Christmas Favorites: Pookie’s Christmas Ice Cream Cake

I was raised in a family that loves tradition, especially when it comes to the Christmas holidays. Our house was trimmed with a giant, real Douglas fir tree, colorful Christmas decorations could be found in every corner, and throughout the season my mother would play Christmas records every morning to wake us up for school.…
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Christmas Favorites: Cranberries Gone Wild Dip

Today’s featured holiday recipe is Jean Eppler’s now-famous Cranberries Gone Wild party dip. Jean took top honors in our 2013 contest In Search of the Perfect Party Dip, and her wonderfully-named party dip quickly became a holiday hit among our readers, many of whom wrote to let us know that they were serving it at…
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Christmas Favorites: Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is the very first treat we make to kick off the holiday baking season, and Gio and I have been making it together since he was two years old, just like my mom did when I was growing up. This is a great recipe to try with kids as it’s easy, affordable, and…
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Christmas Favorites: Belgian Lukken Cookies

This week  we’re celebrating the wonderfulness that is the Belgian Lukken Cookie. Two years ago, we hosted a Holiday Heritage recipe contest on our blog and asked readers to submit their favorite holiday sweets recipe along with a short story of its heritage, for a chance to win a new Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Dozens…
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Thanksgiving 101: Tony’s Top Ten Turkey Tips

THANKSGIVING 101: TURKEY DAY TIPS & GUIDELINES Waddle you be doing this Thanksgiving? Is your brain already stuffed from the pressure of having to come up with new recipes and ideas, and you can’t tell the gizzard from the giblets, then you’ve clucked on over to the right place. Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of…
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