December 2008

Raised Doughnuts: Raising the Roof with Mom

December 29, 2008
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The weekend before Christmas I went home to Maine in order to spend an early holiday with my family. Sunday morning, after the presents had been opened and the Eggnog Milkshakes thoroughly enjoyed, my mom and I decided to make her drop-dead delicious Raised Doughnuts. This kitchen adventure was particularly special because my mom hasn’t […]

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My First Christmas Dinner

December 26, 2008
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This year CK and I decided to celebrate Christmas at home. This meant that I would be cooking my first Christmas Dinner, from start to finish, all on my own. I also thought it would be an ideal time to test out a rather puzzling Jennie-O turkey I received a few weeks ago that claimed […]

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Pretty Pink Christmas Trees

December 22, 2008
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I hope you didn’t actually think you could escape the holiday season without a pink cookie from me. These pink Christmas Tree sugar cookies are decorated with my traditional butter based frosting and sprinkled with a light dusting of delicate silver icing sugar. I’m not the only person in my family with a pink problem. […]

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Sugar Cookies for Santa

December 20, 2008
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How old does something have to be before it’s considered an antique? I suppose the cookie cutters I used to make these sugar cookie Santas and trees haven’t quite made the cut-off yet, but I calculate that they’re at least 23 years old, possibly more. With the exception that I used my own favorite recipe, […]

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Eggnog Pancakes

December 19, 2008
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Eggnog is one of those polarizing ingredients that people tend to either hate with all their might or love with all their heart. Personally, I look forward to the reappearance of eggnog during the holidays all year long. In fact, I like to think of myself as the #1 super fan of Hood’s Golden EggNog. […]

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Minty Cocoa Cookies

December 16, 2008
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First of all, these taste spectacular! If you only make one cookie to share with friends and family this holiday season then this recipe definitely would get my vote. I liken them to something along the lines of a soft and chewy Girl Scout Thin Mint. Andes Crème de Menth candies are added to the […]

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Bread Machine BFF

December 13, 2008
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For many, many years I’ve hated making bread with a fiery passion, but not anymore thanks to the bread machine my mom gave me last Christmas. The poor little gadget sat on my pantry shelf collecting dust for an entire year, but this morning, after a trip to the store for non-fat milk powder to […]

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Gingerbread Pop-Tarts

December 12, 2008
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Target has been offering up a wealth of holiday food oddities this year. On the same trip that I purchased all of those Andes Baking Chips, I also came across these Gingerbread Pop-Tarts. Now I like a Pop-Tart from time to time, but they have to be of the frosted variety. I’m also more inclined […]

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