Gingerbread Drop Scones

These Gingerbread Drop Scones are quick and easy to make…and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!

These Gingerbread Drop Scones are quick and easy to make...and perfect for a weekend breakfast on a chilly Winter morning!“Run, run as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me.  I’m the Gingerbread Man!”  Whenever I think about gingerbread, I think about Gingy from Shrek.  You know, the gingerbread man who resists torture by Lord Farquaad…at least until Farquaad starts plucking off his gumdrops.  (“No!  Not the buttons!  Not the gumdrop buttons!”)Continue Reading »

Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches are a new holiday favorite.  They’re just like your favorite holiday drink…only in ice cream form and stuffed between thin, crispy cookies!

These Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches just like your favorite holiday drink...just in ice cream form and stuffed between thin, crispy cookies!Some of my favorite recipes have come about when I was just playing around in the kitchen.  These Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches definitely fall into that category.  A couple weeks ago, I had pulled out my pasta machine to make these Kalamata Olive and Sea Salt Grissini.  Did you know that a pasta machine is an easy way to make thin, crispy breadsticks?  Yup, that fettuccine cutter is perfect for this task.Continue Reading »

Double Chocolate Nut Bark

I’ve partnered with Planter’s and Collective Bias to create this Double Chocolate Nut Bark.  Packed with nuts, raisins and cranberries, this bark is a simple and tasty holiday treat!
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This Double Chocolate Nut Bark features two types of swirled chocolate, and it’s packed with nuts, raisins and cranberries.  It’s the perfect holiday treat!Can we talk about Christmas music for a minute?  I love me some Christmas music.  I listen to it all through the holidays while I’m baking in the kitchen or out running errands.  I normally prefer the classics, but I’ve branched out this year into some Celtic tunes and even some Cajun Zydeco Christmas music.  Believe it or not, my favorite Christmas song is actually one that I discovered only about 3 or 4 years ago.  It’s not sung by One Direction or The Vamps (*shudder*).  It’s by Nick the Pizza Guy.Continue Reading »

Peppermint Ice Cream

This homemade Peppermint Ice Cream is so tasty that
Santa might just skip the cookies this year!

This homemade Peppermint Ice Cream is so tasty that Santa might just skip the cookies this year!Back when I was in high school, our next-door neighbor always made us a container of homemade peppermint ice cream for Christmas.  We could count on the peppermint ice cream showing up a couple of days before Christmas…and we loved it!  A little bowl of peppermint ice cream while sitting next to the fire and visiting with family was pretty much the definition of the holidays.  Even when I went off to college, I still looked forward to coming back home for Christmas and finding a container of that peppermint ice cream in the freezer.Continue Reading »

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