Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham Cracker Toffee is one of the easiest desserts ever and is so delicious! There is a reason it is also called Christmas Crack – it is addicting!

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Happy St. Nick’s Day! I made you some Graham Cracker Toffee to celebrate! I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of this holiday, and are probably wondering why I have graham cracker toffee in a shoe…

St. Nick’s Day is the feast day of St. Nicholas, and is celebrated by leaving a shoe outside your bedroom door the night of Dec. 5. St. Nick comes in the night and fills your shoe with sweet treats! This holiday is celebrated in many European countries, and in the US it is celebrated in cities with a strong German influence – like St. Louis! Growing up we always celebrated St. Nick’s Day at school and at home.

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are my absolute favorite Christmas Cookie! The flavor is rich and chocolatey and the cookies are so fun and festive!
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Happy December! I know I’m a day late in wishing you that…I had every intention of posting these lil Chocolate Shortbread Cookies yesterday morning, but my TiVo was so full of great shows from being away for two weeks that I couldn’t stop watching TV Sunday night. And then promptly fell asleep at 9pm because of JetLag. So, cookies had to wait until today :)

Literally the second we got home from our trip, I was ready for Christmas baking! I was up early Saturday morning and my mind immediately went to my favorite Christmas cookie – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I am so excited to share this recipe with you today!
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Key Lime Sugar Cookies & a {GIVEAWAY}

A basic slice and bake cookie dough is dressed up with key lime juice and zest, and iced with a key lime glaze. These Key Lime Sugar Cookies are easy to make and taste amazing!

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Jingle bells, jingle bells…..Ok, I know I’m rushing the season a bit here with a Christmas cookie recipe. Well actually, in the land of blogs and of retail I’m right on schedule! But personally I am definitely not ready for Christmas just yet. BUT. I have an amazing giveaway today – $250 towards holiday cards at Minted.com. How awesome is that?! So to go with a holiday card giveaway, I just HAD to make Christmas cookies!! Although to be fair, Key Lime Sugar Cookies would really be great any time of year! No more Christmas recipes until December after this, I promise.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win this amazing giveaway! With $250 you could get some really great holiday cards! And Minted has the cutest stuff, I’m obsessed!

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Brussels, Belgium

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After spending a few incredible days in Paris, Cate and I finished our most recent European excursion in Brussels, Belgium.  Remarkably, Brussels is only an 80 minute train ride from Paris.  It is the capital of the European Union and, more importantly for our purposes, home to all four major food groups – french fries, waffles, chocolate and beer (I was never good at that food pyramid thing)…. 

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Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins

These Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins are full of sweet cinnamon tons of cookie butter. They are the perfect breakfast or snack to make this holiday season!

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Merry Christmas Eve!  Is everyone ready for Christmas? In case you are still trying to decide what to serve for breakfast tomorrow, I have the perfect recipe for you.  Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins!  Mini muffins are just so cute. They are the perfect food to have out around the holidays when people are around because they are so poppable!  Is that a real word?  I don’t think so, but it should be because it describes mini muffins perfectly – you just pop one in your mouth!  … 

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