December 2011

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Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

December 22, 2011

Holiday traditions are the best! Because Andrew and I don’t live near our families, we have this tradition of celebrating Christmas at home the night before we start our holiday travels. Every year we exchange ornaments, give the pups their gifts (yeah, they get gifts too), and watch Love Actually. We did this last night [...]

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Peppermint Butter Cookies

December 19, 2011

My friend, Cat, invited me to a cookie swap last night and I’m never one to turn down a cookie swap. All the ladies were so much fun and the food was great (I think the stars of show were the homemade heart-shaped marshmallows and mexican hot chocolate made by the host… amazing)! For the [...]

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Sugared Pecans

December 14, 2011

I had planned on baking cookies all this week and here it is, Wednesday night, and I still haven’t baked a single cookie. Instead of baking cookies, I have been doing things like finishing up the rest of my Christmas shopping, taking my pups to get haircuts (seriously), and eating these sugared pecans. I can’t [...]

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Yogurt Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

December 11, 2011

It’s been a great weekend. With Michael Buble’s Christmas album and a stash of peppermint bark fueling us for the last two days, Andrew and I managed to knock out almost all of our Christmas shopping. I’m feeling pretty good about everything we got and am even more excited for Christmas to get here now [...]

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Sugar and Spice Drop Cookies

December 9, 2011

I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread. I don’t know if it’s because my mom never baked it growing up or my general aversion to ginger, but I’ve never really liked it. This being said, I don’t think I’ll be sharing any gingerbread recipes anytime soon. These sugar and spice [...]

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

December 7, 2011

I just got back from a week in Southern California visiting my sister. It was a fun trip! California weather was great–sunny, cool, fall-like, and very much like Houston’s. I assumed the weather would be similar when I got back home, but Texas decided to welcome me back with a cold front instead. It’s in [...]