Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Breakfast has a tendency to be my nemesis.  I don’t enjoy getting up at 6 am, and I like even less using the stove or oven at 6 am.  I’m pretty sure it’s against my religion.  However, being the dutiful mother that I am (or, more accurately, knowing that my skinny, scrawny little kids, all three of whom are experiencing pubescent growth, will choose to starve rather than feed themselves a bowl of cereal) I make breakfast every school day.

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Handmade Cranberry Lime Sodas

For the most part, I have kept this blog about cookies, and nothing else.  Today, however, I thought I would share a recipe or two that I have made for the holiday season.  I started making these homemade lime sodas a few months ago, and just love them.  For Christmas gifts, I decided to add some fresh cranberry to the lime and see how it tasted.  It turned out pretty delicious, and well… just pretty too.

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Bite-Size Christmas Cookies

I love playing Bonko.  It’s such a good excuse to get out of the house and hang out with my girlfriends one night a month.  I have been in this particular group for over 11 years now, if that tells you anything.

This year, I volunteered to host in December, the one month a year that we have a pot luck dinner with our dice game.  I made a glazed ham, some really yummy stuffed mushrooms*, and a few of my favorite cookies.  The dinner and the evening were both wonderful, and I even came away with a prize.

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