Category: Holiday

07 Dec

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

There’s nothing quite like a cut-out sugar cookie in December.  I love the whole experience of cranking up Bing Crosby and Burl Ives on the radio, having a counter full of cookies, icing, and sprinkles, and the Christmas tree twinkling in the background. This year, I decided that I wanted to make all of my […]

23 Jan

Grasshopper Hot Chocolate


After the bitter cold has turned your nose and cheeks a bright red and all feeling has left your fingers, nothing warms your body like a cup of steamy hot chocolate. We’ve all grown up with this famous drink, but where did it come from? Who was clever enough to make this dreamy drink? The […]

16 Dec

6 Sugar Cookie Tips and Tricks


I haven’t made frosted sugar cookies in years – primarily because they never turn out the way I picture them in my mind.  Either the cookie is too tough to chew or the frosting never looks quite right…. There have been few sugar cookies that I’ve really enjoyed eating or baking. It’s Christmas time though, so why […]

02 Jan

Guinness Chocolate Cake


There is something special about the first of the year.  Anything and everything suddenly seems possible.  All the limits I normally place on myself just seem to disappear, and I am left feeling incredibly optimistic. I think to myself, “This will be the year I drink more water!” or “I just know I’m going to […]

28 Dec

Beouf Bourguignon


The holidays are always full of food.  Since I have been home with my folks in Minnesota this week, my mother and I have washed more dishes than I have in the rest of the month of December.  I mean, today alone we made cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, rye bread, and flat bread…   I have […]

14 Nov

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting


Thanksgiving is a time to take a break and think about what we are truly thankful for.  So often people dread seeing those awkward relatives on this family oriented holiday and being forced to create conversations they would much rather steer clear of.  This can be avoided by attempting to stuff one’s face with as […]

13 Oct

Homemade Apple Pie


You know what I love about baking? I’ll give you a hint-it isn’t the finished product.  I know you don’t believe me, but it’s true.  I love cookies and pies as much as the next person, but there is something I enjoy even more. It’s seeing the look on my roommate’s face when she finds […]


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