Frosted Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are soft and full of flavor! They’re perfect for holiday parties, with a delicate eggnog icing that isn’t overly sweet.  There are many things I love about the holiday season, and most of them involve the kitchen. If this is the season of giving, then baked goods are one of my favorite gifts to share with friends and family. This eggnog cookie recipe combines two of my top holiday loves. Can you guess what they are?

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate are perfect for serving at holiday parties or giving away as gifts! They’re just the right balance of soft and chewy. There are very few foods I dislike. I’m open to a variety of flavors, cuisines, heat levels, etc. However, ginger has always been my one iffy ingredient. Sushi is one of my favorite splurges, and I have such an aversion to pickled ginger that I cannot stand having it even touch the fish. To

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Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon is a new twist on a classic winter cocktail that will keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter months! The first time I heard about hot buttered rum, I was intrigued but also hesitant. I love a warm cocktail in the cold winter months. The name evokes butterbeer and spiked eggnog. However, I still wasn’t so sure. Hot butter and rum? It turns out I love it just as much as spiked eggnog. Butter aside,

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Apple Noodle Kugel

This sweet Apple Noodle Kugel recipe is perfect for celebrating Jewish holidays! Sour cream, cottage cheese, and a cinnamon-sugar topping help make this total comfort food. Ever since we got DNA tested, Jeff and I have been making jokes about “the food of our people.” He was surprised to discover that, even though his (our) last name is Farley, there is no direct Irish heritage. However, he’s apparently 15.8% Iberian, which means I have now christened him my Iberian Ham.

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Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare and perfect for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving? This year is flying by at warp speed. Every year goes by a little bit faster, and the big 4-0 is now just around the corner. It’s been a tumultuous year in countless ways, but I have a lot to be thankful for right now. A happy, healthy husband and family (and cat… too many close calls!),

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Pecan Pie French Toast Bake

This Pecan Pie French Toast Bake is perfect for holiday breakfast and brunch gatherings! Almost all the prep work can be done in advance! This is the time of year when I start thinking about comfort food and easy entertaining recipes. There’s usually a bit of crossover there. To be honest, some years I do little to no holiday entertaining, so it’s the comfort food aspect that speaks to me. We have a small home that isn’t ideal for parties.

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Cheesy Potato Soup

This easy cheesy potato soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food! For an extra treat, you can even go for a loaded potato soup version, using all of your favorite loaded potato toppings! In my mind, there’s only one thing that sounds better than potato soup in the fall and winter. And that’s cheesy potato soup. I’ll tell you right now, this recipe does not skimp on the cheese. You could almost call it potato-y cheese soup!

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Pear Cobbler

This Pear Cobbler is a seasonal dessert that’s perfect for holiday parties! Try serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra decadence. Currently, the weather is more indecisive than I am. We get a smidgen of fall. A taste of summer’s humidity. Perfect weather. Cool temperatures mixed with summer’s humidity. Some days, it seems as if the weather is cycling through various mood swings over the course of a few hours. It makes figuring out what to

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Apple Cider Cinnamon Buns

 The scent of these divine apple cider cinnamon buns will win over your holiday houseguests for sure! They’ll make your home smell like fall.  Thinking back, I believe the first time I ever tried a cinnamon bun was at a mall stand, Cinnabons. Is that place still around? As a teenager, I pretty much lived at the mall (because what else were we supposed to do before social media existed?). I never get to the mall anymore because I avoid

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Pumpkin Slab Pie

Pumpkin Slab Pie is the perfect solution if you’re serving a larger group! It makes 24-30 slices, providing a perfect portion of this classic fall dessert. Have you ever heard of slab pies? I’m really into them right now! They’re similar to sheet cakes. Basically, instead of having a round, tall pie (or cake), you bake a long, thin one using a rimmed baking sheet. This is so useful for parties where you’ll need a dessert that serves a large

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