Eat Cookies And Be Merry Party

December 4, 2015

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This year I’ve had a few friends mention that they dread holiday cookie exchange parties; personally I love them, but I enjoy cooking. They told me that they found it stressful to find a new recipe, purchase ingredients, bake cookies, and worry that they would bring the worst cookie to the party; isn’t that sad? Parties shouldn’t be stressful, especially not for guests. I thought I would create an Eat Cookies and Be Merry Party for the non-baking crowd. Isn’t the best part of the holiday season spending time with family and friends? After all, no one should need an excuse to eat cookies and be merry.

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Dressing Up An Ordinary Brownie

December 1, 2015


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Do you feel like you’re always taking the same old thing to holiday parties or celebrations, but you don’t think you have time to make anything fancy or time consuming? Brownies are always a hit; whether they’re a mix or from scratch, most people love these bites of chocolatey goodness. Unfortunately, brownies aren’t the prettiest dish to serve. Once you begin to slice them, the edges become ragged (but using a cheap plastic knife does the least amount of damage), and they’re no longer pretty (not that brownies are the most beautiful treat to begin with). I found the easiest solution to make serving a snap. Today I’m dressing up an ordinary brownie (from scratch, recipe below), to make them a tasty, festive, and beautiful treat. I’m also sharing a few tips to making packaging, transporting, and even mailing holiday treats easier and less messy.

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Wayfair Homemaker Cookie Exchange

December 18, 2014

What Housewarming Party would be complete without cookies? This week a few Wayfair Homemakers and I rounded up some of our favorite cookie recipes to share with you. It is so much fun to “meet” and share ideas from other Wayfair Homemakers, and it is part of why I love partnering with them as a blogger. Perhaps you have a holiday cookie exchange or want something to package as tokens of appreciation? Hopefully I’ll give you a few recipes to add to your cookbook or menu.

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This post was inspired by a post in the Wayfair Idea Lounge. They created a collaboration of their favorite Christmas Cookie recipes. It includes many traditional holiday favorites such as scotchies, pizzelles, gingerbread, snickerdoodles, peppermint, and butter cookies. If you browse the page, the Editor also includes some great kitchen gadget ideas. I love looking at all the latest cooking tools and utensils that make baking easier. Wayfair has a huge selection of kitchen appliances, gadgets, and utensils.

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