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20 Gingerbread Recipes To Pin!

  Here we are, mid way through December, and less than ten days until Christmas. Weekends are being spent scurrying around finding those last (or first) Christmas presents, baking homemade treats, and figuring out holiday meal menus … all while simultaneously managing the regular weekend to-dos and chores — or letting those slide in favor of festive projects. Gingerbread is the “pumpkin spice” of the December holiday season, with everything from bread to lattes carrying its robust and aromatic flavor. I blame Starbucks (in the very best way) for conditioning us to think like this. Mmm… Ginger itself is such…

  This easy pumpkin pie is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast! For more than a few years I’ve been selected “pie maker” for both families’ Thanksgiving dinners. Thankfully (pun intended) we don’t try and squeeze our meals in on one day anymore. As a child I grew up doing that, and I loved every minute of the hustle-bustle from one grandparents’ house to the other, eating all the things, and enjoying the merriment that went along with each stop. As an adult with my own kids now, the mere thought of racing around on a holiday exhausts me,…

These blueberry muffins are simple to make (full of tart and yummy blueberries), and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum!

  These blueberry muffins — chock-full of tart and juicy blueberries! — are simple to make and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum! Let’s face it. Whether you’re working from home, working outside the home, or busy managing the household as a stay-at-home parent, breakfast is one of the toughest things to pull off Monday through Friday. What I like for breakfast during the week is something that doesn’t need to be hot, that’s portable, and that still tastes okay if it takes me a while to eat it—because meetings and conference calls and deadlines.…

This old fashioned creamy potato salad is a huge favorite of ours. It's the perfect side dish to burgers and dogs on the grill!

  This old fashioned creamy potato salad is a huge favorite of ours. It’s the perfect side dish to burgers and dogs on the grill! Don’t like potato salad? I hear that a lot. Until people try this creamy potato salad. No, seriously. My husband won’t eat potato salad unless it’s THIS potato salad. And he’ll eat leftovers. (He’s not typically a “leftovers” kinda guy, unless it’s steak or his mother’s enchiladas.) Starting in spring, this — and only this — potato salad is requested at every family gathering. Yes, every. Friends who have tried it? Same request. What is it about this recipe…

Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven!

  Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven! Almost every weekend I make cookies. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up the ingredients and then bake them off. Let’s face it, we’re all crazy-busy and time is valuable – but, 30 minutes for homemade cookies is a well-used chunk to part with, in my book! Plus? COOKIE DOUGH. Recently, I let my seven year old decide which cookies we’d be having for the week. Usually his first choice is Snickerdoodles (he’s a big fan of cinnamon), but this time he surprised me.…