12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Shortbreads

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This year we're breaking out of our comfort zone with holiday cookie recipes.  Well, we're still making COOKIES, so I suppose it's not that far out of comfort range. But thanks to Bing Smart Search, we've found all kinds of fun inspirational ideas and images that have inspired our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Event! ...

Flying Vegan Buffalo Dip

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John Schlimm, author of Grilling Vegan Style, recently wrote another awesome cook book.  The Cheesy Vegan, More than 125 Plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World's Ultimate Comfort Food was sent to me by DaCapo Press.  I have been following John on Facebook and Twitter for a long time.  He is such an upbeat, positive ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Santa Snowman Rice Krispy Treats

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Another of our holiday treat recipes for you today! This recipe for Santa Snowman Rice Krispy treats will yield 12 rounds (using a Wilton round cookie cutter) from a 9 x 13 pan. You can adjust the size depending how large or small your round cookie cutter is. (This recipe makes 12 regular sized squares). ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Christmas Crunch

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I've done a fun popcorn recipe for so many holidays this year, starting back with Cupid's Crunch, that I had to do something for Christmas.  These are just so fun to make, so EASY to do, and always a crowd pleaser.  This time, we packaged most of it up into treat bags to share with ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Fondant Snowman Cupcakes

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Time for another one of our holiday treat recipes! We're going back to cupcakes with fondant today...and listen, don't be afraid of it.  If you are nervous, order Satin Ice. Really. It's easy to use and SO simple to open a package in lieu of making your own. You can be a fondant maniac in ...

The Perfect Pairing for Dinner- or, My Favorite Side Dishes

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Betty Crocker, a classic brand that most American households are familiar with, has a line of delicious and mouthwatering Specialty Potato side dishes  that can make any meal complete.  From Au Gratin to Classic Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker has something for every weeknight dinner. Now, many of you know that I'm not Betty Crocker.  I'm not ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Christmas Tree Cookie Cups

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These Christmas Tree Cookie Cups are semi-homemade and take no time at all to put together!  Simple, fun and easy, these cookie cups are a fun and festive holiday treat. Ingredients: 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 1 Cup of heavy cream or whipping cream 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 tsp. powdered sugar ...

Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls Recipe #cookieballs

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A few weeks ago my friend Liz posted a Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls recipe using Peppermint Oreos.  That made me REALLY want Oreos.  I'd never seen the peppermint variety before, so naturally, that's what I had my eye on.  I brought them home and realized, well, hey! I could eat these and enjoy these, but ...

Decorating a Hanukkah Cake

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This is a fairly simple tutorial for decorating a Hanukkah cake and is a good cake to try for those just learning to work with fondant. This is what I used: 2 - 8” round cakes (completely cooled then frozen for approximately 30 minutes) 9” cardboard cake base Prepared buttercream frosting (in white) Prepared fondant frosting (in white & two ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Rudolph Cupcakes and Fondant #Recipe

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Here's another in our Holiday Treat Recipes series: Rudolph Cupcakes.  These are fun and I'll be honest- you can do these one of 2 ways.  Make your fondant at home or skip most of the work and order it online. My preference is Satin Ice brand fondant. Ingredients: 2 Cups Sugar ½ Cup Water 2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup Powdered ...