Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies

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Christmas equals cookies, right?Even though I fall into the category of cookie monster mama, I've hit my max on gingerbread and peppermint this holiday season. And so, I'm switching gears with my baking to salted caramel inspired treats. Salt caramel is that perfect blend of sweet and salty - just what I need after a long day!Hope you love these as much as I do ... … [Read more...]

Molasses Cookies For Christmas

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Around here Christmas isn't complete without a batch of molasses cookies. They've got that sharp, distinct flavor that pairs perfectly with a cup of eggnog and when pressed in sugar, they glisten a bit like snow regardless of whether or not you're experiencing a real white Christmas. Although, don't you always hope that you'll wake on Christmas morning to a blanket of snow? I … [Read more...]

5 FREE Christmas Activities For Your Family

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Christmas can get expensive, amiright?With gifts and travel, extra food and activities, December is one of those hefty months when it comes to budgeting. Luckily, today I'm here to share a few favorite FREE activities you can enjoy with your family. Best of all, even though the price tag is small, the memories won't be!  1. Go Christmas Caroling Remember when you were … [Read more...]

Christmas Prime Rib

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Each year our family buys a share of a cow. Once delivered we have a variety of cuts and the one we all get most excited about is the rib eye roast that turns into prime rib. It stays tucked safely in the freezer until Christmas week and then becomes the star of our holiday meal.For years we went back and forth on different marinades and rubs, salt packs and seasonings. … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve Traditions … What Are Yours?

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then come the melding of a million traditions! Oh, traditions! And then comes the baby in the baby carriage ... and, of course, another round of traditions!Since my husband and I wed in 2007 we've evaluated a lot of the traditions we grew up with, the ones we want to keep and most importantly, the new ones we want to start. To our … [Read more...]