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Merry Christmas! Recipe

Merry Christmas!

12.25.12 by Jackie
Merry Christmas!
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Haute Potato Cookbook Review Recipe

Haute Potato Cookbook Review

12.24.12 by Jackie
I wanted to share with you a review of my first cookbook Haute Potato from food blogger Sally over at BewitchingKitchen.com. I first got in contact with Sally way back at the end of 2009 (how time flies!) and ever since we've been reading each other's recipes. It’s too late to order the book in time for Christmas, but there are potato dishes in the book for any time of the year, so I hope you give it a try! And let me know how it goes; I’d love your feedback.
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Trader Joe's Gingerbread House Review Recipe
I love the weekend preceding Christmas. Everyone's home and we have time to finally relax by the fire. Shayla, my husband's youngest sister, and I spent the afternoon assembling our gingerbread house. I purchased it at Trader Joe's. For about $7, it's definitely worth the money, and I think Shayla enjoyed piping and adding her own candies to decorate the house. However, as pretty as it is, it tasted terrible. Maybe they have to be used right away (I bought the house a week ago), or more likely, they are not intended to be eaten.
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Festive Meal Suggestions Recipe

Festive Meal Suggestions

12.21.12 by Jackie

Here's my favorite festive dish ideas for your holiday feast. Growing up, meat and seafood were always a part of our Christmas celebrations, so I included several red meat and seafood dishes for you to consider. And vegetarians, I haven't forgotten you! Vegetarian cassoulet, for instance, is hearty and packed with protein. And the side dishes will give everyone a healthy dose of carb-y goodness. If you're looking for new ideas for potato dishes, there is still time to order my first cookbook, "Haute Potato". If you order it today through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, it should arrive before Christmas.

Enjoy time with your family and friends, and of course, eat up! Diet resolutions don't go into effect for another ten days!


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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe Recipe

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

12.19.12 by Jackie

I've been baking a lot these days because I'm planning on giving cake gift baskets to friends and relatives. It's the same Christmas fruit cake I've been baking for many years, in fact, the recipe hasn't changed since my childhood. I actually forgot about it until I found an old post-it tucked into the pocket of an apron with the recipe scribbled on it! It's probably been there since we moved into our new home.

The cake is made with candied fruit, walnuts, honey, brandy and a bit of spices. You can easily double or reduce the quantities to fit your needs. Ho ho ho! Happy baking!


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