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101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Popcorn Balls

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I've never made homemade popcorn balls before -- although we've happily eaten them as part of various gift baskets over the years -- so when Good Cook asked if I'd like to try their popcorn ball-making kit for our series, I was excited to give it a try. Although there are "classic" recipes for popcorn…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

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And so the biscotti tradition continues, this year with a new holiday flavor combination: cranberries and pistachios. For the past two years, my mom has been the one making the biscotti, and it's become one of her favorite homemade treats because she says it's so much simpler to make than it seems. This year she…

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101 Days of Christmas: Holiday Cookies {Roundup}

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As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'll be sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! When I first started this series two years ago, I was a little worried that I might eventually run out of inspiration. Instead, a funny thing has happened, and now I…

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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: Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Classic peanut butter blossoms are among my favorite Christmas cookies, but this year, I decided to mix things up and use a caramel-filled Rolo on top instead! I'm not a huge fan of caramel myself, and I was content to eat just the peanut butter cookies and leave the Rolos, but my husband loved these…

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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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