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Chocolate Creme de Menthe Crinkle Cookies

A Christmas cookie if I ever saw one. Snowy. Chocolaty. Minty fresh. Delicious. Granted, my cookies looked nothing like the decadent black goliaths from the original post, but they were tasty nonetheless. Rich, almost brownie-like inside, with a hint of creamy mint. You could substitute any extract or flavoring in place of the mint, I...

Cranberry Jam

In continuing with what could be our most successful Thanksgiving ever, this just might be the best cranberry sauce ever. Our cranberry dilemma usually consists of Taylor and I wanting chunky sauce, spiked with unusual flavors and additions, and Robin wanting the plain old, jellied style sauce from a can. I just won’t let her...

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

I bet you’ve never seen a pumpkin pie as pretty as this one. I also bet you’ve never been threatened by your own husband and sister, warned that if your pumpkin pie wasn’t perfect, you’d have to go out and buy them not one, but TWO grocery store pumpkin pies. On Black Friday, no less...

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits

One Final Plea: Please take a moment and vote for my Rainbow Cake (entry #8) and help me win a $150 butter gift basket from Kerry Gold. If the contest were based solely on the quantity of butter used, I’d have it in the bag (I mean really, almost 2 1/2 lbs in one cake?...

Thanksgiving Wrap Up and Malt-Beer-Brined Turkey

Another wonderful Thanksgiving, come and gone. Much like last year, we cooked for 11. And also like last year, the 3 of us stuffed ourselves to oblivion. Needless to say we’ll be putting those leftovers to good use over the next few days, er, weeks even. But that’s part of the fun of thanksgiving right?...

Rainbow Cake

I think you all know what this time of year is. Yes, I know it’s Thanksgiving, but more importantly, it’s also Robin’s birthday. My little sister. Who loves cake. And every year she chooses to visit us for her birthday. She could spend her precious Thanksgiving break anywhere, and yet for the past 3 years,...