Archive for December, 2012

December 31st, 2012

Top 12 of 2012

Ready or not, here it comes . . . another New Year.  We hope this one is filled with love, laughter, happiness, success, and of course delicious days!

Before we move on, here is the list of our 12 most viewed recipes of 2012.  We must admit, there were a couple that surprised us . . .   Are your favorites included?

#1  Crispy Smashed Potatoes

#2  Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

#3 Thin Mint Cookie Bark

#4 Red Velvet Crepes

#5 Butterscotch Brownies with Brown Sugar Frosting

#6  Owl Always Love You Cupcakes

#7 Our Signature Caramel Potatoes

#8  Tortellini Skewers


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December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We have so much fun sharing our recipes and musings . . . thanks for all your comments and support, it is a blessing to connect with each of you!

We’re going to take a few days to enjoy this time with family- see you next week to start off a delicious 2013!

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December 24th, 2012

Christmas Wishes

 Wishing you all the joy, love, and peace of Christmas.


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December 21st, 2012

Brown Sugar-Pecan Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a nice soft, moist cupcake from the little bakery shops? These cupcakes are so light and moist, and yet so full of flavor. So why buy just one cupcake when you can make a whole batch. Now is the perfect time, these of course are amazing cupcakes year round, but something about them just seems to fit the holiday season.

Brown Sugar-Pecan Cupcakes


3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 large eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

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December 20th, 2012

Pomegranate Apple Cider

Sometimes if I’m not careful, I let myself get so caught up in all the Christmas “doing” that I can forget to just relax, take a few deep breaths, enjoy of cup of cider, and appreciate the meaning of the season and the blessings around me.  I finally have all the presents bought, the packages mailed and the cards sent.  For me, now it’s time to stop worrying about what else I could do and just enjoy my family and friends {and of course a good book}.

This cider is a great way to slow down and relax.  When you

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Caramel Potatoes

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