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White Chocolate Oreo Bark

White Chocolate Oreo Bark

We’re talking white chocolate and Oreo cookies, all mushed together and made into a heavenly bark. Easy, delicious and festive.

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Homemade Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

This yummy homemade candy cane hot cocoa mix makes the perfect gift for everyone on your “nice” list. Dark chocolate adds depth, crushed candy canes give it a minty twist and the white chocolate rounds it all out. It comes together incredibly quickly with the help of a food processor.

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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

With only five ingredients (six if you add the sprinkles), Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are a simple, easy goodie that come together in no time at all and will undoubtedly disappear equally quickly. But don’t worry; smiles (and quite possibly recipe requests) will be left behind.

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Christmas Gifts for the Baker in Your Life

Christmas Gifts for the Baker in Your Life

From stocking stuffers to “the big kahuna,” it’s easy to whip up a gift that any baking lover will adore. Here are a few delicious ideas!

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Delicious vanilla beans plus a little pour of Maker’s Mark bourbon makes for a Sweet Potato Pie recipe that is really out of this world.

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Frosty Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Lemon Icing

Frosty Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Lemon Icing

This gingerbread cookie recipe from Martha Stewart is a definite winner. Perfectly spiced gingerbread cut into tree shapes, then glazed with a little lemon and powdered sugar mixture and then sprinkled with coarse sugar for a little extra sparkle … this is one case where it’s okay to see the forest for the trees. (I never really understood what that meant, anyway.)

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Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark

Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark

This bark is a ridiculously easy candy recipe that’s perfect for supplementing your holiday cookie platters, or even tucked in a cute candy bag all by itself. It’s also an easy treat to quickly whip up when you’re craving something sweet and salty – and then you can keep it all for yourself. Not that I would ever do that.

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Merry Christmas! Have a Ball.

Whatever you do this holiday or who you spend it with, I hope you and yours have a truly wonderful time – and lots of fun! xoxo,Kare

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Cranberry-Lime Champagne Cocktail

I have a new and vivid fascination with champagne cocktails. An elegant champagne flute, some bubbly, a little flavoring, maybe a touch of fruit, and you've got perfect party fare. And endless possibilities. I've yet to try the most classic iteration, with bitters and a sugar cube, but you can bet your strawberry I'll be [...]

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A Few Budget Christmas Decorating Ideas

 Even though I always manage to spend about a gazillion dollars this time of year, I still get excited by doing some things – like decorations – on the cheap. I know, I’m easily entertained. What is that saying? “Blessed is he who can laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be amused”? [...]

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Pine Bark

This easy, delicious, candy slash cookie is made with… you ready? Saltine crackers! Yup. With the whole salted caramel mania these past couple of years, it's sort of understandable. Pine Bark is basically caramel over saltine crackers, slathered with chocolate. The crackers add a crazy good texture and a perfect hit of salt. I know, [...]

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Tag, You’re It! Cute Little Holiday Banners

The holidays are the perfect time of year to express yourself. To let someone know you're thinking of them. To help make people smile. To wish a perfect stranger well. I found a cute way to spread a little more Christmas cheer around the house – all you need is a stamp set with the [...]

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Secret Kiss Cookies

As I’m sure most people do, I have a set list of must-bake cookies I have to make at Christmastime every year. Along with the Dolly Parton’s Sugar Cookies I blogged about last week, there's pine bark, peppermint bark, and angel bars. And most definitely, a big bunch of secret kiss cookies are an absolute [...]

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Save Some Green with a Fresh Christmas Swag

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a wreath on the front door, am I right? Okay, maybe that's a little rigid, but wreaths are just so dang festive – so perfect for the holidays – and when they're fresh, they smell so nice and piney. I love when they're just simple – fresh and green – [...]

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