christmas archive

christmas morning: walnut cake

On Christmas morning I turn into a giddy child. I have a hard time sleeping on the 24th and I wake up early, probably way too early, filled with excitement for the morning ahead. Around noon, we head to my…

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holiday bliss balls: snow white coconut snowballs

Want a super easy candy recipe that’s actually pretty healthy too? Look no further than these lightly sweetened no-bake coconut snowballs. Don’t be confused with one of my older coconut snowball recipes – totally different but super tasty. When I…

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happy & merry, it’s my first holiday giving guide (+ a cocktail recipe)!

I’m always a proponent for making holiday gifts, especially the edible kind. For the past few years, I’ve compiled holiday lists for my favorite things to bake, make and give. But today I wanted to share some lovely things that…

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rustic dessert: winter fruit pie with walnut crumb

I made this pie for Thanksgiving and realized that I forgot to post about it. A shame since it’s a very good pie. But it all works out since Amercian Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks and this pie…

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last minute baking: holiday jewel bars

I’ve never encountered a jewel bar until I spent my first Christmas with Cornelius’ parents. A jewel bar seems innocent enough: a shortbread bottom topped with chocolate chips, salted mixed nuts….until you get to those blasted glacé cherries. You see,…

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holiday baking ideas (part 2) + cute printable gift tags!

This year I took the slow boat towards Christmas and only started really thinking about holiday baking and decorating this past weekend. Friday night we put up our shiny little tinsel tree, drank a few amaretto sours and basked in…

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totally nuts: spiced caramel corn with pepitas, almonds & pecans

I’ve been wanting to make caramel corn for years, but whenever I asked Cornelius if he wanted any, he always said no. Can you believe that I married someone who couldn’t care less about caramel corn? It just didn’t make…

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play with your food: accordion (aka hassleback) potatoes

Growing up, my mom made accordion potatoes on special occasions. I loved them because they seemed super fancy but also their shapes were totally appealing and very kid-friendly. My mom always sprinkled the tops with breadcrumbs which made the tops…

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