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  • Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe
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    Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies for special occasions throughout the year. I especially enjoy sugar cookies, and I have cookies cutters for all the holidays. Recently I modified by classic cutout sugar cookies recipe to make a delicious chocolate version of the classic treat. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of white sugar 1 1/4 cups of butter […] More

  • Cinnamon Grinch Cookies Recipe
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    Cinnamon Grinch Cookies Recipe

    I associate cinnamon with the Christmas holiday. I also love watching and reading The Grinch with my kiddos. I have previously made vanilla-flavored Grinch cookies. I also make a sinfully cinnamon cookie. This year I decided to create a new Grinch cookie recipe with a cinnamon flavor. The outside is perfectly crisp while the inside […] More

  • Fruitcake Recipe
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    Fruitcake Recipe

    Loved by some. Despised by many. Fruitcake means the holiday season! Ingredients 4 ounces of dried prunes 4 ounces of dried dates 4 ounces of dried figs 4 ounces of dark raisins 4 ounces of golden raisins 4 ounces of dried currants 3 ounces of dried cranberries 3 ounces of dried apricots 3 ounces of […] More

  • Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies Recipe
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    Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies Recipe

    I recently had a dream about potato chip cookies. To my surprise, potato chip cookies actually exist! I therefore whipped up a batch of some super yummy, salt-and-sweet chocolate chip potato chip cookies. Ingredients 2 cups of softened butter 1 cup of white sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla 3 1/2 cups of white whole-grain flour […] More

  • Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe
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    Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe

    My early autumn pepper harvest has been abundant. Because my guys like pickled peppers, I used the peppers that did not get eaten straight off the plant to make some easy refrigerator pickled peppers. Ingredients peppers 1 tablespoon of kosher salt 2 tablespoons of white sugar 1 cup of white vinegar 1 cup of water, […] More

  • Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe
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    Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

    Meatloaf is an inexpensive and filling meal. My family literally devoured my most recent recipe. (There were no leftovers, and I did not have time to take a photo until the loaf was half eaten!) And I loved that I could throw the ingredients into a bowl, mash everything together, and make a hearty meal […] More

  • Sugared Cranberries Recipe
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    Sugared Cranberries Recipe

    I love cranberries, which are a perfect fruit during the holidays. This year for Christmas, I whipped up a batch of delicious sugared (candied) cranberries with a subtle orange flavor. Ingredients 12 ounces of fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped orange peel (no pith) 1 cup of water 2 cups of sugar, divided Directions […] More

  • Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe
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    Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

    Pfeffernusse is a traditional German cookie that reminds me of gingerbread. The spices are similar: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. The difference is the addition of black pepper. The word pfeffernusse literally translates to “pepper nuts.” The pepper gives the spiced cookies a depth of flavor. I glaze mine with a powdered sugar glaze and […] More

  • Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe
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    Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe

    I love the smell of candied nuts at the mall during the holidays. But those delicious treats are super expensive. Making my own candied nuts at home is super easy and so much cheaper. Ingredients 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar 1/2 cup of white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 […] More

  • Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe
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    Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe

    I love gingerbread, but my husband does not. In addition to my classic rolled gingerbread cookies, this year I also came up with a new recipe. The drop cookies have a delicate spice flavor and taste even more delicious with a swirl of cream cheese icing on top. Ingredients 8 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 […] More

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