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Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies with Cranberry Orange Jam

I start making gingerbread cookies before Thanksgiving (I save the gingerbread men however until December). Gingerbread cookies make the house smell amazing and just feels like fall to me….. Gingerbread Thumbprints with Cranberry Orange Jam For the Gingerbread: 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup […]

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Homemade Christmas

  Turn Your Kitchen Into Santa’s Workshop! Got a long list of people on the nice list this year? If yes, a homemade gift from your kitchen might be the answer to your Christmas budget! Two of my favorite things to make to gift are  Peppermint Bark and Limoncello.  I’ve already made some bark this […]

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A Make Ahead Christmas Morning Menu

Make Your Christmas Morning Merrier! Santa’s made his yearly appearance and everyone is excited to open presents but, you need to go into the kitchen to make breakfast. Not this year! Follow this make ahead menu and be in on every moment! Christmas Morning Menu Christmas Morning Egg Casserole French Toast Casserole Oven Roasted Bacon […]

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Robin’s Socially Conscious Gift Guide!

Give Gifts That Give Back Those of you who know me know my passion for giving.   The good news is you can be a philanthropist even if you don’t feel like you have money to give.  You can give your time, your social media support as well as buying products that give back to […]

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Five of My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

  Baking is a big part of the holiday’s for me.  We bake a somewhat obscene number of cookies during the holiday season.  Once I get started I can’t stop!  There are always new ones to try and old ones that must be made because they are someone’s personal favorites.  I don’t want to disappoint […]

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Robin’s Holiday Checklist!

Robin’s Holiday Pantry Checklist The days between Thanksgiving and New Years are full of festive gatherings, gift giving and very often unexpected guests.   Feel ready for anything the season throws at you by stocking up on celebration essentials before the season gets to crazy. Here’s my list…… Beverages & Cocktails Hot Chocolate Coffee Tea Milk […]

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A Menu for a Perfect Holiday Soiree!

    Tis the season for lots of different kinds of parties non better than the “Holiday Open House”.  This kind of party can seem overwhelming to many but not for you, not now, because you’ve found this menu with make ahead options to make pulling off the party of the season so much easier! […]

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Kicked up S’mores

  These days, it seems like everyone has a fire pit of some sort or another.  Making S’mores has gone from an event to a weekend staple.   While I know most everyone loves the traditional s’more, I’m thinking there are a few people who may be  tiring of the same old marshmallow  and chocolate […]

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Bourbon Marshmallows

Bourbon Marshmallows 3 ½ envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand is good) ½ cup cold bourbon ½ cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large egg whites 1 tablespoon vanilla extract   Oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan (I lined my pan with parchment paper, […]

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Curate a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brighten Up a Winter Morning! Hot Chocolate Bars were all over Pinterest this past holiday season.  I made one for my children and chalked a menu on my kitchen chalkboard.  I hated to take it away just because the holiday’s are over so I kept it on it’s tray and made a place for in […]

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