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  • Christmas Monster Cookies Recipe
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    Christmas Monster Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. I always make extras to donate to my local library cookie sale each December. This year I put a holiday twist on the classic monster cookie using red and green baking bits. Ingredients 2 cups of softened butter 1 1/2 cups of white sugar 1 1/2 cups […] More

  • Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe
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    Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. Molasses crinkles are one of my favorite baked treats. This year I decided to also try a new ginger cookie recipe that I absolutely loved. Like all my other Christmas cookies, my chewy ginger cookies freeze well, so you can enjoy a couple here and there all […] More

  • Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe
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    Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking sugar cookies during the holiday season. I fondly recall baking cookies with my mom every December. Now my own kids and I bake dozens of sugar cookies in preparation for the holidays. My kids love sprinkling the colored sugar onto the unbaked cookies. My recipe makes about 16 dozen cookies, but you […] More

  • Pink Apple Jam Recipe
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    Pink Apple Jam Recipe

    I have been busy over the past week processing the apples from my Jonathan apple tree. I have made many quarts of applesauce. My husband bought me a peeler and corer, which made preparing apples for applesauce so much easier. However, I hated wasting all the peels. I thus tried my hand at pink apple […] More

  • Mint Jelly Recipe
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    Mint Jelly Recipe

    Last year I grew a couple of mint plants in containers on my patio. Apparently some of the mint escaped because I have a huge volunteer mint plant growing in the landscaping next to my patio. I am perfectly happy to have mint growing in my garden, especially if the mint crowds out weeds. Yesteryear […] More

  • Pink Apple Jelly Recipe
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    Pink Apple Jelly Recipe

    I currently have two apple trees in my front yard. The Jonathan apple tree produced approximately 1000 apples this year. I have thus been busy making and canning applesauce. My husband bought me a peeler and corer, which made the task so much quicker and so much easier. I can make my own chunky applesauce […] More

  • Pickled Carrots Recipe
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    Pickled Carrots Recipe

    On a recent trip to California, my family discovered pickled carrots. I have made many kinds of pickled cucumbers in the past, so I decided to try my hand at pickled carrots. Using a few basic ingredients, I came up with a recipe that my family loved. I chose to can in a water-bath, but […] More

  • Nesselrode Pie Recipe
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    Nesselrode Pie Recipe

    Nesselrode pie is a custard cream pie popular in Europe during the nineteenth century. The pie was first created for Count Karl Robert Graf von Nesselrode, who was a Russian diplomat who loved chestnuts. The dessert gained in popularity as a Christmas treat in New York City in the 1920s. I have always wanted to […] More

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
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    Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

    I love pecans, and I love chocolate. My pecan pie is one of my absolute favorite pie recipes. Up until my first pregnancy, I was allergic to nuts. Once I discovered that my immune system had changed enough and I had outgrown my allergies, I began cooking with pecans galore! For Thanksgiving this year, I […] More

  • Gluten-Free Potato Pancakes Recipe
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    Gluten-Free Potato Pancakes Recipe

    Hanukkah is a minor Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 BCE. When the time came to relight the Menorah, the Jewish people found only enough oil for one night. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight nights, enough time to prepare more. […] More

  • No-Bake Crispy Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
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    No-Bake Crispy Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

    I love peanut butter, and I love chocolate. I especially love peanut butter and chocolate together. During the holidays I love to make all sorts of tasty treats. My family also loves peanut butter and chocolate. While going through my baking supplies, I discovered an unused bar of chocolate bark coating. I also have a […] More

  • How to Make Colored Decorating Sugar
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    How to Make Colored Decorating Sugar

    I love baking during the holidays. Many of my favorite cookie recipes including my rolled sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, red velvet blossoms, molasses crinkles, sinfully cinnamon cookies, candy cane blossoms, peppermint sugar cookies, and gummy bear thumbprint sugar cookies call for colored decorating or sanding sugar for a more festive look. Regularly priced, colored […] More

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