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Orange Christmas Almond Bars
Orange Christmas Almond Bars

This recipe is a variation on one that I have perfected over the last couple years, and it’sdefinitely one of my all time favorites when I need to come up with something delicious and a bit out of the ordinary. It’s highly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand or what flavors you like. […]



Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Sugar Cookies

There is something special about making cut-out cookies, like these Chocolate Sugar Cookies. I think it’s because they take a little more effort – you aren’t just plopping down scoops of dough and shoving pans in the oven. You have to chill the dough, and roll it and cut it and carefully place each cookie […]



Molasses Cookies (Molasses Spice Crinkles)
Molasses Cookies (Molasses Spice Crinkles)

I love to make Christmas Molasses Cookies. It is so nice to have a good variety on hand for taking to a friend, or sharing at some of the special holiday events we all have this time of year. I divide my holiday baking into two categories – the fast and easy old standbys, and […]



Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread Pumpkin Bread just seems to go along with Thanksgiving, doesn’t it? With the fall, really, I guess. Living out here in the country, pumpkin fields are a common sight, and this time of year, when the leaves of the plants have nearly all wilted, it almost looks like the pumpkins just […]



Chili Roasted Winter Squash
Chili Roasted Winter Squash

Chili Roasted Winter Squash We grow a pretty big garden, each year without fail, we include at least a couple kinds of winter squash. Now, the thing about winter squash is that it tends to be rather prolific. If it is happy where it is growing, you are going to end up with a lot […]



Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from the Great American Spice Company
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

When our family gets together for the holidays, we live far enough apart that whoever is hosting all of us has overnight guests. That means in addition to preparing a big meal later in the day, we are making breakfast for a crowd as well. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are fast and easy to prepare, […]