101 Days of Christmas: Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread {In a Jar}

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: A recipe for orange-kissed cranberry quick bread that can be gifted in a jar as a mix or already baked into loaves. I dislike shopping malls, especially around Christmas. Being jostled from behind and elbowed as I stand in line or…

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101 Days of Christmas: Homemade Hot Chocolate

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During the first 101 Days of Christmas series, I shared Alton Brown's hot cocoa mix recipe, which is perfect for packaging in gifts, but last year we were on the hunt for a homemade hot chocolate recipe that we could pull together easily on the stove from basic ingredients. After testing a few, we finally…

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101 Days of Christmas: Easy Drop Cookies

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My friend Jenny recently posted about these cookies on Facebook, and I asked her for the recipe. It's really just a basic shortbread cookie that she'd found in a holiday baking magazine several years ago, but the use of different flavored extracts makes them extra tasty. With just 4 ingredients, these are easy to whip…

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101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Brownies

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I'm not a huge fan of peppermint, at least not by itself, but I love a rich peppermint-chocolate dessert. With that in mind, I took my homemade brownie recipe (from Easy Homemade) and doctored it up a bit. The result was these peppermint brownies, and they definitely fit the bill! Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1-1/2…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Walnut Logs

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I love walnut cookies, and with their unique shape and chocolate drizzle, these are a fabulous addition to my Christmas recipe box! These would be great to make ahead and freeze. You can go ahead and bake them and then freeze them (but save the chocolate drizzle for after they thaw so that it doesn't…

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