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  • New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies

    New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies ~ these easy cookies are flavored with vanilla bean and peppermint, then coated with glittery sugar to mimic the look of fresh winter snow.  Your Christmas…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ Learn how to freeze all your favorite Christmas cookies so you can relax and enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the…

  • The Sloppy Santa nightcap

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps

    The Sloppy Santa and 9 Other Naughty Nightcaps ~ I’m signing off for the weekend with a warm and fuzzy collection that will help you drift off to a much deserved…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringue Recipes!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringue recipes ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    What to Make Now: Chocolate Truffles

    Homemade Chocolate Truffles ~ it’s a happy coincidence for chocolate lovers everywhere that the most decadent chocolate candy on the planet is also the easiest to make.  Here are some of…

  • Chocolate Marshmallows cut

    Chocolate Marshmallows (Instant Hot Cocoa!)

    These fun homemade Chocolate Marshmallows will transform plain hot milk into a decadent treat ~ they’re super easy to make and impossible to resist! These chocolate marshmallows are the coolest things. …

  • All Natural Pomegranate Gumdrops

    All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops are made with healthy fruit juice ~ this is an easy project to do with kids, and homemade candy makes a fabulous gift!…

  • Homemade Steak Sauce

    Homemade Steak Sauce ~ a creative way to make your own custom steak sauce at home, in your own kitchen!  This diy steak sauce makes the perfect holiday gift.…

  • Pecan Pie Shortbread on a wooden table

    Pecan Pie Shortbread

    Pecan Pie Shortbread — this cookie/pie mashup recipe is a fun twist on tradition.  It looks just like a classic pecan pie, but underneath the crunchy pecans there’s a thick layer…

  • Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

    Walnuts and pears say classic English Christmas to me.  I envision this Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney served along with some sharp farmhouse cheddar and oat biscuits, or spooned on top…

  • Gingerbread Pancakes

    Gingerbread Pancakes ~ the morning after Christmas is fraught with so many emotions…for the head cook and shopper, aka Mrs. Claus, it’s probably a huge relief.  For the rest of the…

  • Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

    Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze ~ the scent of gingerbread baking is one of the joys of the season — these muffins are perfect for holiday mornings.…

  • Drinking Chocolate

    The authentic Drinking Chocolate Recipe from the famous L. A. Burdick chocolatier.  It’s thick, rich, decadent, and made without any added sugar.  …

  • How to Make Easy Sugared Fruits & Vegetables

     How to Make Easy Sugared Fruits, Vegetables, and More ~ What would Martha do if she needed a quick centerpiece, or her pumpkin pie was looking a little dowdy?  She’s sugar…

  • Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam

    Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam is one of these recipes you just have to try to understand.  If you’re a fan of hot pepper jelly, this is for you ~ the tart…

  • Castillian Hot Chocolate

    Castillian Hot Chocolate is a simple, warming drink, but it’s voluptuously thick and rich.  It’s like drinking pudding before it’s set.   I’m responding to the weird weather by pouring myself a…