Tag Archives: Christmas

Mocha Balls


Decadent, rich and more than a little boozy, these Mocha Balls make the perfect holiday gift. The fact that they’re easy to make is an added bonus. In these days before Christmas, nothing can put a grumpy face on me … Continue reading

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Parker House Rolls


Tender, flaky, and with a touch of sweetness, these delicious Parker House Rolls are perfect for any dinner table. The recipes that are the most fun for me are the ones that take me out of my comfort zone.  They’re those … Continue reading

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Classic Pumpkin Pie


Nothing says fall like flaky crust filled with a spicy, creamy filling. The Classic Pumpkin Pie is this season iconic dessert. And this one takes the cake. I gotta tell you, I’m a fan of pumpkin. Throw some sugar and … Continue reading

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Spiced Sweet Potatoes from Crock Pot’s Skinny Slow Cooker Recipe Cards


Some time before Halloween, Dudette and I headed out to the county farmers’ market to find a pumpkin. Along with the biggest one I could carry, we brought home close to five pounds of sweet potatoes, purchased for one lonely, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Walnut Sweet Potatoes from Taste of Home Magazine, November 2013

Yesterday I spent $12 on a magazine that has nothing to do with food. While that amount of money is no big deal to some, for a budget-watching family, it’s a chunk out of some line item; it’s gotta come … Continue reading

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Cranberry Swirl Loaf from Taste of Home Magazine, November 2013


For this story, you might nominate Hubby and me for Bad Parents of the Year, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. It all starts with the fact that Dudette knows everything. And I mean everything. The vast … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Caramel Crunch from Taste of Home Magazine, October/November 2013


We spent our Thanksgiving at my in-laws.  We all ate way too much turkey, stuffing and pie. We all stayed up too late talking and playing Clue (Dudette’s new favorite game), and we all enjoyed relaxing on various couches and … Continue reading

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Cookies. Food. Giveaways. It Sounds A Lot Like Christmas


Three days. I’ve been getting reminded of how many are left for weeks now. A six year-old elf tells me. I don’t mind the news because I’m ready. Well, pretty much so. The presents are bought and just need to … Continue reading

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Ginger Crinkles from Kitchen Daily

Ginger Crinkles

Crinkles. Is any Christmas cookie jar complete without a batch of them? I didn’t think so. I wanted to make a batch of these cool, cracked beauties, but many of the recipes I found were the chocolate variety rolled in … Continue reading

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Spicy Gingerbread Twigs from Better Homes and Gardens, December 2012


So here we are almost a full week into December and only twenty days away from Christmas. Wreaths are appearing on doors, lights are twinkling in windows and cookie cutters are being pulled out from the back of the cupboard. … Continue reading

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