This party sub is one of my favorite easy dinners as well as a great way to feed a crowd! You could even fake a 6′ sub by cutting off the ends of the french bread and assembling several of these onto one long sandwich board. Because it’s so simple, be sure and use the…

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Apparently I’m on an orange-cranberry kick (if you missed my scones from Monday, be sure and check them out!) But it’s Christmas, which means ’tis the season for many things, orange-cranberry included. And this Honey Cranberry Orange Baked Brie is definitely worth it. I love baked brie because it is so elegant and also so easy. The tartness…

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We are now entering what I like to call hell week. The last week of school before Christmas. Every child I know is currently insane. Every parent I know is pushed to their limit. Teachers can’t wait for school to get out. I’m wondering how much stuff can arrive from Amazon in the next few…

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Creme Brûlée.  It actually amazes me that after nearly 11 years of blogging we don’t have a recipe for creme brûlée posted??  It’s one of my favorite fancy desserts to make because despite the high-brow reputation, creme brûlée is deceptively simple to make.  One of my favorite tricks for holiday baking is to make candy…

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Ah, the small-batch cookie. You’re craving a warm, chewy-soft cookie but not enough to spend an hour making a big batch and then rotating pans through the oven and getting full and sick from eating cookie dough about half-way through.  So many of you have fallen in love with these Small Batch Cookies, which are…

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So I guess this is not super-last-minute, especially for people like me who are nowhere near done with their Christmas shopping. But close to last-minute. I’ve rounded up some of my very most favorite things this holiday season and I hope they’ll help you fill some holes in your Christmas lists! 1. Ingrid Michaelson Songs…

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So I had my oldest child relatively young (I realize that now–at the time, I felt like a senior citizen) when I was 24. For most of his life, I have felt like a pretty young mom, mostly in touch, kinda-cool-but-not-in-an-Amy-Poehler-in-Mean-Girls kind of way. Until recently. not a cool mom. just a regular mom. Now…

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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…

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Chocolate bark is one of our favorite holiday treats because it’s so easy to make and perfect for gifting (or snacking!) . We recently hosted a holiday contest with  AMERICAN HERITAGE ® Chocolate  to find the best toppings for gourmet chocolate bark and boy did you guys come through!  You submitted hundreds of fantastic ideas and we…

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We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As per tradition on this lovely Cyber Monday, we’ve got some great deals for you that won’t last long!    O U R   B E S T   B I T E S   S H O P Today we are offering the largest site-wide discount we do all…

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So it’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and your menus are probably pretty much set, so today I’m sharing a list of things you can still track down before the big day that will make your Thanksgiving even better! This time around, everything is from Amazon because if you have Amazon Prime (or a free Amazon Prime…

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Real quick- If you’ve missed the news, our Holiday Menu Planner that so many of you missed out on before they sold out is available for Digital Download right now.  We’re opening up this option so everyone who wants a copy can grab one!  Click here for all the info!  ————- Now- this SOUP!  This…

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