Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

December 29, 2013
Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

How are you spending New Year’s Eve? We typically celebrate with our closest couple friends, a big spread of appetizers, and good wine. What more could a person ask for? And because you can’t take the country out of the girl, we’ll probably light a bunch of *^%# on fire. Outside the city limits, of [...]

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Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

December 27, 2013
Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

‘Tis the season! Pie for breakfast. Pie for lunch. Pie after lunch. Pie before dinner. OMG how is there still so much pie left?! More than once during the holidays, in place of pie-for-breakfast, we usually whip up our favorite version of Eggs Benedict – homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with crispy bacon, eggs, and Bearnaise [...]

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Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies (and Beer) for Santa

December 24, 2013
Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies

Cookies and craft beer. That’s what Landry leaves out for Santa. The jolly old elf’s tastes sure have changed over the years! 30 years ago, his choice of treat while making the brief stop at our house was always a glass of milk and a slice of chocolate pie. I remember asking my dad why [...]

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Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

December 18, 2013
Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Butter + Apples + Bourbon + Heavy cream = the best 10 pound apple pie you’ll ever sink you teeth into. At dessert or breakfast. It’s a mash-up of 1) The Pastry Queen’s Southern Comfort Apple Pie, the very best apple pie I’ve ever eaten and 2) Tara’s Slab Apple Pie, the most beautiful apple [...]

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Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn

December 16, 2013
Gingerbread Caramel Corn

I am all cookied out. Every single cookie that I brought home from last weekend’s exchange is gone. I didn’t eat them all, because that would be a terrible idea, but I had my share. And now I can’t even bring myself to edit the photos for the butterscotch cookie post that’s hanging out in [...]

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Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

December 12, 2013
Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

One of the things I look forward to most every December is my friend (and realtor extraordinaire) Brandi’s cookie exchange. Two dozen women each bring six dozen cookies, dump them in the dining room on their way into the kitchen, and then proceed to drink two dozen bottles of Prosecco. It’s a cookie exchange that [...]

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Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

December 10, 2013
Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

‘Tis the season to pour melted butter on *&^#! –Me. Festive and classy. That Jason is one lucky guy. I did mean it when I said that the internet will always have room for one more baked slider recipe. And I did mean it when I said that this was the season to pour melted [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

December 8, 2013
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Raise your hand if you, too, are on a first name basis with your UPS guy. He comes here… kind of a lot. Right after we moved in, I opened the front door and there he was – holding a box of Internet magic. “I think I have a box of fun! [I think it [...]

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