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December 22, 2018

Happy Weekend to you!

We arrived to my parents' home last evening, to spend some time in South Dakota and North Dakota - to celebrate Christmas with family. Just a few minutes before turning into Dad and Mom's driveway, the foggy, dull sky broke up into a beautiful, colorful sunset. The perfect welcome "home".

Today we drove to Sioux Falls to watch my niece in The Nutcracker. Kate was graceful and beautiful, and the performance was wonderful overall. It was the perfect way to kick off our time together.

Wishing you a most wonderful and delicious Christmas.

Merry CHRISTmas from our family to yours,
Blake, Brenda, Hatti & Tessa

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NEW: On The Blog This Week

This easy Oyster Stew Recipe is full of rich, wonderful seafood flavor. A family tradition from my mom's side, I’ve been enjoying this stew each Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

CRUMBS: What We Made Recently

I've fallen head over heels for my Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies. For all the obvious reasons: they're soft and chewy and perfectly spiced. But also because: they are so easy, with no need to refrigerate the dough!

There's still time to make these cookies for Christmas!!

Grab the recipe here!

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Our family is flush with PB + CHOCOLATE fans. Peanut Butter Blossoms are always quick to disappear!

Our girls ALWAYS request we make Marshmallow Caramel Rice Krispies Puffs for Christmas. I grew up with these cheery no-bake treats, and completely understand why they like them so much. They're fun to make and fun to eat!

Grab the recipe here!

I love to gift these Spiced Rosemary Thyme Nuts during the holidays, and to have a bowl available for nibbling ourselves. This week I made a triple batch. This is an easy recipe >>> make some yet this weekend!!

Grab the recipe here!

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ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

This Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic is dressed up for the holidays with seasonal citrus and cranberries. It’s bright, tart, sweet, and earthy – and absolutely perfect.

Get the recipe here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book are like no other. These giant crinkled chocolate chip cookies are big-as-your-head and ultra flat. They have a soft and chewy center, surrounded by crinkly, wrinkly prettiness that is delicately crispy. They're such a treat!

Get the recipe here.

Lasagna Soup is truly like lasagna in a bowl. It’s packed with the familiar flavors you love, with an ooey-gooey cheesy concoction that gets stirred in right before eating. Total cheesy YUM!

Get the recipe here.

I adore the combination of warm flavors in these No-Bake Oats and Chocolate Protein Bites. The perfect little mid-morning pick-me-up or post-exercise snack!

Get the recipe here.

When you’re craving the flavors of bánh mì, these Banh Mi Meatballs come together quickly and easily!

Get the recipe here.

 
 
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