Christmas Dining Room 2021

I couldn’t be more excited to get back to holiday hosting this year so I decorated the dining room with a cozy elegant natural look. I kept the color scheme neutral with whites and greenery, but I added a pop of color using my mom’s ornaments. They were hers when she was a kid so they have a special spot to shine. I seem to drop an ornament or two every year when I’m decorating the tree so adding delicate ornaments to a bowl is a great way to showcase them and to hopefully avoid breaking any. Cozy means lots …

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How to Mail Cookies

Baking cookies for the holidays is my thing. I love to hand out a box of assorted cookies to family and friends. I always ask them which one is their favorite, but most of the time they can’t (or won’t?) choose. Even though we weren’t able to visit with loved ones last year I was not going to let that stop me from keeping my holiday cookie tradition. So with the help of my husband, we mailed our holiday cookie boxes. It was the first time I had ever done that and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Aside from …

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Soft Molasses Cookies

I’ve got Hallmark channel Christmas movies on in the background and the holiday cookie baking season has officially begun. (Let’s be real, the Hallmark channel Christmas movies have been on since before Halloween though. 😉 ) If you like gingerbread men cookies but you don’t want to take the time to roll them out, then these cookies are for you. These molasses cookies are a drop cookie so it’s just like making easy peezy chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made a similar cookie in the past called gingerbread drop cookies, but these molasses cookies are more soft and chewy. So now …

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20 Best Christmas Cookies

It’s Christmas cookie baking season! I’ve made SO many kinds of cookies over the years that it’s honestly getting harder and harder to find new ones that are worth sharing here. Don’t worry, I do have new ones in store, so stay tuned. But this year I thought I’d kick off the cookie fest with a round up of 20 of the best cookies from Tina’s Chic Corner. Think of it as a one stop shop for all your cookie needs. Enjoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are not exactly “Christmas-y” but they are always the first to go. Kourabiedes. These …

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Fall Harvest Salad With Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

It’s that time of the year where many of us are in a frenzy with Thanksgiving foods. If you are looking for recipe ideas then check out my holiday meal post for some great ideas. My husband and I will be visiting with family on Thanksgiving day and I’ll be bringing pumpkin pie. I’ve made it every year for the past 10 years or so and it’s my #1 must have every year. Anyway, I digress. I’ve got pie on the brain. Can you blame me? 😉 This salad is Autumn on a plate. I guess it’s really the butternut …

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