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April 3rd, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Easter Treats

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Easter is only a few weeks away and it’s never too early to plan your holiday meals. Instead of saving the best for last, we like to start with it…DESSERT! Cakes, candy, cookies, and more, there are so many choices! You can go traditional or get creative. Do you have a special family recipe for an Easter dessert? Share your delicious creations on our Facebook page!

 

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December 25th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Holiday Cookie Recipes

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I think we’d all agree that the desserts are the best—and worst—part of the holidays (best because they’re oh so yummy, and worst because they’re usually fattening!). But the holidays are a time to indulge, so here are some of our favorite cookie recipes for you to try out! Some of them have nuts, so keep in mind who’ll be eating them and make sure you’re aware of any nut allergies.

Growing up, my mother always made a variety of cookies for Christmas. Here are the recipes for a few of my favorite “oldies but goodies”…from my kitchen to yours!

Pecan Crescents

Peanut Butter Kisses

Chocolate Chip Meringues

Snickerdoodles

Classic Gingerbread Cookies 

This year I’d like to experiment with some new recipes I’ve never tried before. These delicious delights caught my eye and will keep me busy in the kitchen this weekend!

Chocolate Marshmallow Crinkles

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Toffee Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Holiday Pinwheels

What’s your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

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December 17th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Baking Cookies with Kids

This is the time of year when a major baking day occurs. Cookies, candies, homemade caramel corn and other sweet treats are made in our kitchen. When my husband and I were first married, we would do a baking day with his sister’s family and my young nieces and nephew. I learned all the tricks of baking with children. Cookie Baking Day became quite the assembly line where everyone took their own role on.

Now that my nieces and nephews are grown, Cookie Baking Day consists of my small family. The kids do a great job unwrapping the chocolates, placing the pretzels on the pan, and cutting and decorating the sugar cookies. You have to plan on them taste-testing a lot and wanting breaks every now and then. Ultimately, they take great pride in their  finished product.

Several dozen cookies, different kinds of candy, and tins of caramel corn later we are ready with holiday sweets for our festivities. The memories we shared making them are priceless. Especially when my oldest looked at the tin of caramel corn and said, “But mom, I can’t stop sneaking some… it’s calling my name!”

What are your favorite holiday treats to make with your kids?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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