christmas · cookies · Desserts

Santa Sugar Cookies

How cute are these cookies? I think they were my favorite Christmas cookie that I made this year.  They taste amazing and they are SO cute! They look much harder than they actually are- really it’s just a sugar cookie dough, spiced lightly with some orange zest, cut into a Santa face and then painted… Continue reading Santa Sugar Cookies

Breakfast · christmas

Eggnog French Toast

Today, I’m posting a breakfast food that I make for my kids alllll the time, but “Christmas-ified” You know that scene in Love Actually where Billy Mack says “Yes… but we changed the word ‘love’ to ‘Christmas…”  Basically, I just change my french toast recipe to include eggnog instead of milk.  I’m very clever. When… Continue reading Eggnog French Toast

christmas · Drinks

Mulled Wine {A cozy, warm holiday drink}

Last year at Christmas, my friend brought over Swedish Glögg.  Have you ever had it? This warm, spiced wine was so cozy and delicious that it stole my holiday loving heart the moment I tasted it.  This was my introduction to warmed wine type things. Fast forward to this Halloween, I was watching my favorite movie… Continue reading Mulled Wine {A cozy, warm holiday drink}

bars · christmas · Desserts

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

So, because my husband reads this blog, I’m not going to post how much money I’ve spent on Cranberry Bliss Bars in my lifetime, but it’s a lot.  Would you believe I had never attempted to make them before? Big mistake. Huge. Back in the day, what kept me from trying them was that all… Continue reading Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

christmas · Desserts

Cinnamon Butter Puff Pastry Tree

This is possibly the most inflammatory thing I’ve ever said, but I don’t like Nutella. There, I said it. So when I saw this gorgeous puff pastry tree floating around everywhere filled with – you guessed it- Nutella, I immediately started thinking about how I could make it myself, but with something else.   I… Continue reading Cinnamon Butter Puff Pastry Tree

christmas · cookies · Desserts

Kid Friendly Molasses Cookie “Gingerbread” Men

You look at these cookies and you call them gingerbread men, right? They’re so cute, but they’re also an aquired taste.  Will your kids eat gingerbread men? Mine won’t. “Too spicy” they say. I’ll be honest and tell you guys I don’t really care for ginger in baked goods either. I leave it out of… Continue reading Kid Friendly Molasses Cookie “Gingerbread” Men

christmas · Desserts · pies

Apple Berry Pie

My favorite pie from my favorite pie shop is the Apple Berry Pie from the Snohomish Pie Company, which is a local small business pie shop that I absolutely love.  Actually, the only “store bought” pie that I buy is from this shop.  They have an apple berry pie with a crumb topping that is… Continue reading Apple Berry Pie