White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie

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Deck the halls with lotsa blondies fa la la la la la la la la... I came across these on a NY Times article titled "Battle of the Christmas Desserts" or something like that. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I don't always eat chocolate, but when I do, I prefer white, so I decided to give these blondies a try (I know you chocolate purists are scoffing at me right now). I made them for a potluck holiday party my daughter was invited to and they were a big hit with both adults and children. Read more [...]

Santa’s Shortbread Cookies

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It's my favorite time of year! The smell of pine intoxicating the house, Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas" playing on repeat, and the fireplace crackling away, as I dip my nose into some hot chocolate (or spiked coffee =). Even the dogs get into the holiday spirit with their festive stick-on antlers. Simply put, December is awesome. This year is even more special than most. Our toddler understands the concept of Santa, and so, my husband and I are essentially reliving our childhood. Read more [...]