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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars


Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars - Sugar Cookies in the form of a bar. Thick, chewy, and full of peppermint chips. Topped with a butter cream frosting and more peppermint shavings!

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars – Sugar Cookies in the form of a bar.  Thick, chewy, and full of peppermint chips.  Topped with a butter cream frosting and more peppermint shavings!

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars - Sugar Cookies in the form of a bar.  Thick, chewy, and full of peppermint chips.  Topped with a butter cream frosting and more peppermint shavings!

Welcome to Day Four of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week. Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello.

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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls


Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays. Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls – quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays.  Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls - quick and easy cinnamon rolls that are perfect for the holidays.  Eggnog are both in the dough and in the glaze!

Welcome to Day Three of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

I hope you are enjoying Christmas Week – so many great recipes!!  Chocolate Saltine Toffee and Chewy Molasses Cookies so far, and even more to come!

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Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) & Giveaway


Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) - an easy candy for the holiday season

Chocolate Saltine Toffee – An easy toffee using saltine toffee and chocolate, sometimes referred to as Christmas Crack.  The perfect addition to your Christmas baking.  

Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) - an easy candy for the holiday season

Welcome to Day Two of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week. Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello.

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Eggnog French Toast


Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning. All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning.  All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.  

Eggnog French Toast is the perfect breakfast for any holiday morning.  All the great flavors of eggnog in a delicious breakfast.

Do you have a family tradition for Christmas morning?  When I was growing up we ALWAYS had French Toast for breakfast.  Even now, when we celebrate with my parents and my brother in January, we will have French Toast for breakfast.  The same recipe every year as well.  So when I had my own little family, I decided we would try something different.  My son is obsessed with anything cinnamon, so we have cinnamon rolls.  I wish I could say I make them from scratch each year, but I don’t.  I buy the frozen ones, so I don’t have to do any work on Christmas morning.  This year when we celebrate with my family, I am going to try my best to see if I can get them to try a new recipe for French Toast. This Eggnog French Toast needs to become a tradition!

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Chewy Molasses Cookies & Giveaway #ChristmasWeek


Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

Chewy Molasses Cookies – Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

  Chewy Molasses Cookies - Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy molasses cookie that are perfect for any holiday baking tray!

Welcome to Day One of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week. Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello.

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Classic Holiday Cookies


Frosted Sugar Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Christmas is right around the corner!  Have you started your baking yet?  Don’t worry, it is not too late, there is still plenty of time to get ready for the holidays.  Today I am sharing my recipe for our classic Frosted Sugar Cookies over at Inspired Home. Frosted Sugar Cookies are a very traditional holiday treats, you can decorate them any way you want.  Perfect way to get the kids and the whole family in the kitchen helping.

Head over to Inspired Home to see about my family traditions and get the recipe for these cookies that have been in my family from before I was born! Frosted Sugar Cookies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies & Wusthof Giveaway


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter! Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter!  Made with Reese’s spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter!  Made with Reese's spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.

 

Are you ready for the weekend?  Stupid question.  Sorry.  My son has his last basketball game of the season tomorrow morning.  We also have a friend flying in from Iowa for the weekend.  We haven’t seen him in over a year, so it should be fun to catch up and just hang out for the weekend.  The guys are going to go to a hockey game on Saturday night, so I have to come up with something fun to do with my son.  The game is in Denver at 8pm, so that is a little late for a 9 year old. Maybe a fun dinner and a movie, we will see.  What do you do with your kids for special nights?

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Christmas Peppermint Patties


Christmas Peppermint Patties - Red, white and green striped cool mint patties dipped in dark chocolate. An easy homemade candy for the holidays.

Christmas Peppermint Patties – Red, white and green striped cool mint patties dipped in dark chocolate.  An easy homemade candy for the holidays. 

Christmas Peppermint Patties - Red, white and green striped cool mint patties dipped in dark chocolate.  An easy homemade candy for the holidays.

I am so ready for the weekend, but it is only Thursday.  Something about this week has just got me beat!  I have been working crazy hours, trying to get everything done, so I can take some time off when my son is home for Christmas break.  Most of the times that he has days off from school, I still have to work. Hopefully this break, I can keep work to a minimum and actually enjoy time with my family.  Novel idea!

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Grasshopper Cupcakes


Grasshopper Cupcakes - rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a minty butter cream frosting

Grasshopper Cupcakes – a rich and chocolate-y cupcake topped with a cool mint butter cream frosting!

Grasshopper Cupcakes - rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a minty butter cream frosting

December is flying by!  It is hard to believe that we are only 2 weeks away from Christmas.  The weather here in Colorado has been in the 50’s, so it is hard to realize it is actually December.  Don’t get me wrong, I am loving this weather, and would not change it for anything!  Going for walks outside in December is perfect in my opinion. Come March when we are freezing cold and have lots of snow, I will be wishing we had these nice days.

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Carne Asada Fries


Carne Asada Fries - french fries topped with Carne Asada, melted cheese, and guacamole!

Carne Asada Fries – french fries topped with Carne Asada, melted cheese, and guacamole!  A dinner that will please even your pickiest eater!

Carne Asada Fries - french fries topped with Carne Asada, melted cheese, and guacamole!

Planning dinner can be tough.  Especially when you have to do it every night, over and over and over and over…..  Really, we never stop having to figure out what we are going to have for dinner.  Having a few go to recipes, a few side dishes you know everyone will eat, and having a well-stocked freezer and pantry make getting dinner on the table on busy nights so much easier!  And, if you can get it done in less than 30 minutes, make it fun, and give everyone what they love, you are sure to be the hero.  Today I have 5 nights worth of ideas to get you through the week.  Family friendly ideas, so you know your kids won’t complain, but you will be happy too!

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