I had a request for this tutorial, and I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now, but it kept getting put off. So today is the day! I’ve explained this so many times to people, but it’s one of those things that’s much easier to do if you have a visual example. It’s…

How To: Roast Red Peppers
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So I have this friend Kat (Hi, Kat!) who apparently thinks that cooking isn’t her thing. Little does she know that this recipe that I got from her is seriously one of our family’s favorite meals. The best part is that it’s just not super delicious, but it’s super healthy as well–low in calories and…

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
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It seems like everyone has their own go-to appetizers for potluck type parties. If you don’t have a good hot dip on your list then you definitely need one. I have a few. I like this one because it’s different than the standard spinach-artichoke dip that a lot of people bring, yet is has the…

Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip
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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had horrible “morning” sickness (read 24-hour sickness) for way longer than should be allowed. It was a horrible, vicious cycle where I didn’t eat because I couldn’t tolerate the thought and then I’d feel more sick because I hadn’t eaten. Believe me, it was excellent birth control…just…

Holiday (And Any Other Day) Cheeseball
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Is it cheating to post a recipe that isn’t really a recipe, but rather just a slight variation of a recipe you posted a couple of months ago? Maybe. But as Kate mentioned in her last post, we’re also technically supposed to be sitting around in our pajamas right now on a blogging vacation, so…

Orange Ginger Cookies with White Chocolate
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Before I tell you what’s in this salad, let me tell you a tale of a Christmas party a couple of years ago. I was assigned to make salad for more than 100 people and this salad immediately came to mind. “Ooh, I know, I know!” I said. And I told the people in charge…

Candied Walnut Salad
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So we couldn’t, in good conscience, only post sweets leading up to Christmas! Actually, we don’t really feel that badly about our coma-inducing barrage of goodies, but this two-part recipe is so festive, fun, and delicious that we couldn’t leave it out. It’s perfect for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner or a neighborhood potluck, a…

Honey Red Wine Vinaigrette
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One of my favorite things to decorate and give away at the holidays is dipped pretzel rods. They’re easy, relatively inexpensive, and universally loved by kids and adults alike. One of the greatest things is that you can customize them according to tastes and holidays–in October, I made dark chocolate/white chocolate magic wands dipped in…

Dipped Pretzel Rods
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A confession: My name is Sara, and I am a sugar cookie snob. I’m not afraid to admit it anymore! I used to try to pretend I didn’t care and stuff down dry, cakey, flavorless cookies with a smile. I even got a little offended when some of my friends alluded to said snobbery. But…

These sugar cookies are the best I've ever had...hands down!
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I consider myself to be a pretty good artist.  My education and former profession is in the design field and I’m pretty good at craft stuff.  I also think I’m a decent cook, so I figured with those two things going for me, decorating fancy sugar cookies would be right up my alley.  Imagine my…

Tutorial: Cookie Decorating with Glace Icing
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So the first year my husband and I were married, my sister-in-law Stephanie gave us a little box of homemade Christmas candy and I loved it. I also realized that I was suddenly in the realm of Christmas treat-giving. How grown-up. Anyway, inspired by Stephanie (who makes awesome toffee, by the way. And check out…

Almond Poppy Seed Bread
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Hey there! If you’d like seven free and exclusive not-on-the-blog dinner recipes, and more yummy treats like this one, sign up for our newsletter!   Welcome to your new favorite holiday treat.  Let me tell you why this is my go-to for holiday parties and neighbor gifts! You can make one huge batch and have…

Best Holiday Treats Peppermint Bark Popcorn
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