Cran Apple Pie

Cran Apple Pie

I’ve always had a terrible relationship with pie dough. We should see other people but I keep coming back to it over and over again with miserable results. One day I’ll learn my lesson or we’ll kiss and make up for real. I have no problems with cookie crumb crusts but getting the right thickness for pie dough and artfully crimping the crusts pretty much always ends in tears.


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Snickerdoodle Milk

Snickerdoodle Milk

You may have seen the festive holiday milks nestled next to the different holiday nogs this year. I didn’t get a chance to taste them (because I already over dosed on eggnog before Thanksgiving)but I did read that they have corn syrup AND 41g of sugar per serving. I thought I could make a tastier version of the Target Snickerdoodle milk at home with a little less sugar than that.


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Christmas Funfetti Shortbread

It was my job this year to bring dessert for Thanksgiving. I brought a pumpkin pie but I also brought these Christmas Funfetti Shortbread Cookies. It felt appropriate that as we finished Thanksgiving dinner that we started the Christmas season by eating cookies and decorating my sister’s Christmas tree.


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Easy Winter Wreath

Easy Winter Wreath

It’s a little late to post my holiday wreath since it’s only 6 days until Christmas but the technique can be used on a winter wreath and color combinations changed to suit any holiday. I went really simple for this wreath and kept it winter themed so I can keep it hung up for a few months.


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Streusel Mince Pies

Streusel Mince Pies

All of this week’s posts have built up to these mince pies. So what exactly is a mince pie? A mince pie is a traditional dessert eaten in the UK at Christmas time. It dates way way back to the 13th century and the European crusaders but the early versions contained meat and suet. Suet is still used in some recipes today. It’s a type of beef fat and helps give the mincemeat a long shelf life. It sounds a little gross but the pies don’t taste of meat.


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