Bacon & egg breakfast casserole {101 Days of Christmas}

I’ve shared this recipe before, but it’s worth sharing again! We’ve tried many different Christmas morning breakfast options over the years, never really finding one we loved…until this one. Now it has been a staple for the past few years (and this year we’re adding maple chip biscuits, yum!). It’s easy enough that my girls can throw it together, […]

Mexican wedding cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

These little cookies go by many names—Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, walnut snowballs, etc. The Mexican version, also called polvoróns, are made with finely chopped pecans, and the result is a soft, crumbly cookie. My grandmother always made walnut snowballs when I was little, but the girls and I decided to try this version to take as […]

Tips & tricks for perfect candy cane cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

These candy cane cookies are a staple of our Christmas celebration (although, if I’m honest, I end up eating most of them myself!). Every time I share a picture of them on social media, though, people ask questions or share their stories of failed cookies. Since this is the one “impressive” thing I can do in […]

Chocolate chunk & toasted pecan oatmeal cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

Looking for a “healthier” Christmas cookie that doesn’t sacrifice taste in the process? This is the one! Made with white whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats and coconut sugar, these oatmeal cookies meet my criteria for perfect oatmeal cookies — slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. With toasted pecans and dark chocolate, they’re […]

Royal icing shapes and decorations {101 Days of Christmas}

I think royal icing just might be my favorite discovery of 2014. It’s easy to make at home, lasts forever in the fridge (which will be perfect next birthday season, when we have four birthdays in six weeks!) and can be used in so many different ways — to decorate cookies, hold graham cracker houses together, and now…to […]