Chocolate M&M Cookies

This is the time of the year when my refrigerator is full of cookie ingredients. That sounds great until I go to make dinner and realize that I only have butter and eggs to work with. Womp, womp. I always make at least one chocolate cookie every Christmas because I love chocolate and most other people do too. I’ve made double chocolate chunk cookies and peppermint chip chocolate cookies, which have the same base chocolate cookie recipe. It’s a great cookie base because it’s delicious and versatile. This year I decided to use that cookie base again and add festive …

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Sugar Cookies

Holiday cookie baking has officially begun. Actually, I started baking cookies a few weeks ago. As soon as the cookies have cooled I store them in freezer friendly bags pop them in the freezer. Yes, you can really do that and yes, they really taste just as delicious as the day I baked them. Most people are surprised that you can freeze cookies, but it’s the only way to do it really when you make tons of cookies and obviously aren’t going to make them all in one day. The only trick is trying not to eat them before you …

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Pumpkin Pie – Redux

Greetings! Is anyone still in a food coma from Thanksgiving weekend? Are you sick of seeing pie yet? I hope not, because I’m super excited to talk about pumpkin pie today. (If you are sick of pie, then try to remember this post for next year.) I originally shared this pumpkin pie recipe with you back in 2013 (almost on the exact same day of that year). I’ve been making this pie every Thanksgiving (sometimes more than once a season) ever since my mother in law gave me the recipe. Needless to say, I could probably make it with my …

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Chicken Tacos

I feel like I should be sharing a recipe that’s appropriate for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, but I’m going to be a rebel and share a taco recipe instead. Have you ever made a chicken taco?  Usually I think of beef in tacos, but I did recently make cauliflower tacos so I guess I have more options than I realized.  These chicken tacos are so delicious and I’ve been missing out. I’m picky with my chicken so you know this is the real deal delicious stuff. Guys, this chicken is awesome. Something I definitely never thought I’d say. The spices …

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Chicken Rice Soup (Soupa Avgolemono)

This soup is a nostalgic one for me because my mom used to make it all the time when I was a kid (and she still makes her own version). My mom’s recipe for chicken soup goes something like “add a little bit of this and a lot of that.” Her soup is delicious, but I like to follow a recipe that has exact measurements. So I turned to the internet to try to find one that resembled my mom’s. That’s a tall order but it turns out that I was successful with this recipe. While this is called “chicken …

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