101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate Candy Cane Blossoms

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A couple of years ago, I decided to dress up my chocolate crinkle cookies with a candy cane kiss, and the resulting cookie was a hit. It's extremely rich, but the combination of chocolate and peppermint is downright addicting! Like peanut butter blossoms, these are really easy to make, although I have found that the…

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101 Days of Christmas: Rice Krispies Treat Trees

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Looking for a fun, easy treat for an advent activity, school Christmas party or afternoon snack? Rice Krispies treats are one of our favorite easy treats, and it only takes a couple extra minutes to make them nice and Christmas-y! The great thing about Rice Krispies treats is that there are so many variations. You…

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101 Days of Christmas: Gingerbread Snowflake Creams

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I love ginger. Beyond marinating chicken, spicing up my fried rice and making salad dressing zing, ginger is great for baking. It makes me instantly think of the holiday season, curled up in front of my *imaginary* fireplace (someday, someday) with…

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101 Days of Christmas: Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut butter blossoms are one of my favorite Christmas cookies. There's nothing particularly Christmas-y about them, and I've been known to make them at various times during the year, but I always, always make them at Christmastime. These are fun and easy to do with the kids, and even little ones can easily help unwrap…

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101 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Chocolate Pretzel Treats

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To be honest, I find Christmas baking with my kids underfoot to be a bit stressful, especially when I'm trying to get a lot done very quickly; however, I loved Shaina's tips for including kids in holiday baking. Another tip I would add to her list for is to choose easy recipes rather than one…

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101 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Hot Chocolate & Whipped Cream

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Like a lot of families, hot chocolate is one of our very favorite traditions! We drink it after we decorate our tree (which we actually did last weekend!). We drink it on snow days. We drink it on Christmas Eve while reading 'Twas the night before Christmas. What's better than hot chocolate? Peppermint hot chocolate!…

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