Cherry Almond Mini Tarts

This is the easiest holiday party food I’m making this year. There is very literally no baking or cooking involved. These tarts are as simple as: open; build; serve! Pleast note:  do not make these ahead of time. The pastry cups will wilt. This recipe makes 12 mini tarts. Cherry Almond Mini Tarts Ingredients: 1 Can […]

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Dorky Rudolph in a Blanket

This wonderfully easy and fun Christmas party treat is created by adding a few details to an old favorite. It’s also a great recipe to make with little ones. You can use frozen pigs-in-blankets from your grocery store frozen food isle or make them yourself. Either way, these simple, dorky, festive bites will make everyone […]

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Snowman Canapes

These are wonderfully simple but so cute that everyone will make comments about it. You can also have a little helper on these. Great recipe for the mini-yous to learn on. They’re adorable, but they’re yummy, so they disappear fast. Snowman Snack Bites Ingredients: Cream Cheese Baby Carrots Black Olives Chives Ritz Crackers Instructions: Fold […]

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Christmas Meat Pies

I love meat pies! It doesn’t have to be Christmas to make them. The flakey, crunchy crust, the savory filling, the spices, the gravy, the warm smell of meat pie filling the house – it all just makes everything cozy and right. These take about 2 hours to prep at first. The more you make […]

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Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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Cyber Monday Tea

On Cyber Monday, all deals seem to be immediate, urgent, and going fast. They urge us to rush through and buy without thinking because someone else might get it, and time is running out. It’s stressful and mind-boggling. The best Cyber Monday deals are the ones we choose when we slow down, de-stress, and think […]

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Leftover Turkey Stew

I’m usually tired of turkey after about 2 meals worth of it. Thanksgiving food is yummy, but the same food for every meal day after day gets old fast. We make so much food though! Our Fall feast seems to call Americans to cook for an army in celebration of having 2 days off of […]

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