Posted on Dec 5th, 2015

We have a tradition of serving a variety of appetizers and finger foods on Christmas Eve, and if you're looking for a holiday appetizer that's super…

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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 Orange Crumb Cake

Posted on Dec 5th, 2016

If you're looking for something delicious to serve for Christmas morning breakfast, then this Cranberry Orange Crumb Cake is the recipe for you!I…

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Cranberry Swirl Bread

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

Oh my heavens! This beautiful Cranberry Swirl Bread may be the best thing that ever happened to the humble cranberry. And I love all things…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, Pillsbury has introduced festive new offerings like Holiday Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix, Dark…

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Donut Hole Snowmen

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

Now that my boys are older, I don't make a lot of "cute" food. But everyone once in a while I just can't resist. And these fun Donut Hole…

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Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

Posted on Dec 16th, 2016

If you ask my kids what my favorite flavor of ice cream is, they will respond without hesitation, "Rocky Road." So it's no wonder I loved these Easy…

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Eggnog Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

For years we've had a traditional Christmas morning breakfast of biscuits and gravy. But that tradition is about to change, thanks to these Eggnog…

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010

My husband is an eggnog fanatic (something he's passed on to our children), so I knew these Eggnog Snickerdoodles were going to be a huge hit at my…

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Favorite Chocolate Fudge

Posted on Dec 16th, 2015

I've tried a lot of fudge recipes over the years, and if I'm being honest, most of them haven't been all that great. This really is my very Favorite…

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Favorite Dinner Rolls

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014

Just in time for your holiday dinner, I'm sharing my family's Favorite Dinner Rolls recipe (although we have been known to eat them for breakfast,…

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Fluffy No-Knead Dinner Rolls

Posted on Oct 27th, 2017

Everyone needs one really good, really easy dinner roll recipe in their repertoire, and these Fluffy No-Knead Dinner Rolls are it! You don't…

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Four Spice Crackles

Posted on Nov 29th, 2011

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what these Four Spice Crackles are made of.  If you only make one cookie this holiday season, it should…

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Frozen Cranberry Salad

Posted on Dec 20th, 2012

I love this Frozen Cranberry Salad!  I think my husband and kids love it even more than I do. It's one of the easiest dishes to prepare on my…

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Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Coconut Orange Filling

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

I have a soft gingersnap cookie recipe that I've been making at the holidays for over 20 years. It's pretty much a family tradition. I don't think…

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Green Onion Cheese Ball

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009

I always make this Green Onion Cheese Ball at Christmas time, and it's one of the reasons I look forward to the holidays! I've found that the…

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Homemade Peppermint Patties

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

My whole family loves Peppermint Patties! I always buy them for our Christmas stockings, along with a few extra bags to stash away in the freezer.…

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Make Ahead Freezer Rolls

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2017

I love the convenience of frozen dinner rolls. Especially the ones you raise and bake yourself, because they taste so close to homemade. But these…

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Marbled Red Velvet Fudge

Posted on Dec 13th, 2016

When it comes to favorite family recipes, my grandma's fudge is legendary. Her recipe has been shared in family recipe books, and made at family…

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Mini Black Forest Cheesecakes

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

I know you're probably just getting started with those New Years resolutions, but hopefully there's still room for a bit of indulgence in your life,…

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Mini Salted Caramel Cups

Posted on Dec 9th, 2016

When it comes to sweet treats, chocolate definitely tops my list, with caramel being a close second. So I was pretty much in heaven after I made…

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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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No-Bake Salted Caramel Eggnog Cheesecakes

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

My husband's favorite thing about the holiday season is the appearance of eggnog on grocery store shelves. And his all-time favorite dessert is…

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Pecan Sandies Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

I am a huge fan of pecan studded shortbread cookies. And also Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, and snowball cookies. I love them all! And…

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Peppermint Brownie Truffles

Posted on Dec 20th, 2016

One of my favorite holiday flavor combinations is chocolate and peppermint. So it's no wonder that I found these rich, chewy Peppermint Brownie…

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Peppermint Meringues

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

These Peppermint Meringues are one of the handful of holiday treats that my boys request every single year. Thank goodness these melt-in-your-mouth…

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Quick Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

The holiday season can be so hectic. That's why I always like to have a few quick and easy appetizer and dinner ideas up my sleeve for those busy…

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Quinoa Pomegranate Salad with Candied Pecans

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

When it comes to planning my holiday menu, I try to include as many make-ahead dishes as I can. Things just seem to go more smoothly when I can do…

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Rugelach Bars

Posted on Dec 5th, 2014

  I love traditional rugelach. I've always shied away from making it myself, because it seems so labor intensive. So when I came across the idea…

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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

If you love honey glazed ham, you're going to love this Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham. This is hands-down my absolute favorite way to prepare…

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Snickers Candy Bar Fudge

Posted on Nov 26th, 2016

I confess, I'm not a huge fudge person. But I am here to tell you, if you make one fudge or candy recipe this holiday season, make this Snickers…

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Spiced Candied Almonds

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Dear readers, I'm so sorry about this recipe. Because you're not going to be able stop eating these Spiced Candied Almonds. Don't say I didn't…

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Ten Minute Microwave Caramels

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

Believe me, I was very skeptical about making caramels in the microwave.  So skeptical that I tested this recipe for Ten Minute Microwave Caramels…

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Thirty Plus Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015

I love Christmas cookie baking season. Every year I make a few of our traditional favorites, and I always try several new holiday cookie recipes…

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Three Ingredient 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 of…

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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

I've seen these Turtle Thumbprint Cookies here and there around the Internet, but for some crazy reason, I never got around to trying them until…

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Twenty Plus Favorite Holiday Recipes

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

I love this time of year! From Thanksgiving through the end of the year, there's nothing I'd rather do than gather my family around for good food,…

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White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Bars

Posted on Dec 7th, 2015

Cranberries. White Chocolate. Macadamia nuts. Three things I love in one delicious bar cookie, and let me tell you, these White Chocolate Cranberry…

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White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

Posted on Nov 10th, 2012

Wow! This White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie was incredible!  There are no words, really, to describe how fabulous it was.And despite all the…

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