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Festive Grinch Hot Chocolate with All-Natural Christmas Tree Sprinkles

Do you feel the cold of winter settling in yet? Each evening our daughter asks for a hot chocolate, a luxury I simply can’t deny her this time of year. It was also my favorite treat during the holidays when I was a kid and, like mother,...Show More Summary

Gluten Free Kumquat and Gingersnap Cookies

16 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

It’s the last day in the “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series and I'm ending on a gluten free note. Even if you don’t follow a gluten free diet you will love these cookies that were contributed to Foodista by Seaweed & Sassafras. These...Show More Summary

Dreamy Hot Chocolate Cookies with Ganache and Peppermint

For our 11th day in “The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series I’m featuring a scrumptious chocolate cookie recipe from one of our community contributors, Holly Sander, from the amazingly delicious blog Taste and See. Each dish that comes...Show More Summary

Easy Rum Balls for Your Holiday Party

Dear Friends, these are truly the "It" confection to take to your next holiday party. Seriously, you will be loved for it. Rum balls (or bourbon, if you prefer) are so easy to make, why not double the batch? This recipe will take you...Show More Summary

Arizona: Falling in Love with the Trails, Food, Wine and Beer

Part 1: The decision was easy. We left Seattle on a typical rainy November day to travel to the Valley of the Sun, located in the Phoenix Arizona area. No one is sure who named this area, but it probably precedes the movie by the same...Show More Summary

A Classic Pfeffernüsse Recipe for the 12 Days of Christmas

I’d be remiss to not include Pfeffernüsse, a classic German spiced cookie, in our “12 Days of Christmas Cookies” series. These delicious yuletide cookies (also known as pfeffernuesse, pfeffernussen, peppernoder, or peppernuts in English) are loaded with warming spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. Show More Summary

Mini Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache and Minty Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Oh, these little cupcakes are pure evil. They’re the kind that seduce you into eating more (way more) than just one. But they’re little, so that makes it okay in my book to indulge a bit. They're so devilishly delicious I just had to feature them in our "12 Days of Christmas Cookies." I know, technically not a cookie but they simply can't be missed. Show More Summary

Classic Raspberry Linzer Cookies for Christmas

What's more lovely on a holiday cookie platter than beautiful Linzer cookies? These little sandwich cookies are surprisingly easy to make as they’re basically a sugar cookie with a bit of almond flour added. Just cut the dough, bake,...Show More Summary

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Savory and Sweet Shortbread Recipes

On day 4 of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” I told you that Italian Biscotti, those deliciously hard cookies made for dunking in hot beverages or sweet wine, are my favorite holiday cookie to bake. Well, a nice and spicy gingerbread cookie is way up there on the list too, especially these Belgian Spiced Cookies (known as speculoos or speculaas). Show More Summary

Suddenly Celiac: Admitting to a Problem Isn't Easy

It’s not every day you wake up and realize you have an addiction. It recently occurred to me that I have a problem, maybe not what would be considered a full-blown addiction as determined by a medical professional, but let’s say it’s at least a compulsion. Show More Summary

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Easy Candy Cane Snowballs

It’s Day 5 of the "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and today is all about kid-friendly baking! These festive little candy cane snowballs are the perfect holiday cookie to make with kids. They’ll love rolling the dough in their hands to form little balls, then coating them in powdered sugar and crushed peppermint candies. Show More Summary

Authentic Italian Biscotti for Christmas

It’s Day 4 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” and today I’m featuring my ultimate favorite Christmas cookie, the biscotti. Each year I made batches upon batches of this cookie and give as gifts (and, of course, a big batch for us to keep as home). Show More Summary

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies: A Christmas Macarons Recipe

Wondering what to do on a lazy Sunday? Make Christmas macarons! It’s day 3 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” and today I’m featuring these simply gorgeous French macarons from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt. Her delicate green Christmas...Show More Summary

Paleo Sausage and Egg Muffins with Collard Greens and Ricotta Cheese

After a hard workout at the gym I need something to satiate me and help my sore muscles recover. What I don’t want is to load up on carbs (sorry, oats, I love you, but…), which just catapult me into Carb Coma land. What keeps me going until lunch time are these hearty little egg muffins. Show More Summary

3 Festive Chocolate Bark Recipes You’ll Want to Make this Holiday Season

It’s day 2 of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES” (see yesterday’s Speculoos: Traditional Belgian Spiced Cookies recipe here) and today it’s all about the bark. Though technically not a cookie, chocolate bark has definitely earned its place in the round-up of Christmas favorites. Show More Summary

Speculoos: Traditional Belgian Spiced Cookies

Happy December! Today is the first day of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies" and I'm starting with my favorite European spiced cookie recipe. Stay tuned every day for the next 12 days for more wonderful Christmas cookie recipes! Speculoos...Show More Summary

Healthy Snack Ideas for Adrenal Fatigue Recovery

A lifestyle with a demanding job, a never-ending list of chores at home, and perhaps even marital problems, could increase your stress levels drastically. When this stress is prolonged, it may become chronic, as more and more cortisol and adrenaline are released into your blood. Show More Summary

Suddenly Celiac: Why I Want You To Go Gluten Free For Just One Week

Never in a bazillion years did I ever think I would be advising you to kick gluten. I used to think there were two camps of eaters: those who had celiac/gluten intolerances and those who had no problem eating gluten. I always thought I was in the latter camp, which is why when I got the positive results of my celiac blood tests I nearly shat myself. Show More Summary

Washington Wine Country: Taste the Season for Wine and Fun

The Woodinville Wine Country is offering wine, food pairing, music and many more events through the end of December. Woodinville (just half hour east of Seattle) offers 118 tasting rooms, 14 microbreweries for you to check out (see the calendar of events here). You don’t want to miss the 15th annual St. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner Planning Guide: Recipes, How-Tos, Wine Pairings and More!

Look no further for your Thanksgiving dinner planning! We've got turkey recipes (smoked, deep-fried, roasted, sous vide!), easy appetizer recipes, desserts and sides, even a wine pairing guide from our wine connoisseur friend, Jameson...Show More Summary

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