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Chocolate Peppermint Slice ‘n Bake Shortbread Cookies

These holiday cookies not only taste delicious, they’re also a snap to make! The dough keeps in the freezer. Just slice and bake as needed.

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!  No, it’s not the tree – it’s been fake for a while now.  It’s not from the roaring  fire – it’s gas, and it’s not from the hot chocolate – I’m just a coffee drinker.  It’s the from Christmas cookies, people!!  Now that I’m an empty nester, I really don’t have much reason to bake anymore. So it’s kind of nice to have the oven going, and the mixer mixing, and flour all over the place, and all of those fruity, pepperminty, Christmassy smells in the house. Continue Reading..

I’m Dreaming of… Clever Christmas Recipes

The entire family will love these cute and clever Christmas recipes that are actually a lot easier to make than they look! 

Happy Holidays friends, and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’re stockpiling the Paxil, or finding some way to manage your holiday stress, crossing gifts off your to-buy list, and planning for some relaxing time with loved ones in the coming weeks.  Also hoping Santa doesn’t leave you with too many credit card bills to pay off all spring, because nothing sucks more than that…

My favorite thing about the holidays (besides getting to see my kids for a whole week, of course), is planning what I’m gonna make – the cookies, the candy, the peppermint martinis, the appetizers, and of course, the meals.  I get totally, crazy excited with all of the planning.  My Holiday Pinterest boards are burning up with too many cute and clever Christmas recipe ideas, so I’ve got to share! Continue Reading..


Cranberry Orange Almond Shortbread Cookies

These slice and bake shortbread cookies are unbelievably delicious and ridiculously easy.  Make some for Christmas!

Are you a year-round cookie baker, or just a holiday baker?  Or are you one of the smart ones who doesn’t bake at all!  Christmas cookies are lots of work, which is usually “rewarded” with lots of cookie eating, and we all know what happens then.  I personally love cookies, which means I really have to limit my baking.  I’ve been known to devour an entire Loaded Granola Skillet Cookie over the course of a few days.  For breakfast.  Yep.  I do love cookies. Continue Reading..

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