Monday, December 21, 2015

20s for your Holidays- Tested and Approved!

Happy Holidays! 

Since I've last posted a recipe I've become the mother of two, welcoming my 9 lb baby boy at the end of October.

So what have I been up to since?  You know, nursing, laundry, entertaining my three year old.

I haven't had much free time for recipe development.

But I have been able to test out some recipes from other trusted food bloggers out there.  I wanted to share with you a couple of Christmas cookie recipes and two holiday desserts that are certainly worth your while!

And when I do get back to recipe development in the New Year- there will be a heavy focus on the 80s, so enjoy these now......

1. This chocolate silk pie recipe from A Bountiful Kitchen is easy AND incredible.  I made it for Thanksgiving with an eggnog-infused whipped cream and there were requests to bring it back for Christmas dinner.  One tip: make sure you beat the butter and sugar (I highly suggest using ultra fine baker's sugar) for a full 5 minutes to eliminate any grittiness that can happen with a silk pie.

2.  I also made this delicious pumpkin creation from Lauren's Latest.  It. Was. Amazing.  Make it- don't question it. It's like a pumpkin lava cake.

3.  I have never made gingerbread cookies before.  And this was the year to give it a go while my three year old is begging to "help" me in the kitchen.  These gingerbread cookies from A Baking Moment are easy, they are perfect for decorating because they do not lose shape in the oven, and they stay soft (if you like that sort of thing).

4.  These sugar cookies are perfect.  Follow the recipe exactly (do NOT skip the freezer step) if you want soft, rounded mounds of deliciousness. I love the sprinkles- they add great decoration when you're short on time (yes they add some artificial colors but we will let that slide for now).



  1. Congratulations! Your easy truffle recipe is one I now go to for a quick dessert on a special occasion. Have a wonderful Christmas and New year!

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