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A New Year to Savor

For all the best laid plans, Christmas came to town and captured my full attention. No blog posts of Merry Christmas wishes or family photos shared on Facebook. The only photo we snapped this year was when we piled in the car in search of a Christmas tree on the 21st (yes, just four days […]

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Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies [GF] - Recipe (1 of 1)

Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies [Gluten-Free]

Remember those Andes peppermint chips from my In My Kitchen post? Well, I decided to mix them into a delicious gluten-free chocolate cookie recipe. As a matter of fact, they are so good I’ll be making another batch to wrap for gift-giving. Unlike traditional recipes, these cookies are made with almond flour (meal) and sweetened […]

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Mushroom & Blue Cheese Ragout over Beef Tenderloin | Savoring Today

Mushroom & Blue Cheese Ragout

Mushroom & Blue Cheese Ragout is one of those recipes that makes anything you serve with it, better. You can already tell by the photos, it’s not the tomato or meat based ragu we all love on pasta. Although when you taste this you might be tempted to pour it over pasta, or sandwiches, or […]

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Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Egg & Sausage Casserole [GF]: A Hospitality Series

  A few months ago I hosted a birthday brunch for a friend and the moment we were all together it was like a breath of fresh air. Most of the ladies around the table were part of the group warmly, yet reluctantly, referred to as the Elephant Ladies—a few friends who got together for […]

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Double Chocolate Truffles with Cocoa

Double Chocolate Truffles

  Holiday baking is a big deal at our house, a time when chocolates, cookies, and Christmas Stollen are penciled into the calendar just like parties. As much as I love our tradition of baking and candy making, it isn’t without a fair amount of compromise to our food philosophy of avoiding refined flour and […]

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She is ready to have some of Dad's Danish, her tongue can hardly wait!

It Just Wouldn’t be Christmas Without Andy’s Christmas Danish

  I was so delighted to see Rebecca’s email last week about her favorite Christmas things. Rebecca is a good friend of mine and her kids are absolutely adorable. They hold a very special place in my heart, as I had the distinct privilege of teaching them the proper way to eat ice cream—you know, […]

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Maureen's Christmas Story

It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a Bit of Package Peeping

I think of meaningful traditions, events, songs, places, and certain foods as a special place card holding a moment which declares, “It’s officially Christmas!” I have been so delighted by the notes I’ve already received for our “It Just Wouldn’t be Christmas Without It” theme this month, I can hardly wait to share them with […]

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Christmas Light Parade

It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without It! [An Invitation]

A couple of years ago, friends and readers submitted Christmas Tradition stories, recipes, and photos to celebrate the dearest held traditions of the holidays. It was like receiving a brief welcome into cherished places in their homes. This year, you are invited to join us for It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without It! A tradition could certainly […]

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Peppermint Bark

Christmas Goodies and The Food52 Cookbook Winners

Donna Lorrig and Bruce Valk are the lucky winners of The Food52 Cookbook giveaway!  Thank you, everyone, who participated in the giveaway—it is great to be able to pass along new, inspiring cookbooks. Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark was so inspiring, we included it in our holiday baking, one of the reasons you didn’t hear from […]

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Merry Christmas

Hosting Christmas Traditions has been fun this month, like sneaking a peek in the family room window of those who submitted stories for us to enjoy.  It is such a treat to share holiday stories and recipes that create special memories. Gift-giving, baking, drawing near to family warms our hearts and homes as we celebrate […]

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