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19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes

19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes

| December 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

What are you baking this holiday season? For the chocolate lovers in your life, these 19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes are a real treat. Over the weekend, I mentioned to my 7-year-old daughter Paige that I was going to bake some cookies. Her eyes lit up with joy, and she couldn’t get to the kitchen […]

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Tips for a Perfect Holiday Brunch

Tips for a Perfect Holiday Brunch

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Planning a holiday brunch for your family? These tips will help you throw a perfect holiday brunch — without a lot of stress. This post is sponsored by my client La Terra Fina, but all opinions are my own. On Christmas morning, after opening presents, my family will do something we’ve been doing for as […]

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Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Coconut Sugar

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Coconut Sugar

| December 11, 2014 | 14 Comments

Give your day a healthful start with this Broiled Grapefruits with Honey and Coconut Sugar recipe — a sweet-tart addition to your breakfast meal! It’s funny the things we remember from holidays from childhood. I couldn’t tell you what we ate for Christmas dinner (like, ever) but I can tell you the little things that […]

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

| December 8, 2014 | 24 Comments

Filled with creamy avocado, sweet bits of clementines and meaty pistachio kernels, this quick and easy recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette is a light and tangy addition to any meal. This recipe was created for my client Pompeian but all opinions are my own. We are swiftly approaching the official start to winter […]

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Frothy Cookie Latte

Frothy Cookie Latte

| December 6, 2014

Make your morning coffee extra special with this easy Frothy Cookie Latte recipe. And don’t forget to sprinkle a little ginger snaps on top too. This recipe was created for my client International Delight, but all opinions are my own. In the mornings, I rise early — long before the first rays of light shine. […]

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Snack Time: Ambrosia Apples

Snack Time: Ambrosia Apples

| December 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

‘Tis the season of cookies, treats and candies, but don’t forget to dig into good-for-you snacks too like apples. This post is sponsored by Ambrosia™ apples, but all opinions are my own. In our kitchen, there’s always fruit to snack on. Between bowls on the tables and more in the fridge, I love seeing the kids […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread

| December 4, 2014 | 21 Comments

This recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Beer Bread creates a tender, lightly sweetened loaf stuffed with plump, naturally sweet California Raisins and swirled with cinnamon. It’s perfect for holiday gifting! This recipe was created for my client California Raisins via the Kitchen PLAY network, but all opinions are my own. As soon as Thanksgiving was over this […]

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Easy Creamy Baked Ravioli with Meat Sauce

Easy Creamy Baked Ravioli with Meat Sauce

| December 3, 2014 | 26 Comments

Transform leftover bolognese sauce into a tasty ravioli dish perfect for winter with this Easy Creamy Baked Ravioli with Meat Sauce recipe. On Sundays, I write out our menu for the week. Usually that includes a night out, but this week I didn’t schedule one. With the holidays nearing and a stocked fridge, I just […]

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Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts

Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts

| December 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

With just a few ingredients, Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts can become a holiday party favorite. This recipe was created for my client, Planters, but all opinions are my own. A few weeks ago, I received my first holiday party invitation. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the invite made me totally giddy with excitement. […]

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16 Easy Holiday Cookies Recipes

16 Easy Holiday Cookies Recipes

| November 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Are you ready to start baking? The season is upon us and these 16 easy holiday cookies recipes will be a delight to make and delicious to enjoy. As we were driving through a Connecticut town yesterday, twinkling lights were already strung on street lamps and boughs of greens encircling railings — all ready for the evening town tree […]

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