Category Archive: Christmas

Dec 27

Brown-butter sugar cookies

Brown-butter sugar cookies!

You know how I really, really like brown butter? I like it so much that I decided to take a perfectly good sugar cookie recipe and ruin it with brown butter. Wait, did I say “ruin it”? That’s not right. What I meant was, MAKE IT EVEN MORE FANTASTIC. Because what’s not better with brown …

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Dec 25

Chocolate fudge, Take 3

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It’s a Christmas miracle!

Dec 23

Double-chocolate cookies with York Peppermint Pieces

Double chocolate cookies with Peppermint Pieces!

I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I just can’t get enough chocolate and peppermint. The other day I was at Vons, perusing the candy section, when I spotted a bag of York Pieces. Now, I’m pretty sure I’d seen them before, but it must have been at a point in my life where …

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Dec 22

Chocolate-covered peanut butter balls

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Of the dozens of recipes for chocolate-covered peanut butter balls out there, I picked the one that was just “eh.”

Dec 21

Gingerbread waffles

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The other morning, I announced to the household that I was going to make gingerbread waffles for breakfast.

Dec 20

Cranberry champagne cocktail

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What’s the holiday without a little bubbly?

Dec 18

Holiday kiss martini

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This is quite possibly my new favorite drink.

Dec 17

Christmas cocktail

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Doesn’t a fancy Christmas cocktail party sound like so much fun?

Dec 15

Cocoa cups with peppermint creme filling

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This recipe was my second attempt at chocolate and peppermint this year. The first attempt was a complete disaster. At first, I thought this recipe was going to go the same way. Luckily, I made a tweak after the first batch, and all was well.

Dec 14

Chocolate-dipped orange cookies

Because I have trouble making decisions, I used both bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips.

The combination of orange and chocolate seems really Christmas-y to me, for some reason. I think it comes from a brief stint working at Office Max during college. Being in the business of selling office supplies, we didn’t sell tons of treats, but around Christmastime, we had a pretty big display of those chocolate oranges …

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