Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I think it’s safe to say I’ve been on a lemon kick as of late. I actually made this soup a week and a half ago, snapped a picture of it, and knew I’d come back later to add it … Continue reading

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Glazed Cranberry Lemon Cake

I bought a bag of cranberries before Thanksgiving with the intention of making a cranberry bread and well, it did not happen. The cranberries have been hanging out in my freezer ever since. I’m the only one in the family … Continue reading

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Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

A zesty, refreshing way to prepare green beans. Ingredients: 1 lb green beans, fresh, with the ends trimmed the juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp. butter S&P to taste Preparation: In a large pot, boil … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Other than my grandma’s creamed chicken dish, I did not grow up eating biscuits. It is; however, something I’ve learned to cook. It is a staple in the south, you see. I have made biscuits and gravy (though not my … Continue reading

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The Best Cheese Dip Recipe Ever

This one comes from my good friend Chris. She brought it to a party many moons ago and it was eaten up fast. It has long ago replaced the other cheese dip recipe that was and is not known as “the … Continue reading

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Cut-Out Cookies with Royal Icing

And last, but certainly not least, to complete the Christmas goodies bake-off are cut-out cookies. These are Chris’s cookies. The first year I discovered this recipe, I made a batch and he texted me saying someone broke into the house and ate all the cookies so … Continue reading

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Oreo Truffle Balls

While they’re not cookies, these are another staple to our Christmas making/ baking extravaganza taste and give away. And, they’re super easy to make as well. I first made these in 2011 and brought them to my work’s Christmas potluck … Continue reading

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Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

These cookies are my absolute favorite. Without fail, I make them every year and only at Christmas so you could say, I look forward to these cookies all year long. In my opinion, the flavors are perfect and classic. It’s really something … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodle & Biscoff Cream Sandwich Cookies

When I first came across this recipe, I immediately texted my friend Chris who informed me I needed to make these cookies STAT. My friends, when you share these cookies, people take one bite, close their eyes and then get … Continue reading

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Praline Cookies

This has got to be one of the easiest cookie recipes out there and one that I had not previously tried. Once they cooled completely and the powdered sugar was added to the tops, I transferred them to a Ziploc … Continue reading

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