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2017 Holiday Gift Ideas

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It’s winter holiday time which means that (as the good bloggers we are), we start compiling the 2017 Holiday Gift Ideas list!   I made this list for two reasons:   I love a good recommendation from a real person. … Continue reading

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Cookie Kit for Christmas

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I love eating cookies.  I love baking cookies.  Most of all I love giving cookies!  Whenever I need a gift for someone, I go to Food52.  This is how I discovered the CookieBox™.  What better gift this holiday than making … Continue reading

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows (and hot chocolate mix, too!)

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With the passing of Thanksgiving, I view this time as when we ease up (though not give up!) on squash so that we can focus more on the peppermint and chocolate. As it’s also gift-giving time (and since I’ll use … Continue reading

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Triple C Clusters

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When it comes to airplane snacks or snacks in general, next to cashews, my next favorite snack is chocolate.  I recently went to my favorite spice store, Savory Spice, and was inspired to make some cashew clusters with a twist, … Continue reading

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Coffee Malteds

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 As I’ve started baking my way through “Dorie’s Cookie’s” I’m finding recipes with ingredients not commonly found in cookies (a mincemeat option for cookie bars, for example – I’m assuming she means the kind without beef).  I love hearing about how other … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Molasses

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I love pomegranates!  I ate an entire one yesterday. I visited Armenia almost 10 years ago and became fascinated with this fruit while there.  Armenians believe the fruit symbolizes fertility.  They make a wonderful wine of pomegranate and depict the fruit … Continue reading

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Homemade Nutella

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 The first time I had Nutella, I was 19 years old and living in Israel for the year. The whole “desserts that pretend to be breakfast foods” thing that food companies push was a non-starter for my parents, so growing up, … Continue reading

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Homemade Simple Syrups

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I am so excited that it’s homemade gift month here at S & S.  Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner and I know I love getting thoughtful homemade gifts.  You? In the spirit of homemade gifts I discovered … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

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I was having coffee with my friend Cristy yesterday and trying to figure out what to make next for the blog.  When I was lamenting about what homemade item I could make next, she immediately asked if I had ever made … Continue reading

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Challah

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 So it’s only after I planned, baked, and started to prep this post that I realized I was posting a challah recipe on Easter Sunday. I beg ignorance, since it’s not my holiday, though knowing this in advance will save … Continue reading

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