Category Archives: holiday faves

Very Thankful

Hi lovely readers.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones.  I sure did.  I baked pies and breads, stuffed myself with amazing food for several days in a row, visited with family, spent quality time with my hubby, caught up on sleep and started putting up Christmas decorations.  It was glorious. Here […]

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Happy Easter!

To those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter! But whether you do or don’t, today I wish you a lovely spring day full of sunshine, pretty smelling flowers and quality time with loved ones.

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Hot Chocolate (two times) + Homemade Marshmallows

Back about a week before Christmas, I shared a Holiday Confections: in progress post, where I let you know many of the yummy treats I was making this year.  I was very pleased with how everything turned out, especially the hot chocolate mixes and marshmallows.  I made one recipe of the plain hot chocolate, two […]

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So This Is the New Year…

…and I don’t feel any different. Did you like that Death Cab for Cutie song quote?  I did. Welcome 2012!  I know this is going to be an awesome year; I can just feel it in my bones.  It’s also an even year, which makes me feel more zen already…I’m weird I know. New Year’s […]

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Merry & Bright

I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful holiday this weekend, I know that I sure did! I was so enveloped in the jolly holiday cheer that I never even picked up a computer.  Bad blogger, bad.  Alas, I will make up for it in the sharing of lots of yummy food this week.  A post […]

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Holiday Confections: in progress…

I know you are just dyyyying to know the progress of the holiday baking going on here.  So here it is… So far: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies Chewy Ginger Cookies Chocolate-Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles Peppermint Hot Chocolate based on this recipe Marshmallows for the hot chocolate Still to go: Plain Hot Chocolate […]

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Giving Thanks

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and give you a quick update on what’s happening in the kitchen for my favorite holiday! I’m so lucky to have married into a wonderful family, I truly feel right at home with them.  This year, I am spending the whole day with almost 25 […]

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Jack o’ Lantern in a Jar!

Happy Halloween everyone!! This is totally one of my favorite holidays, mostly due to the fact that I have an October birthday and Halloween was always the theme of my parties growing up.  So I suppose that is the sentimental reason for my love.  The other reasons would be: the awesome fall weather that happens […]

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Red, White and Blueberry cupcakes

I was feeling very patriotic this weekend, partaking in poolside afternoons, barbecues, backyard parties and visits with family and friends.  Even got some sun on my shoulders…the freckles are out in full force!  It is the height of the summer and I’m loving it.  We were invited to a barbecue at a friend’s house on the 4th for […]

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