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Nov 29

Santa’s Favorite Cookies

I mean, I can only assume these are Santa’s Favorite Cookies. They sure as heck are some of mine!

Santas Favorite Cookies - they must be because they're so good! And easy pudding cookie recipe filled with brown sugar and Christmas candy!

Okay, so I gotta say. I’m kind of in the mood for Christmas now. Even as recent as a few days ago I was completely bah humbug, but now…now I’m excited for the lights and the music, the family and the parties, and the shopping.

(And the cookies…don’t ever forget the cookies!)

I think my shift in thinking really started a few days before Thanksgiving. Kohls started their online Black Friday sale early and I bought a bunch of stuff for $100. Something about buying all the expensive things and realizing they only cost you about $10 apiece really got me in the mood for the holidays.

I know, shopping got me in the Christmas spirit; somewhere in the North Pole Santa is rolling his eyes.

Speaking of Santa, I happen to know that these are his favorite cookies. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? They’re brown sugar pudding cookies filled with bright firecracker Christmas sprinkles and holiday M&Ms.

They’re my favorite cookies…why shouldn’t they be his?

Santa's Favorite Cookies - an easy pudding cookie recipe.

This cookie recipe is such an easy one, and it’s totally foolproof. I am so in love with pudding cookies, obviously. You can make so many flavor combinations: chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, lemon. If they make a pudding mix for that flavor, you can make that flavor cookie.

Nov 28

2015 Favorite Things + Giveaway

2016 Favorite Things Giveaway

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailIt’s like Oprah again but so totally not Oprah! It’s time for me to share my Favorite Things from 2015! Also – there’s a GIVEAWAY you’re not going to want to miss. Scroll down for details! These things are all things I love (or will love, once I receive them for Christmas…) and any of...

Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels (5 of 5)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailYou know you need one last minute snack for your gathering tomorrow, right? These Dark Chocolate Almond Dipped Pretzels have only 3 ingredients and are done in under 20 minutes! What are you all doing for the holiday? I’m hosting, so right now I’m running around trying to clean, cook, and not go too...

Nov 24

Eggnog Frosted Snickerdoodles

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PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailIt wouldn’t be Christmastime without eggnog or snickerdoodles. I decided to combine the two and make eggnog frosted snickerdoodles! Do you like eggnog? I love it. I can never get enough, actually, although I only allow myself to drink a few glasses of it each season. (Because, really, I could guzzle a whole jug....

Nov 22

Peanut Butter Cup Cake Roll

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PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailWHY did it take me so long to make a peanut butter cake roll??!! Thanksgiving is on Thursday. (EEK!) Are you ready? I most certainly am not. I’ve still got work to do, groceries to buy, and I’m having a bunch of the Sacramento bloggers over for a party tomorrow. But while I am...

Nov 21

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

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PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailThese EASY Chocolate Chip Banana Bars have only 4 ingredients!! Oh my gosh, you guys. THESE BARS. 4 ingredients. That’s it. And they’re so good I made them twice in one week. This is one of those recipes you can’t stop eating. I seriously kept going back for one more bite…about 100 times. And...

Hot Fudge Cheesecake Brownies (7 of 8)w

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailThis recipe is why I have so much trouble eating healthy. Lord help me, these Hot Fudge Cheesecake Brownies are a chocoholics dream! Last weekend I attended my 20 year High School Reunion. (Just typing that makes me feel really, really old, BTW.) It was fun to go and see some of my friends...