Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cheesey, Chunky Potato & Ham Soup

  ’tis the season of frigid temperatures and comfort food and this soup is the answer to just that kind of day. Ingredients: 1 white onion, chopped 4 russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 32oz. container … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Waffles

It never ceases to amaze me how one modification to an ingredient can completely alter the taste. Take butter for instance. On its own, it’s good, multi-purposeful, and enhances just about everything that it’s combined with,  whether baked or cooked. Butter browned … Continue reading

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Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

It doesn’t take much to make me happy. I believe wholeheartedly in simple pleasures and enjoying the little moments that, in the end, make for big, memorable moments. The thoughtful cards, smiling eyes, the company of good friends, and robust … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Sandwich Cookies

Every year I like to try out a selection of new Christmas cookies and I’ve had my mind on creating this one for quite some time because I had an inkling this would be my favorite and it was. Admittedly, Tiramisu … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

I’m surprised I had many of these left. Every time I looked over, Chris was snacking on another one. At one point, with evidence of crumbs on the corners of his mouth, and cookie in hand, he looked at me … Continue reading

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Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

This is the 2nd cookie I baked yesterday. These are little and pack a big chocolate-y punch. They’re a soft cookie that have a fudgy brownie like center. Of course, the peppermint adds that touch of Christmas season and can … Continue reading

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Pistachio Wedding Cookies

The 2015 Christmas cookie extravaganza commenced yesterday. I had no plans other than to be in the kitchen baking and that is exactly what I did. I made 4 different batches of cookies, sampled one of each and brought them all into work. … Continue reading

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Marranitos (little pigs)

My husband and I never really dated. It’s a long story, and like any good love story, had a bit of drama associated with it. While I’m not going to go into our “love story”, I will tell you this: … Continue reading

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Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is one of my favorites. I’ve made it only a handful of times, if even that. I love the nutty caramel filling goodness. It’s so decadent and something that I only ever have on occasion. I don’t recall having … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving has come and gone as has this pie. While it’s not so much a favorite of mine, I do enjoy the annual slice come this holiday. The girls; however, love pumpkin pie and look forward to it every year so … Continue reading

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