Category “Christmas & Holidays”

Saturday, 7 March, 2009

Chew on This

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I think I need to start out by admitting the truth: I love Alton Brown. I have even considered going to stalk him in the finer grocery stores of north Atlanta. I’ve always been a bit of a science nerd, so his scientific approach to cooking and baking really appeals to me. I’ve been wanting to try his recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies, and over the weekend, I got my chance! They turned out beautifully – fluffy, doughy, chewy, delicious.

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Monday, 9 February, 2009

Dad’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies


So here it is: my dad’s legendary recipe for the absolute best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had. He only makes them about once a year, so everyone gets super-excited when dad pulls out the ol’ Kitchen Aid mixer!! They were always the ultimate care package that I’d get form my parents when I was away at college.

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Saturday, 31 January, 2009

Everything old is new again!

This wonderful treat came about because I had some eggnog left over from Christmas that was due to expire at the end of January, and I needed a way to use it up fast! After seeking a little bit of inspiration online, I dove into my old cookbooks and found a great Betty Crocker recipe for eggnog cake. It uses as its base this wonderful yellow cake recipe.

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Sunday, 11 January, 2009

Colorful Veggies

Here is a festive side to serve – it’s beautiful and fresh with bright colors. The tiny bit of a lemon zing brightens the flavor of these wonderful veggies! This is a great recipe to make the spring, when asparagus is at its best. Roasting asparagus and tomatoes together really brings out the depth and sweet flavor of these vitamin-rich vegetables.
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Wednesday, 7 January, 2009

A passion for pot pies

There is nothing like a hearty pot pie to warm you up on these dark, rainy winter nights we’re having. My little brother got me this wonderful cookbook for Christmas in 2007, and I have been loving it over the past couple of years.

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Saturday, 3 January, 2009

Show Me the $$ Money Cake $$

Also known as Cinnamon-Chocolate Cake . . .

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Wednesday, 31 December, 2008

Oreo Truffles with a Peppermint Twist

So I’ve been hearing so much buzz about how amazing Oreo truffles are – I thought I’d try them, but with a peppermint twist. Instead of using Oreos, I used Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe cookies. They are basically just like Oreos, with a peppermint-cream filling.

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Tuesday, 30 December, 2008

Fruitcake… Cookies?

I really don’t like fruitcake. At all. I know this is very “un-vintage” of me. Maybe it’s the creepy little mystery bits of neon-colored candies. Or maybe it’s the dense and soggy texture. Or the weird flavors.

However, I am married to a man who loves fruitcake. So in a valiant attempt to do something sweet for my dear hubby, I decided to transform fruitcake this holiday season into something better, something yummy, or at least something not quite so creepy and mysterious.

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Friday, 26 December, 2008

Monkey Bread

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to make Monkey Bread – it’s perfect because you can fix it the night before, leave it out to rise overnight, and then pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. Here’s my Aunt Cathie’s recipe that we love.

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Wednesday, 24 December, 2008

Bloggin’ and Yule Loggin on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, dear readers! I am happily spending my day doing some last minute baking and wrapping.

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