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Apricot Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

We’re really trying to think outside of the box (jar?) when it comes to all this jam we have. Because you can only eat so much toast. Our abundant jars of fig and peach and pepper preserves need to be used somehow, and I’ve been looking for creative uses for them. So far I’ve found...

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

Does anyone else feel like the perfect sugar cookie is a mythical creature? You know exactly what I’m talking about, the kind of cookie that melts in your mouth, is perfectly soft and tender and full of a rich and buttery flavor? I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is...

Giveaway Winners & A Freebie for Everyone

Whew. This giveaway week thing just about wore me out (Sgt. Pepper on the other hand, was too busy trying to figure out the snow to even notice, let alone offer to help). But I had a blast. I truly hope you all had as much fun as I did. Let’s do it again sometime...

Gingerbread Stout Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Just a quick reminder that today is the FINAL day to enter the last two holiday giveaways… be sure to get your entry (and bonus entries!) in to win the organic garlic sampler and holiday cookie box before midnight tonight. Winners will be drawn first thing tomorrow morning. :) With my obsession with gingerbread cookies,...

Annual Holiday Gingerbread Cookies (& one last GIVEAWAY)

Ahh, the annual tradition of gingerbread. AKA: how I spent my Thanksgiving vacation. All of it. Tediously cutting. And baking. And piping. And flooding. And cutting out miniature fondant scarves. But you know what? They turned out so gosh darn cute it was totally worth it. Robin and I are getting better, don’t you think?...

Roasted Garlic Jelly (and a GIVEAWAY!)

You know what? Canning in the winter is quite enjoyable. I need to do more of it. Especially when the temperature drops, standing next to three boiling pots on the stove is quite lovely. A nice change from the frigid depths of the living room. Earlier this year I received a note from Tom of...