Christmas

Cookie Swap

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

It’s that time of year again!  Time for shopping and fighting to get the last parking spot in a half mile radius of the mall.  Time for getting red sparkly nail polish on your fingers AND toes because you can.  And of course, time to bake & send and receive & eat 3 dozen delicious cookies! (more…)

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Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

It’s that time of the year again, y’all!

By that we mean: it’s the time of the year that you get excited to come home from work because there might be COOKIES waiting for you at the door.

Cookies sent by very awesome and very talented bakerbloggers from all over the country!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year is what we’re saying.

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Cheddar Sage Cornbread

Now that we’ve overloaded you with cookie recipes, let’s take a brief break and make some cornbread.

I’m a little embarrassed, because I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you since, oh I dunno…Thanksgiving.  Remember that holiday?  It was only 3 1/2 weeks ago, although it feels like it was about 13 lifetimes ago.  Once again, I lost weeks of my life to learning about a single organ in the body.  This time, the kidneys.  I suppose I should just get used to this by now, but it still kind of amazes me how it happens.  (more…)

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Christmas in NOLA

I went to New Orleans during Christmas.  The last time I was there was nearly a year ago, and that is an unusually long time between NOLA visits.  It was high time to go back.

We stayed in the Iberville Suites.  This is the ultimate in awesome because it’s attached to the Ritz, and you get to use all of the Ritz fancy things (like the most amazing hotel workout room ever), but you pay not even close to Ritz rates.  It’s in the French Quarter, but a couple of blocks away from Bourbon so noisy Quarter-goers won’t keep you up at night.  It’s the 2nd time I’ve stayed there, and I would highly recommend it! (more…)

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Cranberry Squares

Today, I, Hannah, am going to see my lifelong hairstylist, JoAn, for the first time in…a loooooong time.

This is going to be awkward.

Allow me to make all of my excuses to you.  First, I lived in Wichita Falls, where JoAn does not live.  And sometimes you need a haircut when you can’t drive down to Dallas.  So there’s that. (more…)