Tag Archives: Christmas

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I love lavender and I love shortbread cookies.  So lets put them together!  Although they are not diet friendly, one of them (if you can stop there) is totally delicious!

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Annual Cookie Exchange Part III

Can you believe Christmas is next week? This will be our last party for this year, but all these cookies (and anymore you want to add) will stay on the Cookie Exchange page! Thank you to everyone that has shared! … Continue reading

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Annual Cookie Exchange Party – Part II

Let’s Keep These Cookies Coming! Are you ready to start baking those Christmas cookies?  I love to make a lot and share them with my neighbors and the people I work with – Not to mention my family loves them!  … Continue reading

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Ribbe & Norwegian Christmas Cabbage

In modern Norway, this meal is one of the traditional Christmas dinners (right up there with lamb roast).   After I did some research I contacted my niece’s husband who grew up with a very traditional Norwegian mom.  When I … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

A traditional Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American homes is the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  It supposedly started in Southern Italy as la vigilia (the vigil) symbolizing the wait for the birth of Christ. This meal is not a … Continue reading

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National Cookie Day and Link up

This Sunday is National Cookie Day!  These little treats have been around for centuries!  The word cookie comes from the Dutch word, “koekie”, which means little cake.  Most of the original cookies weren’t as sweet as our modern versions because sugar … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #70

It’s a recipe party! It’s the beginning of the holiday season.  Just a little over a week until Thanksgiving!!  Need some more ideas?  Have some to share? And what about the days before the holiday – What’s for Dinner?” Here … Continue reading

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Easy Cranberry, Pecan and Ginger Scones

These tasty treasures are easy to make and great for any holiday brunch.  They aren’t the traditional triangle scone because the dough is soft like drop biscuits. Easy to make – great to eat – and they freeze well too. … Continue reading

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Pernil Asado and Puerto Rican Rice

This crispy pork roast is a traditional Christmas dinner in Puerto Rico.  Roasted on high to crisp it first, then slow roasted for several hours, this roast just melts in your mouth.  Serve it with traditional rice – the two … Continue reading

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Pork Tamales – A Mexican Tradition

I remember when I was a teenager, my mom’s best friend was from Mexico.  Every year on Christmas eve, her and her family made a huge pot of tamales and we were always given a couple of dozen – and … Continue reading

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