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Snowball Cookies

Snowballs (sometimes also called Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cookies) are one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies, and I was in total shock when I realized that...

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On the 9th Day of Christmas… An iPad Mini Giveaway! (winner announced)

UPDATE: The winner of the iPad Mini is: #10,173 – K. Anne: “I follow on Twitter.” Congratulations, K. Anne! Be sure to reply to the email you’ve been sent, and your...

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Homemade Torrone

Growing up in an Italian family, torrone was as much a part of our nomenclature as traditional snacks like pretzels or potato chips. My mom once told me that...

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On the 8th Day of Christmas… A Le Creuset Giveaway! (winners announced)

UPDATE: The winners of the Le Creuset giveaway are: Grand Prize: #3,637 – Rachael: “I follow you on Twitter” Runner-Up: #1,370 – shoshana blum: “I follow you on instagram” Congratulations, Rachael and Shoshana!...

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Christmas baking can be incredibly nostalgic. Anytime I bake peanut butter blossoms or mini cheesecake cookies, I imagine being about 8 years old, in the kitchen of my old...

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On the 7th Day of Christmas… A J.A. Henckels Knife Set Giveaway! (winner announced)

UPDATE: The winner of the J.A. Henckels Knife Set and Edgeware Knife Sharpener is: #4,562 – Cecilia: “Favorite Christmas song = Carol of the Bells” Congratulations, Cecilia! Be sure to reply...

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10 Awesome Foodie Gift Ideas (2012)

10 Awesome Foodie Gift Ideas (2012)

This is the second installment of my gift guides for the holiday season. Last week I shared with you tons of bestselling cookbooks and kitchen toys, and this week I...

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