101 Days of Christmas: Host a Cookie Swap

This coming weekend, my friend Annette and I are partnering with Glad to host a Christmas Cookie Swap to benefit Cookies for Kids' Cancer, which raises money to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. I'll share more about our cookie swap next week, but in the meantime I wanted to share…

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101 Days of Christmas: Snowball Macaroons

My favorite thing about these snowball macaroons is how easy they are to whip up. With just a few ingredients and a few simple steps, you can have delicious cookies in no time. Part coconut, part meringue, these cookies are crispy on the inside and chewy on the inside, and they're sure to be a…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cranberry-Apple French Toast Casserole

On Christmas Eve, I always prepare two dishes for the morning: a sausage-egg casserole and a french toast casserole. I love being able to get up and just pop breakfast in the oven so that we can enjoy a yummy meal without a lot of work! This year, I think we'll switch things up a…

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101 Days of Christmas: Snowman Rice Krispie Treats

The following post is from Kacey of Well-Rounded Home: Making homemade Rice Krispie treats has always been on my to do list. Now that I have kids, I can finally indulge in this childhood treat without the guilt. I love that you can make the traditional, plain Rice Krispie treats or dress them up for…

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101 Days of Christmas: Barb’s Homemade Eggnog

When the Genda family shared their advent wreath with us a few weeks ago, Barb also shared her eggnog recipe, with the promise that we would love it! I had been hoping to share a homemade eggnog recipe as part of this year's series anyway, so I asked her if I could share hers, and…

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101 Days of Christmas: Savory Cheese Ball

This is one of my baby sister's absolute favorite foods, and so it always makes an appearance at holidays and family get-togethers. Cheese balls are actually a really easy party appetizer because they can be made a day or two in advance and don't require any special presentation. Serve this savory cheese ball with whole…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Walnut Logs

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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101 Days of Christmas: Basic Truffle Recipe

Mmm, truffles. I like to eat truffles, but I also like to make them, coming up with a variety of flavor combinations as I go. Although I've seen different "easy" truffle recipes over the years (like my favorite oreo truffles), I wanted to make real ganache truffles this year. Turns out that's pretty easy too!…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Pecan Toffee Bars

These chocolate-pecan toffee bars combine a shortbread crust with a chocolate-pecan center and a crispy toffee layer on top for a delicious treat that you'll find hard to resist. We scarfed down the batch I made (thankfully only a half batch!) while decorating our Christmas tree this weekend, and even my girls who don't like…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cranberry-Orange Chex Mix

I have one last holiday Chex Mix to share with you, and this one is probably my second favorite after the amazing caramel corn chex mix. Combine cranberry and orange flavors for a tart yet sweet trail mix that's perfect for the holidays in both flavor and color! Ingredients: 4 cups Corn Chex 4 cups…

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