Christmas

Eggnog Oreo Ice Cream

Who says ice cream can’t be a holiday dessert!? Cookies and cream ice cream gets festive with the addition of eggnog. 

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Peppermint Shortbread

Classic melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with a festive twist with the addition of peppermint, red sprinkles and a mini candy cane cookie cutter.


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Weekly Meal Plan #42 – Christmas Edition

Christmas is almost here! Fill in your holiday baking and dinner menu with this handing list featuring recipes from 6 different bloggers.

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Balin’s Spiced Beef Roast

Everyone needs a good roast once in awhile. Beef pot roast I mean. This version was inspired by the dwarf Balin from the Hobbit and would be perfect for Christmas dinner or an everyday meal.

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Holiday Cut-Out Brownies

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Boxed mixes don’t have to be so square, use them to make fun holiday treats like these Pillsbury™frosted holiday cut-out brownies decorated with mini M&M’S®!

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Bloggers’ 40+ Favorite Holiday Cookies

Instead of being selfish and compiling a list of my favorite holiday cookies on my blog, I decided to ask some of my food bloggers friends, “What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?”. The most common reaction: “How am I supposed to choose just one!?” Which means that the one that they selected is the best of the best and this list will not disappoint! While there were trends, I was still impressed by the variety. This list is like a digital cookie exchange which will now be a useful resource for your next holiday cookie exchange!

P.S. This list was compiled in the order that I received them. Mine is at the bottom because I had to make a last minute decision to narrow down my own favorite!

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Homemade Malted Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade hot chocolate is the way to be, especially when there is malted milk powder involved! Whip up this easy mix to warm up on the next chilly evening by the fire.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Cooks & Foodies

Looking for great gift ideas for the cook or foodie in your life? Here’s a list of 10 things that are both different than the norm and thoughtful.

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows & Giveaway

Homemade marshmallows are far superior than store bought ones, especially because you can create any flavor you like! These peppermint marshmallows are perfect for the winter holidays.

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Easy Mini Cheese Balls

What’s better than a cheese ball? Miniature cheese balls! With this recipe you can adjust for any flavor combination and can be served as a snack or to feed a crowd.

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Everyone loves a good cheese ball. I mean, what is there not to love about them? Cheesy, creamy, flavorful and rolled in some of the best things like herbs, nuts, and even bacon. Is it possible to improve upon that design? Why yes, you just have to miniatureize them and they instantly become the easiest freaking cheese balls you ever did make. All you have do it take those individually wrapped Laughing Cow cheese wedges, roll each one into a ball, and then roll in whatever coating you desire. Done! Just refrigerate until ready to serve.


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The great thing about using The Laughing Cow spreadable cheeses was the diversity of flavors available. I used swiss with garlic & herb and rolled it in a mixture of parsley and basil. But I didn’t stop there! The second flavor I made was with queso fresco & chipotle rolled in a mixture of cilantro and chili pepper. Some another great combinations could be white cheddar or spicy pepperjack rolled in bacon, mozzarella sundried tomato basil rolled in basil and parmesan, and swiss french onion rolled in crushed pretzels and green onion. The best part? You can make just enough for a snack or for an entire party! For a smaller serving use about 1 tsp of coating per wedge of cheese.

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One year ago: Mexican Stuffed Shells

Two years ago: Brussels Sprouts with Honey Vinaigrette

Four years ago: Almond Crusted Chicken with Scallion Beurre Blanc
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