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Inspired by mini winter scenes, step up a boxed cake mix by making fun and festive marbled cupcakes!

Day 9 ❄︎ Red & White Marbled Cupcakes

You know those winter scenes with tiny reindeer and snow-flocked trees set in lanterns and glass globes in every home store right now? Well, I’m fascinated by them and want to make one for Christmas in a beautiful copper lantern that I got this past summer. I haven’t done it yet, but was inspired to work […]

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Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

Day 8 ❄︎ Red Velvet Cookies

And we’re back! Did you miss me? Or did you hardly notice there was a brief reprieve in our 12 Baking Days of Christmas series? Well, I took the weekend to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She is officially four years old now and is such a joy and light in our lives. Here she is […]

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Step-by-Step Tutorial // This homemade cornbread stuffing is a much beloved and anticipated dish for the holiday season!

Day 7 ❄︎ Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

One of the many reasons I like the holiday season so much is because that’s when people pull out all the stops: the once-a-year turkey, the special holiday ham, Aunt So-and-So’s famous pumpkin pie… In my family, the much beloved and anticipated dish is this homemade cornbread stuffing. Yesterday I showed you how to make […]

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Growing up, we had a side of homemade cornbread with just about every meal. It was fluffy and sweet and reminded me of cake. Here's the remastered recipe of my youth.

Day 6 ❄︎ Homemade Cornbread

Growing up, we had a side of homemade cornbread with just about every meal. It was fluffy and sweet and reminded me of cake. Topped with a slice of butter, it brought out the flavor of meat, perfectly complemented baked beans and made any vegetable tolerable. It remains one of my family’s favorites even now. […]

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Food Network's Halloween Baking Champion, Rudy Martinez of Man Bakes Cake shares his favorite easy recipe for gingerbread loaf.

Day 5 ❄︎ Rudy’s Gingerbread Loaf

Today’s recipe is equal to five gold rings in my book! It is a gingerbread loaf by fellow baker and friend, Rudy Martinez of Man Bakes Cakes. I met Rudy while living in NYC and have had the pleasure of witnessing his growth from baking enthusiast to celebrity baker. Seriously, I’m not bragging (ok, I […]

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White chocolate bark is an easy, versatile treat for the holidays. I'll show you two ways to make it: a cranberry pistachio and peppermint bark.

Day 4 ❄︎ White Chocolate Bark: Two Ways

White chocolate bark is an easy, versatile treat for the holidays. The white chocolate provides a sweet canvas to decorate with colorful dried fruits, nuts or candies of your choosing. Today I’m going to show you two ways to make white chocolate bark for the holidays: (1) a cranberry pistachio bark and (2) a peppermint […]

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These cranberry orange scones are perfect for a holiday brunch with family or afternoon tea with the ladies.

Day 3 ❄︎ Cranberry Orange Scones

One of the best things about the holidays is catching up with friends and family, especially while sharing a meal together. These cranberry orange scones are perfect for a holiday brunch with family or afternoon tea with the ladies. Cranberry + orange is a classic flavor combination and does not disappoint in these scones. As […]

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Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Day 2 ❄︎ Skillet Sugar Cookies

In the previous 12 Baking Days of Christmas, I presented a homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe that would work perfectly as Cookies for Santa. Today, I give you another. It’s a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet. Fun, right? I used mini skillets for these cookies, but […]

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies // perfect for parties or packaged up as gifts! Gingerbread + Cream Cheese Frosting = Heaven

Day 1 ❄︎ Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

The 12 Baking Days of Christmas is a series I started in my first year of blogging. Then life got crazy with a military deployment and I wasn’t able to continue last year. But now — back by popular demand — I present to you The 12 Baking Days of Christmas 2017! I am so excited […]

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