November 2014 Wrap-Up

Nov-14-wrap-up-1November felt hectic to me.  Did it feel that way to you, too?

It felt like it came and went far too quickly.  Maybe that’s just my age speaking.  Old people always think time moves too fast.

November started with Cookie Week, which gave me a good excuse to share three holiday cookie ideas with you, and it ended with one of my favorite appetizers of all time… stuffed mushrooms.  All in all, I would call that a good month.

I like to choose one recipe each month that is my personal favorite, and this month, it would have to be the flavored syrups to mix into drinks.  Let’s just say, I’ve been drinking a lot of Dirty Dr Pepper lately!  I think these will be fun to serve at the New Years Eve get together, which I will be hosting this year.  I love how versatile it is, you can make practically any flavor you want, and mix them into practically any drink you want.




Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies

It’s like October and December had a love child.
Pumpkin and Eggnog are a match made in heaven!

white-chocolate-cranberry-ginger-cookies (3 of 5) White Chocolate Cranberry Ginger Cookies

My second entry for cookie week!  I love this combination
of soft cookies with white chips and dried cranberries.

chocolate-peppermint-crinkles (3 of 1) Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles

I’ve been making chocolate crinkles for years, but this
year decided to punch them up with a little added mint.

roasted-banana-molasses-muffins (4 of 1) Roasted Banana Molasses Muffins

These oaty molasses muffins get their flavor from sweet
roasted bananas.  They are a warm addition to any
fall morning.

cranberry-pecan-pie (7 of 8) Cranberry Pecan Pie

A seasonal pie that is a little unusual but easy to make and
tasty!  This creamy pie uses fresh cranberries and pecans.

flavored-syrups (7 of 1) Flavored Syrups for Drinks

Make your own homemade syrups in any flavor you want,
and add them to sodas or mixed drinks for customized

fudge-filled-walnut-cookies (4 of 4) Fudge-Filled Walnut Cookies

Stuffed cookies are all the rage, and these cookies are
stuffed with your favorite holiday fudge!

pears-ginger-5b Plums and Ginger

My sister’s contribution to the blog this month is the deliciously
simple recipe for plums and ginger.  Try it with whipped cream!

artichoke-stuffed-mushrooms (3 of 3) Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

I wrapped up this month with these delicious meatless appetizers
using artichoke hearts. Perfect anytime appetizer or snack!


Coming up in December?  Christmas baking.  And more Christmas baking.  And GINGERBREAD.  Yummmmm.

Also?  There’s a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Christmas food and related stuff.

And I’ll be sharing awesome Christmas stuff on my Facebook page.  Have we connected there yet?

And I know it’s a little early, but I’m getting excited about a project I have coming up next year.  Stay tuned for a way to win prizes and try out awesome recipes starting in January!

What made your November special?  Leave me a comment below!

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