Salted Vanilla Caramel Nut Brittle

Salted Vanilla Caramel Nut Brittle

This Salted Vanilla Caramel Nut Brittle came about by accident. I was trying to make some glazed nuts, and I made far too much glaze to go on the nuts. It turned into a happy accident because I ended up with a very easy, very delicious brittle – no candy thermometer required. Salted Vanilla Caramel Nut… 

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30 Minute Cranberry Wild Rice Rolls

Cranberry Wild Rice Rolls

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Minute® Rice. However, as always, all opinions are my own. I love the holidays – the lights, the food, the music, everything! We’ve been baking cookies, finishing up our shopping, and getting together with family. It’s such a great time of year, but it’s also such… 

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Gingerbread Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Gingerbread Cinnamon Swirl Bread

A few years ago, I never would have imagined that I’d be baking my own bread and rolls. For years, making anything involving yeast was a gamble because I never knew whether it was going to turn out or not. It finally got to the point where I was sick of throwing out dough that never rose,… 

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Fries Five Ways

Fries Five Ways

Two of the biggest challenges for me, food-wise, are trying to come up with quick and easy meals that my kids will eat and trying to figure out what to do to make leftovers more exciting. So, I came up with five dinner ideas that are all ready in about 30 minutes using French fries… 

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Eggnog Donut Muffins

Eggnog Donut Muffins

The only thing better than a donut is a donut hole. They’re the perfect size for snacking! These Eggnog Donut Muffins taste just like donut holes. They’re soft and moist and have great eggnog flavor. After they’re baked, they’re dipped in butter and rolled in a cinnamon-spice mixture. So, you get delicious donut muffins that… 

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sticks

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sticks

Around this time of year, I get Christmas cookie envy. There are so many pictures of beautifully decorated Christmas cookie, and I so not a decorator. My decorating is pretty much limited to drizzling and sprinkling. And hoping for the best. These Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sticks are so easy, and they’re actually fun to decorate. My kids… 

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread Pudding with Maple Butter Rum Raisin Sauce

Cinnamon Swirl Bread Pudding with Maple Butter Rum Raisin Sauce

  I love all of the food at this time of year! There is so much great comfort food that so many memories that go along with it. Now that I’m usually the one doing the cooking, I mix in family recipes with new favorites. One of our traditional desserts is bread pudding. My grandma made a… 

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Coconut Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s cookie season at our house! My kids started asking to make cookies for Santa back around Halloween. I tried to explain to them that the cookies wouldn’t be good by the time that Santa came, but they were willing to chance it. We’ve been doing lots of taste testing to get ready. These Coconut… 

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Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Icing

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Icing

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! One of the best parts of the day after Thanksgiving is all of the leftovers. Some leftovers, though, are better than others, and sweet potatoes don’t always work so well the next day. One of the best things to do with them is to turn them into… 

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Slow Cooker Three Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Three Cheese Smashed Potatoes

If you asked my husband what he was most looking forward to at any holiday meal, it would be the potatoes. For a long time, though, I didn’t make mashed potatoes very often, and when I did make them, I over-worked the potatoes and ended up with a gummy mess. Somewhere along the way, I… 

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