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...

Barbecue Meatballs

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If you are looking for the perfect meal for a cold winter night, this could be it. The Pioneer Woman calls it “comfort food to the max”, and I definitely agree. I just bought The Pioneer Woman Cooks – the new cookbook from Ree...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

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Another pumpkin recipe…have I overwhelmed anyone yet? I can’t help it – I love baking with pumpkin, and this recipe is no exception. Chocolate chip pumpkin bread…doesn’t it just sound good? I got this recipe from my friend Katie, who makes it every fall....