Tag Archives: holiday

Roasted Caramelized Spiced Nuts

You know those stands that sell caramelized nuts? The ones whose delicious, sugary, cinnamon-y smells make resisting nearly impossible? Well, now you can make those delicious roasted spiced nuts at home! I know, right?! You’re welcome. ~Katie What you need: … Continue reading

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American Flag Cookie Pizza

You may recall this dessert: And if you don’t, I’m glad we decided to revisit it for a festive American flag cookie pizza. If you haven’t tried this, you really should! I love this dessert. It’s celebration food at its … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cheesecake Swirl Bars

Cheesecake is one of those foods that makes any occasion feel special. And I’m a big fan – but it’s so rich, that if you have any leftovers, it can be kind of daunting, trying to finish it off. So … Continue reading

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Homemade Baklava

My first experience with baklava was at a Greek Festival when I was in college. There was Greek music, dancing, delicious Greek salads, spanakopita, pastries…and baklava sundaes. Yes, you read that right: they served vanilla ice cream drizzled with fudge … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Mint Milkshakes

I have always loved Shamrock Shakes. Once I had kids, I was really excited to introduce them to one of my favorite seasonal treats. But I will frequently drive past McDonalds in December or June and longingly think of the … Continue reading

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Mini Cherry Heart Pies

I wanted to make treats for Valentine’s Day that my kids would get excited about. We’ve done heart-shaped cookies in the past, and those are fun. But I was looking for something a bit different this year. I wanted heart-shaped, … Continue reading

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip is one of those dishes that makes me think of parties. It’s not a dish you’d make for a weeknight dinner (or else you’d eat the whole pan, amiright?). It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, and yummy. And let’s not … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House Showdown!, Take Two: Kit v. Graham Crackers

Every month, we choose a food topic that intrigues us and hold a showdown with our families. Last December, we chose to have a gingerbread house showdown, featuring a homemade gingerbread house competing with a gingerbread house from a kit. … Continue reading

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Two Easy Takes on Christmas Treats: Buckeyes & Peanut Butter Balls

I grew up in Ohio, and some of you may know that my home state is known as The Buckeye State. Not only will you find buckeyes on the ground in the fall, but you’ll also find them on dessert … Continue reading

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Turkey Soup

There’s nothing quite like a big pot of soup to warm you up when you’re under the weather. And this soup is no exception. After enjoying a lovely roasted turkey dinner, make turkey soup! It gets you out of the … Continue reading

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