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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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Give the kids some creative license to decorate their very own felt Christmas tree! Super easy to make and a perfect project for craft parties.

Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

One of the best parts about decorating for Christmas is pulling out the ornaments and remembering the special people and circumstances that brought them into our collection. This little Felt Christmas Tree is just one of those items: My mother-in-law and I spent an evening together, crafting and creating it for my son a few […]

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Add a touch of sparkle to your holiday decorations by turning an ordinary shadow box into a fun and festive Jingle Bells Shadow Box.

How To: Jingle Bells Shadow Box

Please don’t hate me. I am posting a holiday project before we’ve even begun to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s really not my style, but if I waited until after Thanksgiving to introduce this goodie, you might miss the chance to re-create and enjoy it in your home this holiday season. That said, check out this super […]

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SONIC & TAILS // My son really digs Sega's speedy, spiky hedgehog. Check out all the fun details of his Super Sonic Sixth Birthday Party.

Super Sonic Birthday Party

With each passing year comes new interests. My son has been pretty consistent with his love of sharks and dinosaurs, but this year he added Sonic the Hedgehog to the list. He really digs Sega’s speedy, spiky hedgehog, which has translated into labels for his school supplies to this year’s Halloween costume (his little sister was Tails) and his […]

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