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January Wrap-Up

Oh how I love January. I actually think New Years might be my new favorite holiday. I just love that feeling of renewal and starting again.

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Baklava Bread

This bread came out the victor because while I won the battle of eating the entire loaf, the bread won the war of making me want to die for having done so.

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English Muffins

I have good memories of English muffins as a kid. We used to toast them and spread butter on them for breakfast. It never occurred to me that I could actually make them myself.

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Hummingbird Cake

If you’re wondering what it tastes like, it’s basically a banana nut cake, but with pineapple, which gives it this sweet, slightly tangy edge to it that is surprising and very tasty. No one expects to find pineapple in their banana cake.

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Fruit and Nut Granola

This simple granola recipe is one of my favorites. It’s chock full of nuts and dried fruits, with a touch of sweetness from honey. It’s a great way to get a little energy for your morning.

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Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies

Besides being my first recipe of 2015, this crunchy oatmeal cookie was another first as well. It was the first thing I baked in my new oven!

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Looking Forward to 2015

The highlights from 2014 are fun to remember, but today I want to talk about 2015. The hope, the promise, the butt-slimming goals.

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December 2014 Wrap-Up

And just like that, 2014 was over. I can’t believe how fast December went. The whole year is kind of a blur, to tell you the truth.

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Top Posts of 2014

This is the time of year where I reflect back on what has happened during the past year. In this post I will share the top ten reader favorites and the top ten family favorites of 2014.

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Christmas Morning Punch

And yes, I will be drinking this on Christmas morning. And Christmas Eve morning. And the day before that. And the day before that.

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Pesto Almonds

Pesto lovers unite! Fresh basil and parmesan cheese give these almonds a wonderfully unique flavor that you will love to serve at parties and get togethers!

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Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Did you know that hot chocolate and hot cocoa are not the same thing? All these years, I’ve been using the phrases interchangeably, and it turns out there is a difference.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is peanut butter without chocolate? Well, still fabulous, actually, but it’s hard not to throw some chocolate in there.

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Almond Joy Fudge

I’m sure there are plenty of fun and fancy ways to add coconut and almonds to fudge. But seriously, I was having one of those what-can-I-throw-together-in-5-minutes kind of days. And it worked out perfectly!

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Chai Spiced Frosting

I will take any excuse to make gingerbread baked goods. Like, it’s December. Or it’s cold outside. Or it’s Tuesday.