Almond Biscotti

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  Day 7: My mom and I have a tradition. Each year on Christmas morning, as we wait for everyone else to wake up to open presents, we sit at the kitchen table, boil a pot of water, and have tea and biscotti for...

Fudge Kiss Cookies

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Day 6: This another of Mike’s favorites. He says they are his second favorite cookie ever (behind oreo balls). I’ve actually posted about these once before, but if any cookie deserves re-posting, these ones do. They look similar to hershey kiss cookies (peanut butter...

Ginger Chewies

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  Day 5: What would Christmas be without the traditional molasses/ginger cookie? I’ve actually made these once before for the blog, but it was so long ago, I didn’t think anyone would remember. Plus, I’ve tried a few similar recipes in the meantime, and...

Chocolate Globs

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  Day 4: How can you not like a cookie with a name like “chocolate globs”? These really live up to their name, too. This is a new recipe I got from the King Arthur Flour baking sheet. As soon as I saw the...

Oreo Balls

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Day 3: These are amazing. There’s really no other way to describe them. A soft, rich, fudgy center surrounded by a thin chocolate coating – this is one Christmas cookie tradition we can’t do without. They’re so simple to make, which is an added...

Galettes (French Waffles)

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Day 2: For the second day of the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), I’m bringing you the very epitome of a tried and true family favorite recipe. My grandmother has been making these cookies year after year for as long as I can remember....

Chocolate Crinkles

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Day 1: To start off the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), I tried a brand new recipe. I figured if it didn’t turn out well, I’d have plenty of time to figure something out. I needn’t have worried. These cookies are exactly what I...

Asparagus

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Does anybody need a little dose of healthiness after Thanksgiving? If you’re looking for an alternative to the heavy leftovers of yesterday’s meal, I have a great suggestion – asparagus! I love it – it’s definitely my favorite vegetable. I actually had never had...

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I’ll leave you with one more pumpkin recipe. After this it’s onto gingerbread and peppermint and other Christmasy flavors. But if you have time for one last pumpkin dessert, this one should be it. Pumpkin gooey butter cakefrom Paula...

Honey Beer Bread

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We had one lone bottle of beer in the refrigerator. Leftover from who knows when…possibly from when we moved into our house. Neither of us are big beer drinkers, and I’ve been slowly using up our small suppy on a variety of beer bread...