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The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 12: Apricot Pork Tenderloin

Growing up, Sunday supper meant pot roast.  It was wonderful.  My mother often did it in the crock pot and slow cooked it while we were at church.  When we came home, our noses were filled with the tantalizing scent of vinegar and onions, carrots, and potatoes.  It was always tender and flavorful.  We gathered… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 12: Apricot Pork Tenderloin

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The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

Make your Christmas morning SIMPLE with this make-ahead show stopper.  All you need to do is pop it into a preheated oven, before you unwrap gifts and it will be ready when you are. This pumpkin pie bread pudding is a dream recipe because it is not only ridiculously simple to make, but it uses… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

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The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 9: Pistachio Brittle

I fully credit my sister for this brilliance, as well as the work that went into making this batch of brittle for me to photograph in action. As a child I never cared for peanut brittle.  Until my sister decided to make it with pistachios one year, I had no idea how good this fun… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 9: Pistachio Brittle

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The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 8: New England Apple Cake

I've been late in the day posting my lovely recipes these past few days because of kids holiday and school activities.  Last night, two of my children had to choose between two different singing gigs on opposite sides of the valley.  They opted for Christmas caroling.  The thing is that one of the people who… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 8: New England Apple Cake

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The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 5: Ginger Chicken Soup

Look, I get it.  This is also a cheat because it is cooking, not baking.  But you need this!  It's worth it.  I justify it because it is good to have healthy foods to savor in the midst of the sugary goodness I keep promoting throughout this series.  Oh, and this is a perfect use… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Bake Along, Day 5: Ginger Chicken Soup

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The 12 Days of Christmas Baking, Day 4: Spiced Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Every autumn, as a personal rule, I greedily hoard fresh pumpkins of every size, and I carefully tuck away a few bags of fresh cranberries into my freezer.  I find a guiltless satisfaction knowing I have such beautiful ingredients to add to any recipe on a whim.  And who could blame me?  In these cooler… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Baking, Day 4: Spiced Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies