If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you know that it’s a tradition to write a Christmas letter to you our dear readers. You also know that I’m not really that great at keeping traditions (especially in the case of decorating Christmas cookies!).
Archives for December 2017
These past few weeks have been full of decorating healthier sugar cookies and making my daughter’s favorite candy cane cookies. Since making cookies is an “event” of sorts for us (as in, we block off an afternoon to spend the afternoon decorating), I thought it would only be fitting to make a pot full ofClick to Continue »
One of my most favorite soup recipes I’ve shared is my White Bean Soup with Garlic and Kale. I love that it’s SO fragrant on the stove, and it comes from a completely different flavor family than our other standby soups (minestrone, tomato basil and tortilla soup). A reader suggested that I try it withClick to Continue »
As I mentioned in my cut-out sugar cookie recipe post, making cookies at Christmas is a tradition my step-mom started and one that I hope to continue for years to come. She always made sugar cookies, but there was one year where I bravely stepped out of my comfort zone and made candy cane cookies.Click to Continue »
One summer I bought a container of candied pecans at Costco. They were so good, and so addicting, that I ate the entire two pounds of nuts in 3 days. We’re hosting a Christmas party soon, and I wanted to come up with a snack that was not only healthier than the standard bag ofClick to Continue »
Decorating sugar cookies at Christmas wasn’t a tradition in my family growing up. We made chocolate chip cookies for sure, and even brownies, but setting a day aside to specifically make and decorate sugar cookies just didn’t happen in our house. My step-mom though, started this tradition with my own kids when they were barelyClick to Continue »
Have you ever heard of freezer cooking? It’s basically like cooking dinner, except for COOKING it, you FREEZE it. Then whenever you need dinner in a flash, you pull something from the freezer and stick it in the oven. Until the past year or so, I’ve always had a small freezer. That meant freezing fullClick to Continue »