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Christmas

Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Peppermint Bark Cake

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  * GoodieGodmother.com

Christmas candy meets Christmas cake in this minty, chocolaty, decadent peppermint bark cake recipe.  If you’ve been around a little while, you may have noticed the lack of cakes this year on the blog. Welcoming princess #2 left me with little time for full cakes until the Fall, when I missed baking them too much. So Merry Everything to everyone, because cakes are back! And it feels so good *karaoke…

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Blog Recipes/ Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Gingerbread Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

Two iconic holiday flavors wrapped up into one "first cookie gone at the cookie swap" recipe. Make gingerbread eggnog sandwich cookies for someone on your Nice List.  * Visit GoodieGodmother.com for the recipe!

Two iconic holiday flavors wrapped up into one “first cookie gone at the cookie swap” recipe. Make gingerbread eggnog sandwich cookies for someone on your Nice List.  I have a confession to make. It’s not Christmas for me unless I have a taste of eggnog and gingerbread. Usually this comes separately, but a few years ago, I decided to combine the two and enjoy them together! This year, I finally…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

No Churn Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

No churn peppermint bark ice cream is a perfect warm weather Christmas dessert recipe! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

No churn peppermint bark ice cream is a perfect warm weather Christmas dessert recipe!  “Christmas ice cream? Are you crazy?” No. I am not even a little bit crazy for suggesting we make Christmas ice cream a thing. First of all, ice cream is without a season because it’s delicious. Second, this cold weather Christmas business idealized by Norman Rockwell paintings isn’t the norm for about half the world. First…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Sauces and Condiments

Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham!  When I think of ham, I think of thin slices of specially cured pork goodness on sandwiches, as part of tapas, or toppings on pizza, but for holidays or special occasions, I don’t always think of preparing a baked ham – I usually make my smoked…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Caramel Latte Marshmallows

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. This is coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. These caramel latte marshmallows are coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home. We have 4 (maybe 5?) different kinds of coffee maker in our house – not one a “traditional” coffee pot or pod coffee maker. Stove top espresso, French press, pour over, travel press mugs, all live in our small “coffee and tea” cupboard nestled between the…

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Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Hot Chocolate Macarons

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart - delightful fireplace burning or not. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart – delightful fireplace burning or not.  Hot chocolate and soup are my two favorite cold weather comfort treats. When I see temperatures dropping, I make sure I have ingredients on hand for both hot chocolate from scratch and from a mix, and wait for the perfect chilly evenings to snuggle up on the couch sipping…

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Blog Recipes/ Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Vegan Red Velvet Cookies

Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or really any time you need a treat, these soft frosted vegan red velvet cookies are delightful! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or really any time you need a treat, these soft frosted vegan red velvet cookies are delightful! Late last January, I read about a challenge called “Veganuary” where one commits to a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. It’s touted as a good way to stick to healthier eating resolutions and try the vegan way of eating. I’m always up for a challenge, and…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Cuban Pork Shoulder

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings!  Cuban cuisine is not complete without talking about (and eating) pork. Pork was the centerpiece of many family meals growing up, whether it was a whole hog for Christmas Eve dinner (known as Noche Buena), or a pork shoulder for Easter and most holidays. Enjoying the meal together as a family is the…

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Blog Recipes/ Sauces and Condiments

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe! Last year, I really fell in love with fresh cranberries. I put cranberries on baked brie, in orange bars, scones, nothing was safe! In fact, our cranberry sauce last year was just an extra batch of the topping I made for the baked brie. But this year, when I picked up fresh…

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Blog Recipes/ Cookies and Macarons/ Desserts and Sweets

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are everything! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and disappear in no time! They’re one of my favorite modern twists on the classic chocolate chip cookie. We’re in the middle of putting a lot of “finishing touches” in our home. Partially it’s because – 10+ years into marriage – we are slowly phasing out the hand-me-down furniture, and in part because many things just didn’t fit when we…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes

Mashed Potato Croquettes {Leftover Recipe}

Reinvent leftover mashed potatoes with this easy Baked Mashed Potato Croquettes recipe! * GoodieGodmother.com

A simple baked mashed potato croquettes recipe is a great way to reinvent leftover mashed potatoes from your holiday meals. A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for bacon brie mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes make a fabulous holiday side dish, but leftover mashed potatoes aren’t always a hit with everyone. I personally love leftovers of all kinds, but the Godfather isn’t as much a fan of certain side…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Samoas Caramel Corn

Samoas Caramel Corn - This recipe always disappears in minutes! * GoodieGodmother.com

This fabulous unique caramel corn recipe was inspired by my favorite Girl Scout Cookie, the Samoas (or Caramel D’Lites). The last batch of samoas caramel corn I made disappeared in minutes! Ever since I whipped up a batch of chai tea caramel corn and realized how easy it was to make caramel corn at home, I’ve had so much fun experimenting with recipes! Last Christmas, I shipped care packages to…

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