25 posts
Peppermint Bark

I love to make Christmas treats. I look at recipes all year long in anticipation of which ones I'll make each year. Part of the joy of making all these treats is to give it away! One of my favorite things to do is to make gift baskets of homemade treats to give to friends, neighbors, and maybe keep a bit for myself too! This year, I'm going a little more...

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did around here. It was a relaxing day that was filled with a lot of blessings... and eating!We weren't able to be with our family this year, but Skype and FaceTime has really made a difference in technology - and I was able to have conversations with family and friends from all over the world (Washington, South Carolina, and even...

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Eggnog French Toast with Brown Butter Maple Syrup

Merry Christmas!   I hope you have the most wonderful day with your family, friends, and loved ones. I'm planning on doing the same. And while I'm at it, I'll be enjoying a lot of good food. I won't be with family this year for the holidays, but we'll be with our California family - laying around in our pajamas, all pitching in with good food, talking, playing games, eating,...

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark

It's been a really rough week!You know the theory that bad things come in threes... well they came in four's and fives this week.Life at work was insane! It wasn't just your typical, "Oh that was a really stressful week". No, it was pretty much terrible! Lots of things going on there, one of which include the word "restructuring", and it was really hard! Then my husband got in a...

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Eggnog Sugar Cookies

I know I've said this before... but California has to be the best state ever. It's not even my home state - where I was born and raised. But it sure does feel like "home" now. Archie and I LOVE to explore, and one of our favorite ways is hiking. There are so many places to go hiking here. This past weekend we went hiking with our hiking buddies, Jeremiah...

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The Great Cookie Swap 2011 – Gingersnap Cream Cheese Sandwich Cookies

A few weeks ago, on twitter, I saw that Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil was going to be hosting a cookie swap! It was such a fantastic idea that I had to join in. She had a sign up where bloggers could sign up, get matched up with other bloggers, and exchange a dozen cookies by mail with three other bloggers. What a great way to get to know...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you... from our home to yours!Thank you for such a wonderful blogging year! I am so grateful for each and every one of you! Thanks for joining me on this blogging journey and reading me every so often! :)

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Merry Christmas and One Last Christmas Recipe

Merry Christmas Eve! It is such a joyous time! Besides all of the fun, laughter, decorating, presents, shopping, singing, and cooking/baking - it is the season of our Savior's birth! I am so thankful for the gift of God's son who came as a baby in a simple manger to save the world from our sin! We have so much to be thankful for! If you forgot to plan something...

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Red Velvet Brownies

How many "special days" can you cram into a little over a one-month period??I bet you can't beat mine! Nov 26 - ThanksgivingDec. 1 - The hubby's birthdayDec. 14 - Our 7 year anniversary Dec. 25 - ChristmasJan. 1 - New Year's Jan. 6 - My birthdayThat's right - we have SIX, count them S-I-X major celebrations within just a month's time. Now you know why I've been a little...

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Slowing Down

I know I've been a bit absent... I plan to take some needed time out for the holidays. I'll add a few Christmas recipes here and there, but I want to be able to focus on family, friends, and the real meaning of the season: The Birth of Christ. I'll be baking lots of cookies, decorating the house, trying out some new ideas, attending lots of Christmas parties, and indulging...

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