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7 Food Gifts – #1 Gingerbread Granola

Let’s start with the first food gift from my post on 7 food gifts…gingerbread granola. This means it’s granola with gingerbread flavoring…not gingerbread broken into granola pieces, or some other interpretation you may have. This recipe is yummy if you like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and all those great gingerbread flavors, with little pieces of crystallized ginger…

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7 *Sweet* Food Gifts

It’s been awhile! We’ve finally moved in our new house, unpacked as many boxes as we could, and started painting, decorating, and fixing all the little things, all while watching our new kitchen and dining room being built. I can’t wait to have my new kitchen. Until then, I’ve got some sweet little desserts to…

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Peanut Butter M&M Pretzel Cookies!

The last dessert I made for my sister’s housewarming party were these little peanut butter rich cookies. They were the easiest dessert to make (except that I individually put each M&M on top) and they got rave reviews from people. Sometimes the simple classically delicious combos make the best party desserts. Plus I made them…

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Chinese Almond Cookies – Quick Round 2

It’s Chinese New Year tomorrow! I don’t have a house yet and our apartment is too small for me to cook and have a party, so this year it’s just cookies. I used the same recipe I used passed down from my mom, but this time I used almond meal/flour instead of the chopped almonds.…

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Eggnog French Macarons with Eggnog Buttercream

The next dessert I made for my sister’s housewarming/holiday party were eggnog french macarons. I always wanted to try to make macarons, they look so cute and taste so good, but I always heard about how difficult they were. Well, I finally decided why not, and tried my hand at it. So I would like…