10 things I’ve learned from food blogging (a year in review)

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes  1. There is a point at which I get tired of baking. It takes awhile, but this past month, I think I hit it. 2. When in doubt, always throw an extra package of butter into your grocery cart.  I’ve...

Spinach Cheese Triangles

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I’ve been in an appetizer mood as New Year’s Eve approaches. I found myself searching cookbooks for fun new recipes. I love to eat appetizers, often preferring them to a regular meal, but if you search my blog, you’ll notice that I haven’t made...

Bagel Chips with Spicy Cheese Spread

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great time back home in Pennsylvania with my parents and extended family. It was nice to have a long weekend to relax and enjoy the holiday. Because I was traveling and staying with my parents,...

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all of you – thank you for a wonderful year full of food, fun, and new friends! While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped...

Cranberry Orange Bread

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  Cranberry Orange Bread – doesn’t that flavor combination just make you think of Christmas? I made this bread last weekend using the cranberries I had left after making the cranberry relish. (Side note: does anybody know how long cranberries will last in the fridge?) ...

Cranberry Tea

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In the spirit of Christmas, I’ve got two more cranberry recipes to share with you this week and I’m pretty excited about both of them. This first one, Cranberry Tea, isn’t actually tea at all. It’s more of a hot cranberry cider…but I don’t name the recipes,...

Cranberry Relish

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I have been so excited to share this cranberry relish recipe with you! It’s a family favorite. Actually, more than anything, this is one of my dad’s favorite recipes. My mom generally has this in the refrigerator (or freezer!) from Thanksgiving until New Year’s (usually...

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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Since the 12 days of Christmas Treats are officially over, I’m trying to get back into the routine of the Works for Me Wednesday posts. This week I have a quick and easy tip to share for the easiest Christmas candy you’ll ever make....

Zvi’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread (and a giveaway!)

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To be honest, I’m a little sad as I write this post. The 12 Days of Christmas Treats series is officially over. But I meant what I said in my last post – I’m already planning next year’s treats!  So, to overcome my melancholy...

Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

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Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats. Trust me when I say I’ve been looking forward to this series all year, and that I’ve already started planning next...