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Holiday Care Packages: 7 Homemade Treats to Send

Have a kid in college or a loved one living abroad? This holiday season, let them know you’re thinking of them by sending a themed holiday care package filled with homemade treats and other goodies. Below, you’ll find 7 festive recipes that ship well. Homemade Treats For Holiday Care Packages: 7 Festive Recipes Ritz Cracker …

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New England Apple Cheddar Cheese Rustic Tart (Galette)

This buttery galette dough makes a free-form tart that is not only easy but is crisp and flaky and can be made ahead by several days without drying out. The filling is the popular New England combination of apples and cheddar cheese, along with aromatic Fall spices. A beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table! Jump …

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Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: Low Sugar

Raspberries and chocolate is a classic pairing in desserts, and for good reason….the combination is superior in flavor, texture and visual appeal. These raspberry chocolate chip cookies are made with dark chocolate (78%) and minimal sugar so the sweet-tart raspberries and the rich but somewhat bitter chocolate is allowed to shine. Jump to: RECIPE | …

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Easy Swedish Potato Bake for the Holidays (aka Jansson’s Temptation)

This simple potato side dish is a mainstay on the Swedish smorgasbord at Christmastime, where it is referred to as Jansson’s Temptation or Janssons frestelse. It is a rich and creamy comfort food made with potatoes, onions, cream and the secret ingredient of anchovies. Perfect for the holiday table, no matter which country you celebrate …

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake: No Butter or Buttermilk

Old fashioned recipes for strawberry shortcake typically include a biscuit rather than a sponge cake. The homemade biscuit in this recipe is basically a drop biscuit (no rolling pin required), and is made without butter or buttermilk. It has a slight crunch that pairs well with the juicy, fresh strawberries, and it is very simple …

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Blueberry Toast: 6 Best Blueberry Breakfast Pairings

Pair blueberries with a high protein spread like peanut butter or cottage cheese and you have the healthiest, tastiest breakfast ever! Blueberries are not only intensely flavor packed, but they are also low in sugar and high in antioxidants, which makes them one of my favorite breakfast ingredients. Here are 10 ideas for blueberry toast, …

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Traditional Mexican Rice (Arroz Rojo): Side Dish

Mexican rice (arroz rojo) is a side dish that accompanies many, many Mexican meals. It is basically a fluffy rice dish made with long-grain rice and cooked in a tomato-based broth with onions, garlic, and spices. It often includes veggies like carrots, onion, peppers or peas. This recipe is from mi amiga who lives in …

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How to Make Rumtopf (+ Waffle Rumtopf Recipe)

Rumtopf (rum pot) is a German fruit preserve which is essentially a combination of various fruits soaked in rum and sugar for months at a time and then used in the Winter as a delicious, boozy fruit compote or fruit syrup. This recipe uses rumtopf fruit as a delightful topping for high protein waffles, saving …

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Southern Hush Puppies with Southern Comeback Sauce

Hush puppies, a fried cornmeal ball, are a Southern delicacy, often served with deep fried seafood and a range of dipping sauces. The dipping sauces offered in this recipe include a traditional Southern Comeback Sauce, a link to a great Old Bay Remoulade sauce and a pre-made hot pepper jelly. Jump to: RECIPE | Comeback …

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Southern Old Fashioned Banana Pudding: (no meringue)

Silky and sweet, banana pudding layered with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas is quintessential Southern comfort food. My Louisiana mom’s version of this classic dish added layers of whipped cream instead of the meringue topping and used evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. It is a little less sweet than many versions, but is …

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Italian White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew: Slow Carb

This creamy rustic soup or stew is perfect for slow carb diets or for cold-weather cooking. Cannellini beans and sausage make it high protein, the kale adds tons of nutrients and flavor and the creamy broth give it a velvety texture. Serve it with or without rustic bread. Jump to: RECIPEKey Ingredients & SubstitutionsStep by …

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Chocolate Sprinkle Thumbprint Cookies: Nutella & Dulce le Leche Fillings

Thumbprint cookies are one of the easiest cookies to make along with being one of most flexible and festive. Change out the chocolate sprinkles for a different color and change out the filling to your favorite preserve and poof, you have thumbprint cookies that will match any holiday. These are filled with nutella and with …

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Savory Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies: Holiday Baking

Cornmeal gives these cookies a whole grain crunch, similar to a cornmeal biscuit. Adding the lime jelly (or other flavor of jelly or preserve) adds sweetness without the predominant sugary taste of many cookies. These rustic, savory thumbprint cookies make a beautiful addition to the holiday cookie platter or a creative cookie to include in …

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Ginger-Spiced Thumbprint Cookies with Champagne Jelly

Thumbprint cookies are iconic around Christmas time and no other cookies can compete with the simplicity and amount of flexibility in flavors they offer. These ginger-spiced thumbprint cookies can be filled with endless possibilities, but using a jewel-toned champagne jelly makes them shimmer and sparkle for the holiday cookie tray. Jump to: RECIPE | Best …

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Savory Thumbprint Cookies with Hot Pepper Jelly

These savory Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for family or friends that don’t care for traditional sweet cookies. They are made with cheddar and parmsan cheese and then filled with hot pepper jelly or your favorite preserve. They are a festive way to enjoy holiday cookies that are not so sweet. This post may contain affiliate …

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