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Showing posts from December, 2015

Green Chile and Bacon Crescent Rolls

These Green Chile and Bacon Crescent Rolls are brought to you in collaboration with General Mills® to help bring you easy recipes to include in your holiday traditions! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are gearing up for traditional celebrations, whether it's our own traditions or traditions as hold with family or with friends. This year Pillsbury ® wants us to share our traditions as well as make new traditions! It seems like our Christmas traditions grow every year! Right now, our current tradition is to celebrate Christmas both on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day! On Christmas Eve, we have brunch at my parents with just my immediate family where my mom makes prime rib, then we go up to Joe's parents' in Santa Fe for an open house where all of their family and friends gather for frito pies and posole. Then on Christmas Day, Joe's mom makes a traditional meal for a smaller gatheri

Cranberry Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

These Cranberry Pecan Thumbprint Cookies are brought to you in collaboration with Betty Crocker® to help bring you easy and festive cookie recipes this holiday season! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. This year, spread cheer with simple surprises! The holidays are meant to show those you love that you care about how much they mean to you. For busy individuals, sometimes it's a little harder to find the find to do special things for those especially during the holidays. I've found that  Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter Cookie Mixes  are a great way to help you create something special to share with friends and family! While doing my regular shopping at Walmart, I've come across Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter Cookie Mixes that already have the dry ingredients mixed together and measured out. Through the years I've found that these are great mixes to help you make homemade cookies and they also serve as a great base for mak

Mandelbrodt (Jewish Biscotti)

It’s another year of one of my favorite times of year, The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap! This is my fourth year participating and I look forward to this every year. Not only do I get to sample some wonderful cookies, it’s also an opportunity to meet new bloggers and be introduced to some amazing new (to me) blogs! This event also helps to raise money and awareness for Cookies for Kids' Cancer ! One of the challenges for me when choosing a cookie make for this swap is that the cookies need to be sturdy enough to withstand the postal service as well as a cookie that can withstand being at room temperature until it arrives. I had so many different ideas, but the more I thought about them the more I wasn’t sure if they would be the right recipe. I’ve never been so stressed out on deciding on the perfect cookie, I don’t know what’s going on with me this year! I finally decided on Mandelbrodt from Mindy Segal’s Cookie Love , which is one of my favorite cookbooks.

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies) #InternationalCookieExchange #IntnlCookies

Welcome to a special post today! I am participating a bloggers International Cookie Exchange hosted by Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere and Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla . For this exchange, bloggers choose a different recipe from around the world to make and create a post to share with others! This is such an exciting cookie exchange for me because not only do I love to try different recipes, but I love to also try foods from different cultures.  Every year I give away cookie platters to friends and family. There are a couple of staples that I make every year ( bisochitos , chocolate crinkle cookies , white chocolate cranberry macadamia orange fudge ), but I am always trying to incorporate new and different recipes every year. I also take note throughout the year of different cookies that I can give away as well. So for those of you who want to switch up your cookie platters, this is a great event to get some new ideas now with the holidays fast approaching!