Melted Snowman Cookies


The pressure is on…only 3 more days for shopping.  Do you have all of yours finished?  I hope so, then you can spend a relaxing afternoon this weekend making these cuties.  I saw these snowmen cookies last year but, time slipped away and they were pushed off to the side.  I was determined to make the cookies this year and can now check them off my bucket list.

My son’s Kindergarten class got a big kick out of them and I thought they were really fun to make.  You get to give each snowman their own little personality.  Have fun! Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

When I found out about the Cookie Swap I was so excited.  To me it sounded like such a fun way to discover other bloggers and a great way to kick off some holiday baking.  The big question of course was what am I going to make?  I mean, these cookies are going to other bloggers who I don’t know so they better be good.  I scoured the web looking for the perfect recipe and decided that since  I’ve never made a Peanut Butter cookie and I love Chocolate I’ll combine the two and call it a day. Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Brined Turkey

We used this recipe last year for Thanksgiving at my in-laws and it was sooo good.  The turkey was juicy, flavorful and I’ve been waiting all year to share it with you.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures then and we’re going to a friends house this year so I wasn’t really sure how or when I would make a turkey before Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan Stacks


I’ve been receiving so many yummy winter vegetables from my CSA the last couple of weeks.  Heaps of Eggplant and Butternut Squash, Apples and Persimmons.  Eggplant Parmesan is a favorite but, it’s kind of a pain in the neck to make.  All that frying is soo messy and really not so good for your heart or your waistline.  Enter in this delicious and easy lightened up version.  Continue reading

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Mini Chicken and Tarragon Pies-Diner en Blanc

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Diner en Blanc with Mr. YUM and about 1,000 perfect strangers.  What is Diner en Blanc?  It’s a famous flash mob picnic where everyone wears white.  You bring your own table, chairs, linens, dinnerware, silverware, glasses, some delicious food and plenty of vino.  When you  are all finished, you clean up and leave the place like it never happened.  This is my idea of a perfect evening! Continue reading

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