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Spiced Almond Cookies

Spiced Almond Cookies

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made into smaller cookies also. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup alm…

Traditional Christmas Fruit & Rum Cake

Traditional Christmas Fruit & Rum Cake

I can’t believe it’s almost end of the year and finally I am baking the most awaited cake of the year, the traditional Christmas Cake, which is one of my favorite cakes from my childhood days but I baked this for the first time and it is simply decadent. Ingredients: Candied Fruits to be soaked in rum: 25g black seedless raisins 25g white raisins 25g dried candied ginger 25g dates, chopped 50g can…

Gluten Free Smores Cookie Bars

Gluten Free Smores Cookie Bars

These cookie bars by @theurbanbaker would be perfect for summer. I love S’mores but they are a pain to make. These would give you that S’more taste anytime you wanted it! From the original site: Failure can sometimes be okay. With my most recent experience with failure, a failed batch of gluten free graham crackers did not go to waste. Actually, in my house, very little goes to waste and a bad, te…

Top 5 christmas vegan dishes

Top 5 christmas vegan dishes

Christmas is when you spend a lot of time with your family, give a lot of presents and cook a lot of food. Even if you have a vegan or vegetarian family member or friend there’s virtually million of dishes you can treat them with. I chose my 5 favorite Christmas vegan dishes for the holiday table.I y will have them on mine. If you have any other favorite dishes you want to share with me post the picture of the dish and…

Drunken Prawns & Jackie Chan's Drunken Fist

Drunken Prawns & Jackie Chan’s Drunken Fist

Watch these prawns dancing in the liquor; they too, are practising their kung fu in the container, enjoying the alcohol till they get drunk. The tonic will have the sweetness of the prawns & the aromatic scent of the alcohol!

Baked Brie

Baked Brie

After I got married, I wanted to come up with a dish I could bring to holidays with either my family or his, something that would be my signature thing. But I had no ideas. My brother’s wife is a vegetarian, so their wedding reception (just six weeks after mine!) was meat-free. Where our cocktail hour had choices for carnivores and herbivores alike, theirs featured a delightful selection of fruits, ve…

Niki's Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

Last year, Niki posted her entire process for making homemade corned beef – corning it herself rather than buying that pink stuff in the store.  So if you’re up for doing it for this St. Paddy’s day, it’s time to start thinking about it! Here are the three posts from last year, with all the instructions you’ll need. The very first meal I ever cooked for my husband when we first…

12 Days of Cookies

12 Days of Cookies

Just Jenn is doing a 12 Days of Cookies special for Xmas – check it out! Today’s cookie is Carrot Cake Cookies! More holiday cookie ideas are here.

Nanny's Sour Cream Poundcake

Nanny’s Sour Cream Poundcake

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas traditions (well, besides Santa & presents, and all that!) was that we could eat whatever we wanted to for breakfast Christmas morning.  I would have a slice of my grandmother’s sour cream poundcake.  It’s perfect just as is, and needs no icing or adornments.  I haven’t made it myself this year, but here’s a photo (sorry, cameraphone!)…

Beautifully Illustrated Recipe! Candied Pecans

Beautifully Illustrated Recipe! Candied Pecans

Now THIS is how you write up a recipe… don’t the pecans look cute? Head over to the awesomely cool Sketched Out to see it full size, and read the recipe!

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