Double Chocolate Heart Sandwich Cookies

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My husband called me from the craft store last night, patiently describing every heart-shaped doily he could find and seeking out the construction paper display to find just the right hue. Valentine’s Day is coming and a certain little girl has decided she will be making her own Valentine’s this year. That’s 17 handmade Valentine’s…

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

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On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good….

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops

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Christmas cookies on a stick? Yes, please! This quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops was created for Pillsbury, but all opinions are my own. The kids have been excitedly preparing for their special holiday concert. Every night, Will has closed the door to his room and practiced the songs he’d…

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Shutterfly Winner

Stationery card View the entire collection of cards. Congratulations to the winner of the Shutterfly Giveaway, Meg! I’ve emailed you with the information about your prize. Enjoy! And thanks to everyone who entered. PS: Yes, that’s my actual Christmas card for this year. I totally picked the design from those that I saw at Cate’s….

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

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Love chocolate holiday treats? These Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are rich and mint — perfect Christmas cookies for sharing. I have two words for you: Christmas. Cookies. (I am ridiculously thrilled to start Christmas cookie season. What? That’s not a season? Come on!) The other night I was talking to Cate online and confessed that…

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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

2012 Thanksgiving Spread

Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions (like going around the table and all saying what we’re thankful for). Our table was overflowing with nine side dishes, a juicy rotisserie turkey and a crave-worthy gravy. And…

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