Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

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Carmelitas

This is not your average layered pan bar. Carmelita’s are these great little sandwich bars that have this delicious center of chocolate, sticky caramel and pecans – such a win-win…..They’re rich and buttery and would make a fantastic holiday cookie….And don’t forget, these make a big batch so yeah, make a batch and throw a holiday party. You have plenty.
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Polish Babka

Fruitcake and Christmas. Yep, it is definitely an association. So here is just yet another version of a fruitcake that in reality is usually served at Easter time in Poland. “Babka” is a polish word for grandmother, just in case you didn’t know (we didn’t ) I have fond memories of fruit cake at Christmas time. My mom (Rebekkah’s Grandma)
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Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter, Toasted Pecans and Bourbon

  This is the perfect Thanksgiving pumpkin bread! It seriously is. Yes, we all have our traditional favorites but you really should give this one a try. It’s moist and nutty and very pumpkiny (yes, we know, that is not an actual word ). And if your are wondering if you can taste the booze in it, you can’t. It
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Cheddar Cheese Puffs

It is definitely that holiday time of year – lots of family, lots of parties. Need a easy peasy appetizer? Give this one a shot, it is easy to make and cheesy. Did we say “cheesy?”  Yeah, cause if you like cheese this appetizer is for you. And if you want more heat just add more cayenne….Take a deep breath,
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Zoe and Pippa’s Hot Air Balloon Cake

  Today Zoe and Pippa turn two! So crazy that two years have already passed, really crazy. They are amazing and sweet and smart and funny and rambunctious and a total delight. Yeah, I am not exactly objective, so what. Even Grandmas know extraordinary when they see it. Oh yeah, and beautiful too.   When Rebekkah asked them what color
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Black Magic Cocktail

  This is such a fun cocktail and it’s delicious. The kids get candy, you get a cocktail – totally seems fair The rosemary in this really throws a twist into this refreshing drink. Not too mention the vodka lemony kick! And we love love using black ice cubes, so fun! If you are not a licorice fan leave out
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Spooky Halloween Buttermilk Pancakes

OK, so it’s almost Halloween and a Halloween cocktail is certainly on its way for you but in the meantime how about you make something for your kids? I get it, don’t they get enough crap on Halloween? Sure they do, any parent on this planet knows that. It’s just a given.  So in keeping with that theme, you know
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Quick and Easy Challah

Challah is a traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath and also used for celebrating everything from Hanukkah to the High Holidays. Which BTW, Yom Kippur is this week and this Challah would be terrific to break your fast. Yes it would. But…… quick and easy? Yes. Really. You can make it all in your mixer, little or no kneading
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Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake Apple Muffins with Honey Glaze

  It is Rosh Hashanah and so we wish you a very Happy New Year! For anyone out there that doesn’t know, Rosh Hashanah is literally the beginning of the Jewish New Year. So celebrate and be happy and have a wonderful New Year!! It is tradition to eat apples dipped in honey, to symbolize our hopes for a “sweet”
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Molly’s Birthday Cake (Chocolate Dump Cake)

Molly’s daddy is having a birthday soon so we did what every almost 5 year would do – we baked a birthday cake!! An extra moist, extra chocolately, extra sprinkle daddy birthday cake!! And it’s good and easy and just plain delicious. Did we mention chocolate messy? As in the best kind of messy. Molly’s birthday cake is just the
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