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Top Ten Recipes of 2012 (Reader’s Favorites)

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s that time of year again, time for fireworks and champagne, midnight kisses, resolutions we will not keep, and my top ten most popular recipes of this past year. So here they are, my most dish-soap worthy recipes of 2012 #10 Double Lemon Poppyseed Muffins This was one of my Foodgawker… Continue reading Top Ten Recipes of 2012 (Reader’s Favorites)


Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Who doesn’t love the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, especially in a blossom cookie?  Now, I think we can all agree that the classic soft peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss in the middle are absolutely delicious. But there is one way to make them better. Peanut butter cups instead of kisses.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

christmas · cookies

Christmas Cream Cheese Cookies – 3 Ways!

This cookie dough is one of the more brilliant things I have ever seen.  It is a simple, cream cheese, shortbread-ish dough, that, divided into thirds and a few things added to each dough makes three different unique Christmas cookies that nobody would ever know you used the same batch of dough for. From this… Continue reading Christmas Cream Cheese Cookies – 3 Ways!

christmas · cookies

Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

I am not one of those people who spends three weeks baking all of my Christmas goodies.  As a general rule, I pick about half a dozen things I’m going to do for my friends, neighbors, family, and my husband’s co-workers, and I knock them all out in one day.  Yesterday was that day for… Continue reading Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Glaze

banana recipes · Desserts

Banana Pudding (Homemade pudding)

Who hasn’t had (and loved) the classic layered dessert of Jell-o vanilla pudding, bananas, and Nilla Wafers?  I recently discovered there is only one way to make it better: Homemade pudding, instead of Jell-o. Now, I’m not knocking Jell-o.  I have enjoyed many a banana pudding made with the stuff, this was actually my first… Continue reading Banana Pudding (Homemade pudding)

Side Dishes & Salads

The Best Brussels Sprouts You Will Ever Eat

So, personally, I think that Brussels sprouts get a bad rap.  A lot of people don’t like them.  I am convinced that is because they have only had the frozen and then boiled to death variety. These particular Brussels sprouts will blow your mind. They are sauteed with a perfect medley of bacon, garlic, and… Continue reading The Best Brussels Sprouts You Will Ever Eat

christmas · Drinks

Homemade Eggnog

First, I apologize for the crappy phone picture.  A certain two and a half year old who shall not be named somehow locked my camera into a non-locking drawer of our entertainment center, and I cannot get the thing out!  It’s a weekend job for my poor husband.  But I digress. I remember the two… Continue reading Homemade Eggnog