December 2011

Blackberry Cobbler Cocktail

December 29, 2011
Blackberry Cobbler Cocktail

The Holiday Recipe Club and blog hop today features recipes having at least one of three flavors: wine, white chocolate, and/or marscapone. As it turns out, the fine folks at Driscoll’s Berries had sent some recipes to me to try. One of them really sparked my interest: Blackberry Cobbler Cocktail. Although I am primarily a […]

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Asian Slaw

December 22, 2011
Asian Slaw

Looking for a crowd pleasing side dish? This is one for sure. It is different than traditional sides, a slaw with a little Asian flair. Great to go with the sandwiches you make from all the holiday leftover ham or turkey. I will eat it as a snack, that is, if it does not disappear […]

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Tiger Butter Candy

December 20, 2011
Tiger Butter Candy

A candy for peanut butter and chocolate lovers. I discovered this treat many years ago at a holiday party. I could not keep my hands out of the candy dish. I am sure I took some home too. This candy is that addictive (or at least it is for me). Of course when I discover […]

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Eggnog Pound Cake

December 15, 2011
Eggnog Pound Cake

My third holiday cake post. If you have been following my blog you know my last two posts have been cakes. First my Glazed Carrot Cake and then a Fruitcake (a.k.a. Cherry Pecan Cake). I do bake a lot during the holidays. It is not unusual for me to bake several cakes plus cookies, brownies, […]

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Fruitcake – The Holiday F-Word

December 13, 2011
Fruitcake with pecans, cherries, and pineapple preserves

Which holiday dessert has a bad rap? You know the one found in countless jokes and comedic situations. It is made fun of in movies, TV shows, and all over the internet. Even hearing or reading the word brings up a negative reaction for most people. I participated in a foodie twitter chat recently and […]

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Glazed Carrot Cake

December 8, 2011
Glazed Carrot Cake

Moist cake anyone? Just look at the glaze on the top and sides glistening in the light. No cream cheese frosting needed for this carrot cake. And I love frosting…love it. This is one of the very few exceptions to my “cake is just there to hold up the frosting” opinion. This is an old family […]

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Fruit & Nut Snack Mix Bark

December 6, 2011
Fruit & Nut Snack Mix Bark

Homemade holiday gifts are the best. They are treasured items from the heart and soul. How great to receive a gift that someone took their time and energy to create! You really do appreciate and remember them for a long time. A box of homemade treats is always a hit for foodies. This fruit & […]

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Creamed Corn

December 1, 2011
Creamed Corn

Here in the South we love corn. Every Southern style restaurant has it on the menu and the majority of the time it is creamed corn. When made right, it is delicious and nothing like the awful canned creamed corn. The best is made from fresh corn while it is in season. The kernels are […]

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