White chocolate popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn

One of my tricks for managing treats is finding opportunities to share something I want to eat with others. In that spirit of sharing Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to make a batch of crunchy-sweet white chocolate popcorn. I get to share Valentines love in the form of a homemade candy treat and keep just a bit for myself….

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Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

The salty sweet combination of peanut butter and chocolate is almost as good as it gets – from a food perspective. And, taking your kids to the theater, for the first time, to see A Charlie Brown Christmas live and meeting the Peanuts Gang after the show, may actually be as good as it gets – from a parenting perspective. Since…

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easy holiday peppermint meringue kisses

Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Quick and easy, peppermint meringue kisses are an essential addition to any festive cookie plate. Only 40 calories and 1 Weight Watchers Point Plus a piece, you can nibble a few for the price of one gingerbread cookie. Thanks to their crisp shell and marshmallowy center, peppermint meringue kisses are one of my essential treats for the Christmas season. Something…

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Baking with Johnny Iuzinni

Last Saturday our family bundled up to spend the morning soaking up Christmas cheer in Downtown Seattle. There are many things to see and do Downtown this time of year but we went specifically to attend a cookie baking demonstration at Macy’s by celebrity pastry chef, and member of Macy’s Culinary Council, Johnny Iuzinni. You may know him as the…

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