Christmas

Homemade Red Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

December 7, 2011
Homemade Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

I have a knack for loving things that seem to quickly go out of style. Or TV shows that get canceled (I’m looking at you, Jericho and Flash Forward). But some things are just way too awesome to ever go out of style. Like yoga pants, cupcakes (not the $4 boutique variety, but in general), [...]

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Baileys Marshmallows

December 3, 2011
Homemade Baileys Marshmallows

Some days, regardless of how bright it is outside, are just… gray. A dear friend I made through blogging lost her father recently. We’re all just so heartbroken for her and her family’s loss. Grief and comfort is so very individual and we all cope differently. Often you just can’t find the right words. Or [...]

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Soft Dinner Rolls with Rosemary and Black Pepper

November 17, 2011
Soft Dinner Rolls with Black Pepper and Rosemary

Today we’re sharing our favorite recipe for dinner rolls. If you’re still searching for the perfect soft, white, and fluffy dinner roll, you shouldn’t have to look any further. The rolls are quite versatile, we’ve used it for hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and slider rolls. When making classic dinner rolls, I add a little more [...]

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Cranberry Margaritas

November 8, 2011
Cranberry Margaritas

‘Tis the season – cranberry margarita season! It’s what comes between Raspberry Margarita Season and Grapefruit Margarita Season We’re big margarita people so finding new seasonal fruits to blend with tequila has become our Friday night hobby. Sometimes we get a little too serious about getting a recipe just right with “official testing,” complete with [...]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

November 4, 2011
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries. And that love goes way, way back. Back to the ridged, jiggly, jellied cylinder that slid out of the can at Thanksgiving. Back to the cranberry-cream cheese muffins and cake that my parents consistently sold out of at their bakery. Back to our newly-established Christmas tradition, a cranberry-studded biscotti. And I can’t [...]

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Cranberry-Apple Brie en Croute

December 21, 2010

Brie is one of my go-to appetizers during the holidays. It’s easily thrown together and since it’s wrapped in the buttery, flaky goodness that is puff pastry, it’s always a huge hit. It’s super versatile – you can use just about anything: fruit preserves, nuts, caramelized onions, cranberry sauce. None of those or all of [...]

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

December 13, 2010

How do you drink your hot chocolate? I prefer mine spiked with a shot of Bailey’s Mint. But if I’m not sneaking in a little Bailey’s, I go for marshmallows. Growing up, I loved the Swiss Miss packets that came with “marshmallows.” You know the “marshmallows” that more resembled pencil erasers than an actual marshmallow. [...]

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Homemade Granola

December 12, 2010

A few weeks ago, Project Pastry Queen made homemade granola. And the first thing I thought was, “I might never have to buy granola from the store again!” And the second thought was, “This would be great in our Christmas baskets.” Homemade granola takes only minutes to stir together before tossing in the oven, it [...]

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