101 Days of Christmas: Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I am historically bad at Christmas morning breakfast. I love the idea of spice-filled aromas from the oven wafting through our gift-opening, but we spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws and arrive home well after midnight. This means anything that requires…

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101 Days of Christmas: Rosemary Honey Pecan Pie Tarts

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: These mini pecan pie tarts are kissed with fresh rosemary and made with pure honey, for a fun little twist on this classic holiday treat. I have a pecan pie lover in my house. He judges an entire holiday get-together on…

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101 Days of Christmas: Egg Nog Hot Chocolate

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Mmm, this recipe combines two of my favorite holiday drinks -- hot chocolate and egg nog -- into one rich and creamy indulgence! You could definitely use store-bought egg nog instead, but I don't think anything really compares to the egg nog recipe my friend Barb shared with me last year. On the other hand,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Muddy Buddies

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This treat combines two of my very favorites -- classic Muddy Buddies (often called Puppy Chow) and the very best holiday flavor combination: peppermint and chocolate -- in a delicious treat that's perfect for your next holiday get-together, packing in treat bags as gifts or just snacking on at home! And the best part? It…

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101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar

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It's no secret that I love peppermint treats during the holidays, and this candy cane cookie mix makes a festive -- and tasty -- gift in a jar! Layer a few simple ingredients and add this printable cookie tag to share a little bit of holiday cheer. These are especially good for neighbors, teachers or other…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Filled Snowballs

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Mmm, these chocolate-filled snowballs are a fun twist on our traditional walnut snowballs (also called Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cakes)! The one thing I learned the hard way is that while we cook our snowballs at 300 degrees for 35 minutes, these need to be baked at a higher temperature so that they'll…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Shortbread

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Soft shortbread, dotted with peppermint candies and dipped in dark chocolate makes a wonderful addition to your Christmas cookie tray. A while ago I had a friend tell me they weren't going to waste dessert on shortbread, describing it as "bland"…

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101 Days of Christmas: Homemade Candy {Roundup}

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As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! I've always loved making chocolate-dipped treats and homemade candy, but it's one of those time-consuming things I usually put off for another time {that never comes}. Putting this post together sure had…

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101 Days of Christmas: Easy Peanut-Free Brittle

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Crunchy and super sweet, this candy is more than a little bit addictive, so you'll want to make it and gift it right away rather than keeping it around the house! Although it still contains nuts, this recipe, adapted from Betty Crocker, is peanut-free for those dealing with peanut allergies (you'll obviously want to check to…

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