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Peppermint Bark Popcorn: A Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Treat

Peppermint Bark Popcorn: A Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Treat

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

With the risk of sounding like a broken record, this holiday season arrived so fast and has scurried along with unbelievable speed. I keep talking about it because it’s so true — the sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas happened so incredibly fast. And I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. Other moms and […]

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Chess Bars

Chess Bars

| December 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

The place you come from can be a special thing. For some, it’s that one house in that one town where you lived everyday until you moved away for college. For others, it’s that area that you called home during the most loved moments of your childhood. For me, home is New York where I […]

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Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

| December 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Right now, I am sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a Venti Nonfat Peppermint White Mocha and praying I can finish this blog post and hit publish in the next six minutes — before I have to dash out of here and head back to get my daughter from ballet so we can head to my […]

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Cocoa Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Cocoa Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

| December 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Back in November, I told myself that this would be the holiday season where I went back to my old ways of baking a ton of deliciousness and giving it to family and friends. Then I woke up one day and it was ten days until Christmas … well, not really, but it sure felt […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake in a Jar

Chocolate Peppermint Cake in a Jar

| December 2, 2011 | 107 Comments

Chocolate + Peppermint = Big, Mega, Super Love for me.  Maybe that’s why I use the combination in everything from truffles to pretzels to cookies during the holiday season. Actually, let’s be real. That’s definitely why. Still, despite one attempt at putting it in a cake (it was okay, but not good enough for the […]

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Easy Cocoa Crackers

Easy Cocoa Crackers

| November 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

This tiny heart-shaped cracker? It’s for you. And for my kids. And for my family. And for my dear friends who amaze me with their kindness, generosity and willingness to go above and beyond. It’s for those bleak moments made better by a kind word or a thoughtful gesture. It’s for everyday reminders that you […]

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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

| November 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

When Will and Paige tried these cookies, it was supposed to be a single cookie for dessert one evening. But then Will finished his and looked wistfully at the other cookies sitting on the table. I saw him, but didn’t let on. Then he made his eyes big as saucers and wildly licked his lips. […]

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Playdate Pretzels

Playdate Pretzels

| November 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Growing up, I was always taught that when invited to someone’s house, you should never show up empty handed. It’s good manners, and a way to show gratitude. When I was a child, my grandmother and I would stop at a certain little family-owned bakery to pick up something to take when we visited my […]

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Dark Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Cookies

| November 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

This morning, all I could think of was homemade cookies. All that time without power has sent me head first back into the kitchen — a good thing, no doubt. But I’ve also been busy with work, making sure that all my proverbial balls remained in the air throughout. So it was late afternoon before […]

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Iced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Iced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

The day that I heard there was going to be another pumpkin shortage this season, I ran to the grocery store and bought several cans of pumpkin to cook with. Call me crazy, but I couldn’t beat the thought of not working with pumpkin this season. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in […]

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