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Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Whenever I need to bake multiple batches of cookies at one time – for a holiday party, a cookie swap or as a treat friends and family – I like to make sure there is some variety in my presentation by making cookies that look distinctive. This could be accomplished by baking one batch of chocolate chip cookies and another of chocolate brownie cookies, but ... Read More »

Lingonberry Hot Toddy

Lingonberry Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is a great way to warm you up on a cold winter evening or to help soothe your throat when you have a cold. It’s a hot cocktail that is typically made with a combination of honey, hot water and a spirit, such as whisky, rum or brandy. All kinds of other elements, such as citrus, tea and spices, can be added ... Read More »

Eggnog Belgian Waffles

Eggnog Belgian Waffles

Eggnog is one of the things about the holiday season that I always look forward to. Granted, there are quite a lot of things that fall into this category for me, but eggnog is the one that really remains tied to the Christmas and New Years holiday seasons and doesn’t usually come out before Thanksgiving. When I have eggnog, or when I make it myself, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Sedimentary Cookie Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe’s is always filled with lots of fun treats and the holiday season is when the store really ups its game with items that are not only fun/tasty to try yourself, but that are quite giftable, as well. I spotted the It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! mix in Trader Joe’s the other day when I was picking up a few staples. The cookie mix ... Read More »

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua is a delicious, rum-based coffee liqueur that is excellent for both making cocktails and for baking. The company has launched quite a few seasonal or limited edition options over the years and, since coffee is such a versatile flavor, many of them have been lovely. Their most recent product was Kahlua Chili Chocolate, which infuses their classic coffee base with both spicy chilis and ... Read More »

Whole Grain Cherry Walnut Cookies

Whole Grain Cherry Walnut Cookies

In the fall and winter, I want cookies that seem to fit in with the season. Sometimes this means gingerbread and eggnog cookies, but other times it simply means I want something hearty with a little bit of spice to it. To me, a “hearty” cookie is one that delivers a lot of flavor and mix-ins in a small, single-cookie package. Many oatmeal cookies fall ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Trader Joe's Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Ugly sweaters have become a huge holiday tradition for many and people now seek out particularly “good” examples of the style to wear to holiday parties all season long. The perfect accompaniment to an ugly sweater party is a batch of ugly sweater cookies and one option is to pick up the Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit from Trader Joe’s. The cookie kit contains 10 cookies ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Gingerbread Bundt

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Gingerbread Bundt

Spicy, sweet gingerbread is a classic holiday cake for good reason. You can make layer cake in any format, from a cupcake to a towering layer cake. The easiest way to go is to bake a bundt cake, which looks pretty enough for entertaining, but only requires the use of a single pan. I’m sharing my recipe for this Easy Gingerbread Bundt Cake over on ... Read More »

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