Tag: Holidays

Festive Cranberry Cookies

If there is one cookie that you MUST make this Christmas, it’s Cranberry Noels.  A buttery shortbread cookie with the perfect amount of cranberries and pecans and a sprinkle of raw sugar make this cookie a crowd favorite. These are icebox cookies that are…

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Each holiday I have my list of go-to goodie recipes that are family favorites, but I also add some new recipes to the mix.  I bake quite a large amount of goodies every year for friends, family and business professionals I work  with.  Gifts…

To Brine or Not to Brine…That is the Question

Some say that turkeys don’t need to be brined, but in my opinion a brine can really add a little tasty punch to  your holiday turkey. Brine you may ask? Brining adds moisture and flavor to poultry and helps to keep it from drying…

Skip the Can, Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

I grew-up in a home with everything was homemade- including the pumpkin puree used to make Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. We grew our own pumpkins in the garden. My dad always planted heirloom seed and planted a French variety pumpkin that made the BEST pumpkin…

Simple Grape Salad

When it comes to food- I want simplicity. Sometimes we get bogged down by fancy recipes with extravagant spices and ingredients, that we loose the true taste of the food. That’s why I enjoy this recipe so much. It’s my mother’s recipe for a…

Holiday Meat Trio

Ever family has its own holiday traditions, from cherished desserts, icing cookies, homemade presents, to even the main dish that is served on the family table.  A tradition at my husband’s family Christmas includes a massive main dish that my mother-in-law has mastered.  My…

HOT Wassail, Get It Here

Christmas time is upon us. Yes, it’s that time of the year already, it amazes me how quickly it comes each year. Time for shopping for our loved ones, holiday baking for our co-workers and neighbors, trimming the tree, plugging in all the lights…

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