Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chewy Coconut Cookies

When we were on vacation last week, the restaurant we had breakfast at was giving out fresh from the oven coconut cookies.  They were amazing and even though my kids don’t typically like coconut, they loved these, so here is my version of … Continue reading

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Freezable Christmas Cookies!!

Every year we are subjected to Christmas cookies that someone has baked at the beginning of December and have frozen whether they should have been or not.  They end up dry or have a weird texture from being frozen.  For … Continue reading

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Spritz Cookies

2/3 c. sugar 1 c. butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 t. salt 2 t. vanilla 2 1/4 c. flour Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, butter, egg, salt and vanilla until combined.  Add flour. Refrigerate for 30 min to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies with Salted Peanuts

Brownies 3/4 c. butter 7 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 1/4 t. salt 4 large eggs 1 c. all purpose flour 1 c. roasted salted … Continue reading

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Fairy Cookies

1 c. powdered sugar 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. butter 1 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 4 1/2 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. baking soda 1 t. cream of tartar granulated sugar and … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ham Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

3 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed and patted dry 4 T. butter, melted 3 large eggs, beaten 1 c. half-and-half 3/4 c. diced cooked ham 1/2 c. diced green onions 1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina etc.) salt … Continue reading

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Holiday Sangria

2 bottles red wine (pinot noir, or red blend works great) 1 c. brandy 1/2 c. Cointreau 1 c. orange juice 1/2 c. pomegranate juice 1/2 c. cranberry juice 1/2 c. simple syrup Orange slices Lemon slices Blackberries Cranberries Apple … Continue reading

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Simple Syrup

1 part granulated sugar 1 part water Heat sugar and water in saucepan until sugar dissolves.  Cool.

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