Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Best of 2011: Favorite Recipes

It’s hard to believe 2011 is coming to an end, but what an amazing year it was. Brad and I finally ended our 3-year long distance relationship, we had the most amazing wedding day, and are now in the process … Continue reading

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip has got to be one of the most popular appetizers ever, as you can find it on almost every restaurant menu. Understandably so, as it is rich and creamy, and packed with flavor from the roasted garlic and … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ll be honest. I don’t care for mushrooms at all. In fact, I might go as far as to even say that I hate them. However, I knew I had some mushrooms lovers coming to our Christmas party, and I … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll

Christmas to me is all about the traditions. What you eat, what you wear, and what you do are all a big part of making memories during the holiday season. Growing up, one of my favorite traditions involves going to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!  Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season, from my kitchen to yours! 

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Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

I’m normally not a fan of gingerbread cookies, as I usually stick to sugar cookies slathered in thick buttercream. However, this recipe has completely converted me to a gingerbread lover. The original title of this recipe was actually “World’s Best Gingerbread … Continue reading

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Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake is probably my most favorite dessert to make, and of course to eat. The only “problem” with cheesecake is that it is so rich and filling, even a small slice leaves me full. The best solution? Make cheesecake bites! By … Continue reading

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Peppermint Popcorn Crunch

Popcorn seems to be the “it” thing to make this year, as I’ve been seeing flavored popcorn recipes pop up all over the internet lately. I love the combination of sweet and salty, and popcorn offers something different from the usual chocolate … Continue reading

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2011

Why yes, that is a wooden cat on my lap. It’s a long story… Some people say that ugly Christmas sweater parties are overdone and outdated, but in my opinion, nothing gets you more into the Christmas spirit than a … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup

In typical western Pennsylvania fashion, our weather can’t seem to make up its mind. Last week I was miserably scraping the frost from my windshield, while today I headed out the door in only a hoodie. (Well, plus pants. I don’t … Continue reading

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