Category Archives: Holidays and Special Occasions

Thin Mints Ice Cream Cake

Every year I buy several boxes of Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts and stash them in the freezer.  After the kids go to bed my husband and I will eat a few, ice-cold, out of the freezer.  By some … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

Pie is one of my favorite things to make, possibly because it’s my husband’s and my son’s favorite dessert. Today happens to be Pi day, so what better reason to make a pie? Here is a list of my favorites: … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sables

For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these could be Grown-Up Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Cocktail Party!

This is the perfect week for a cocktail party.  There are just a few days left before you make your clean-living New Year’s resolution, so now is your chance to live it up! I like to have one or two … Continue reading

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Prime Rib

Every year I like to try a new special recipe that I’ve never done before.  Last year it was a crown roast of pork.  This year it was a spectacular prime rib.  Prime rib is also called a standing rib … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts Roundup

Here are my favorite gift ideas for the season.  The chewy chocolate ginger cookies I make every year without fail, and they freeze beautifully, so you could make them today. Just click on the links below the pictures for the … Continue reading

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