Lofthouse Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Style Soft Sugar Cookies

I knew I had to have a great recipe to kick off the 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2011, so I’m starting with one of my absolute favorites! You know those soft Lofthouse sugar cookies that pop up in grocery stores around all the...

The 12 Days of Christmas Treats

12 Days of Christmas Treats

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that December is almost upon us, guess what time it is? That’s right – it’s almost time for the 12 days of Christmas treats! If you’ve been reading for awhile, you may remember this from previous...

Christmas Gift Ideas

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As the holiday shopping season commences I thought I would share some of the fun foodie items that I’ve found recently that would make good Christmas gifts.  I don’t claim to be the most stylish person around (or anything close to it), but I...

Lemon Meringue Pie

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I’ve been saving this lemon meringue pie for the right time to post it. I made it months ago for a friend’s birthday treats at work (Lynn of the famous white chicken chili!), and for some reason never posted it. I got busy with...

Quick and Easy White Chicken Chili

Quick and Easy White Chicken Chili

A few weeks ago we had a chili cook-off at my work. It was a ton of fun, and we got to eat lots of good chili. I think we had at least 16 entries, which means there were 16 different types of chili...

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Chicken and Vegetable Pie

This chicken and vegetable pie is pure comfort food. A creamy, gravy-like sauce, cooked carrots, onions and broccoli, tender chicken, and of course fresh fluffy biscuits. The combination is so incredibly good that Mike and I both went back for seconds, and even then...

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

Every year around this time I start craving caramel apple cider from Starbucks. If you haven’t tried it, you’re definitely missing out. It tastes like apple pie in a cup! We like to buy apple cider from the local farm market to drink at...

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream

I dare you to look at the spiced buttercream icing slathered on top of this loaf of bread and not want to make this recipe. I have to admit that the icing is what did me in. As soon as I saw it, almost an...

Apple Cranberry Parfait

Apple Cranberry Parfait

This apple cranberry parfait makes a fun and unique breakfast. I got this recipe from Michigan Apples back in September at their apple cooking event. The chef had prepped for this recipe but we didn’t actually have time to make it. We were able...

Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup

Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup

This Farmhouse Vegetable Barley Soup is a great recipe for the cooler weather we’ve been having. The flavor is rich and comforting, it’s hearty and filling, and it tastes amazing reheated the second (or third!) day. I saw this recipe in the most recent...