Category Archives: Holiday Favorites

The best collection of classic holiday recipes! Original recipes, heirloom family recipes, and traditional favorites.

Cinnamon Rolls

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Nothing beats warm Cinnamon Rolls fresh out of the oven! You will be amazed how easy these are to make and they only take about 12 minutes to bake… but in that little bit of time they will also fill … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin Bread

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It’s the season of the pumpkin. Everywhere I look I see pumpkins and fall decorations. Fortunately, I love pumpkin — pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin cookies and, best of all, this pumpkin bread. It’s super moist and flavorful. I used … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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I’m a cheesecake lover. My husband doesn’t love it as much as I do… until now. This cheesecake was so delicious I happily gave half of it to our neighbors (or else we would have eaten it all). The neighbors … Continue reading

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Homemade Green Bean Casserole – the BEST!!

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Fall is upon us and the holidays are right around the corner. It’s my favorite time of year. If you’re like me, you grew up with certain family traditions and favorites at the holiday table. I always remember Green Bean … Continue reading

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Nature Eggs ~ Happy Easter!

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Every year I dye eggs. However, this is the first year that I’ve tried dying the eggs naturally. I experimented around with what I already had on hand and in the pantry. I think the eggs turned out nicely. Although, … Continue reading

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Mini Pavlovas with Vanilla Pastry Cream & Fresh Raspberries

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Not sure why I have been craving Pavlovas… which is just like a meringue, but I like the name better. Not only did I make the Pavlova pictured above, but 2 days later, I made a bunch of mini Rose … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. What makes this cake especially delicious is using the fresh roasted beets. When you roast the beets they get sweet … Continue reading

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Our Gingerbread House

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I wanted to share our Gingerbread House making experience. My husband and I built this house in 2007. It was so much fun and we were very happy with the results. We entered it in a competition and it was … Continue reading

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Homemade Caramel Apples with Salted Peanuts & Dark Chocolate

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I’ve always loved the fall. As a little girl growing up in Maryland, I loved having 4 seasons that actually changed. After living in California for all of my adult life, that was something I really missed… along with a … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue Jello Stars

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I love the 4th of July!! After stuffing our faces with barbecued meats, potato salad, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, jalapeno cornbread, etc. I decided we should go light in the dessert department. So, I created these as a … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue Strawberries

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Strawberries are in season and they sure are delicious! This is just a cute idea I wanted to share with you for the 4th of July. You can use this same technique using white and dark chocolate or just dip … Continue reading

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Candy Easter Eggs!

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Every year around Easter time my step-mom used to make candy Easter eggs. She would make different flavors, such as; vanilla, walnut, coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate. I love all the flavors. I especially like using black walnuts for the … Continue reading

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Do you like “Peeps”? Here’s my homemade version of “Bunnies” with fresh Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Yum!

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These are the BEST marshmallows I’ve ever had… if I must say so myself! I had to stop myself from eating them. They are so light and fluffy. I have wanted to make marshmallows for a long time. But the … Continue reading

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