Jam Thumbprint Cookies

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Well, they say you get a spring in your step in the second trimester, and they weren’t kidding. In the last few weeks, my energy (and productivity) has been up tenfold. Every to-do list item, from work deadlines to Christmas presents, is getting wrapped...

Mixed Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Feta and Pecans

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I’d say it’s about we lighten up things a little, what do you think? After all, there’s only so much butter and sugar that one blog can handle. I’m talkin’ to you, stretchy pants. As much as I love to play with my food,...

Spiced Gingerbread Man Cookies

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Bring in the merriment and mugs of cocoa, y’all! I am admittedly obsessed with Christmas this year. The house is glittering and gorgeous and dripping with holiday cheer, but the amount goodies my oven is churning out is getting ridiculous. Though, I’ve discovered something....

Links I Love: Holiday Gift Guide

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Happy holidays, foodie friends! Since I know you love way more than food, though, I put together a fun and frugal shopping list for you outside the grocery store. Or, at the very least, some links to explore and loosen up your creative side!...

Pesto Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Olives and Onions

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Confession: There are a few culinary feats that scare me to even think about cooking and baking. Luscious lobster Thermidor, French macarons, beef Wellington, and fluffy layer cakes top the list. A meal fit for a king, right? Yea. I’ll stick with peasant food, thanks. But, I’ve gotta say –...

Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt

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Are these the cutest little party appetizer, or what? There’s a recurring trend in this house lately, and it’s called sweet-and-salty everything. This little bun in my oven just can’t decide what it likes better, I guess! So, to appeal to everyone’s tastes, I’ve...

My McCormick Mixed Conference Weekend & Soft Frosted Lofthouse-Style Cookies

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Happy Friday, friends! Have I got a treat for you… Let’s just say these soft, scrumptious Lofthouse-style sugar cookies are my new go-to Christmas cookie. These buttery little rounds of love are a clumsy cookie decorator’s dream come true. No patience for piping bags? Wait ’til you...

Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

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These days, I’ve been needing easy-does-it on the weeknights. My mom readers are no strangers to struggling to get dinner on the table some nights, and I’ve definitely had practice in that arena lately! Nevermind the holiday rush. Gifts are bought, our home is twinkling with Christmas...

Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread

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Whew, what a whirlwind of a holiday weekend! Though I didn’t expect to take such an extended step back from blogging duties, the break gave me a nice chance to unwind. Lapping up time with family, scrumptious home cooked food, and the sunny, brisk...

Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins

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First of all, I just wanted to extend my most heartfelt, big-grandma-squeeze of a “thanks” to the lovely readers who shared in our cheer over Friday’s big announcement! Your congratulations and kind words made both Mark and I smile ‘til it hurt! We couldn’t...