With our friends and family scattered all over the globe, we can feel really far away from everyone this time of year. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is that everyone seems to send more mail. Whether it’s Christmas cards, yearly updates, pretty parcels or just a note to say hello. I run to the mailbox each day to see who I've gotten notes from and if there are any packages hidden inside. Sending mail may seem old school but it's my favorite way to stay in touch. Fortunately, amazing and uber talented best friend also thinks so.
December 5, 2013
December 3, 2013
Welcome to December! The holiday season is in full swing at my house. The last few weeks I’ve been busy whipping up batch after batch of my favorite holiday treats to share with you! While I might be picky about what kinds of sweets I eat, I’m a sucker for a good Christmas cookie. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to some of my favorite holiday recipes. We’ve seriously gone through four pounds of butter in the last two weeks. Although, I’m not to sure I should admit that.
I want to kick off this holiday series with a family recipe for a simple and melt-in-your-mouth shortbread sugar cookie. Although this isn’t your traditional sugar cookie recipe, it’s the one I prefer. My mom’s been making this shortbread for over 30 years. I don’t have a clue where the recipe came from, except that it can be found a well-used index card inside her old recipe box.
November 29, 2013
November 25, 2013
Since we celebrated Thanksgiving so early this year, we had loads of leftovers that we were lucky to enjoy throughout November. While I tried not to make too much food for our Thanksgiving feast, I might have been a bit aggressive in my meal planning. Even though we all had first and second helpings, plus sent everyone home with Tupperware full of dinner, we ended up having a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers.
In the days following our feast we made good use of our leftovers with numerous paninis, turkey curry salad, turkey and stuffing hand pies (or what I like to call Thanksgiving hot pockets) and this year, I decided to experiment and came up with this Thanksgiving leftover mashed potato beer cheese soup.