Tagged: christmas

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peanut butter cup cookies

This weekend I did a ton of baking! I made cracker candy again (this year with a new flavor: white Chocolate with lime zest and salt!), lemon ricotta cookies and these babies: peanut butter cup cookies. They might be my...

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christmas cookies

Merry Christmas!@#! It’s like in the 70’s here in San Diego and as I was running around doing some last minute things on Christmas Eve I actually turned on the A/C in my car. We are so freaking spoiled here,...

dressing rehersal at whole foods market encinitas + holiday ideas + a giveaway! 3

dressing rehersal at whole foods market encinitas + holiday ideas + a giveaway!

Christmas is coming up sooner than you think! One thing I always like to do every year is to make homemade gifts for friends – mostly in the form of food related gifts. In the past I’ve done flavored sugars,...

holiday baking recap 2012 0

holiday baking recap 2012

I kind of slacked on doing photos for everything this season. But here’s a little Holiday Baking recap! It isn’t the holidays without just a few sticks of butter, right? I wasn’t going to make these Lemon Ricotta cookies this...

making saltine candy “almost gourmet” for christmas 6

making saltine candy “almost gourmet” for christmas

I’ve made saltine candy (also known as “caramel chocolate crackers“) for Christmas for a few years now. Last year, Stacey joined me and we experimented with flavors – actually, just one flavor – and bacon saltine candy was born. This...

lemon pistachio cookies – christmas baking begins! 9

lemon pistachio cookies – christmas baking begins!

This is one of my “maybe” Christmas cookies – I haven’t quite decided if this is going on the final baking list. Every year I always make at least one lemon treat because in the winter our lemon tree seems...

holiday baking: lemon ricotta cookies 2

holiday baking: lemon ricotta cookies

Tis the season of giving! I noticed a few co-workers were giving out little goodie bags of cookies this year and I thought, “Okay, I’m game. I’ll do little cookie goodie bags, too!” I decided to try a new recipe...

holiday baking: peanut butter reindeer cookies 0

holiday baking: peanut butter reindeer cookies

I love these cookies! I made these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies last year. They’re so cute I had to make them again this year! I fully intended to buy the mini chocolate chips for the eyes this year, but the...

holiday baking: pistachio cookies 4

holiday baking: pistachio cookies

For some reason, I was kind of digging on pistachios. It sounded like a really good idea to make some pistachio cookies for Christmas this year. Originally I was going to do a lemon-pistachio hybrid of a cookie. Or just...

Roast pork belly is a fine way to celebrate Christmas 5

Roast pork belly is a fine way to celebrate Christmas

Christmas has always been a lo-key event for my family and I. The majority of our family live in Massachusetts, which is quite a ways away from us, so we pretty much never see our family around the holidays. The...