Easy Melting Snowman Cookies and My Favorite Christmas Recipes Round-Up

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Merry merry Christmas! This is my last post before Christmas Day and I want to wish you all the very best holiday! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Everyone I love, and everything I love to eat are all packed into the best day, wrapped in Christmas wrap, covered in pretty Christmas lights, and tied up with a shiny bow. One of my best friend's just flew in last night from NYC and the rest of the crew is following over the next couple days. My fridge is literally stocked with … [Read more...]

Cookie Almond Clusters and the Winner of my Contest and Giveaway!

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Thank you so much to everyone that participated in mine and Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange this year! The exchange is literally bursting with irresistible cookie pics! I've gotten so many fun e-mails from you all talking about which cookies inspired you at home, so sending a big smothering grandma hug to all my lovely readers today! And the official winner of Kristina & Kayle's Christmas Cookie Exchange and a $10 Starbuck's Gift Card is.... Stephie with her "Maureen's Rice Crispy … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Nutella Thumbprint Cookies & a Silpat Giveaway!

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 So to keep the cookie love going this week I just couldn't resist baking something with my two favorite things in the whole wide world.   ...And I don't mean finding my favorite boots on sale at Jcrew this week (because I did!! Sorry credit card...) ...Not even the second season of Homeland. Obsessed. ....OR my car seat warmers...when its 10 degrees in Chicago (gasp!).. combined!   I'm talking Peanut Butter. And Nutella.   These little dreamboats are addicting! Soft … [Read more...]

Merry (after) Christmas!

I hope you all had a great holiday! I know I did. I just woke up from a solid 12 hours of  happy recuperation. Yesterday we had the whole family over for Christmas. My mom has been making Christmas dinner since I was a baby and it's always soooo good! We had beef tenderloin, turkey stuffed with cranberry stuffing, spinach gratin, roasted balsamic vegetables, fresh bakery rolls, salad, two kinds of mashed potatoes....and I haven't even gotten to the desert spread yet. I always bake all of the … [Read more...]