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Nine years ago today, this sweet little girl made me a mom. I had some complications during my pregnancy and during her birth.  After she was born my doctor made the comment that she was our Christmas miracle, so when my husband suggested that her middle name be Noel, it was the perfect fit.  Although […]

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Holiday Waldorf Salad

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This post is brought to you by Green Valley Organics. With all the rich desserts and heavy meals that seem to accompany the holidays, I always like to make sure that I have something light and fresh up my sleeve to serve when the occasion arises.   I love making a Waldorf salad to serve […]

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Baked Eggnog Doughnuts

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This post is brought to you by Safest Choice Eggs. Six more days until Christmas!!  Are your kids as excited as mine are? Well this recipe for baked eggnog doughnuts might help you distract them for a bit.  This month my Darling Dozen challenge for Safest Choice Eggs was to come up with a recipe […]

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Easy Holiday Canapé Trio

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This month I am partnering with Whole Foods and Kitchen PLAY to help you out with your holiday entertaining.  Although the holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, how often do we stress over what we are going to put on the table and end up spending more time worrying about the food […]

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Chocolate Chess Pie (with a Chocolate Almond Crust!)

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This post is brought to you by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. I must be missing Memphis, because lately I’ve been craving all of the Southern foods I fell in love with when we lived there—collared greens, pulled pork, banana pudding . . . you name it, and I’ve been craving it.  Thankfully I’ll be making […]

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Candied Seven Spice Almonds

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Merry Christmas Eve!! I can’t believe it is already December 24th.  This month has flown by quicker than I could say Kris Kringle.  We have especially enjoyed the Christmas season in our family this year, as Squirrel is more excited and filled with wonder about the magic and traditions of the holiday than ever before, […]

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Baked Shio Koji French Toast

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   Every year on Christmas morning, as soon as my brothers and I were all awake and my parents gave us the go-ahead, we’d run to the fireplace to see what Santa had left in […]

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Almond Ice Cream

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I have an affinity for marzipan stollen, a traditional German fruit cake, and have discovered that the only thing better than marzipan stollen during the Christmas season is marzipan stollen with almond ice cream.  What better way to celebrate than with cake and ice cream?

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