Holiday Baking Series Part One: Thora’s Pink Christmas Cookies

Welcome to the kickoff of our holiday baking series!  I absolutely adore Christmas.  It is the one holiday that I will unabashedly decorate my house for, drag my family to holiday events around town, and bake enough cookies to feed an army.  I created a cookie this year just for my daughter, Thora, who loves all things pink and strawberry flavored.  I am not a fan of food coloring, so I am always looking for creative ways to add color to her cookies.  Inspiration hit when I was tossing a couple bags of freeze-dried strawberries into the grocery cart.

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Emile Henry & Ankarsrum Giveaway Series-Part 4: Lasagna Pan


I am so excited to be hosting this product giveaway with Emile Henry. Emile Henry is a French company that has been around since 1850. Their products are unlike anything else I’ve ever used. The first piece I ever received was the Bread Cloche and from the moment I first used it, I haven’t used a traditional loaf pan since.

This giveaway will feature the Ankarsrum Assistant Original and 5 of my favorite Emile Henry pieces. It will consist of four separate posts, each post focusing on an individual piece. To enter, fill out the form at the bottom of the post. You may also enter to win on Instagram and Facebook. Contest will be open until 8:00pm on Monday, November 30. A winner for each Emile Henry piece and the Ankarsrum (color of the winner’s choosing) will be announced on Tuesday December 1.

Good luck everyone and here we go with Part 4: The Lasagna Dish…….

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Thanksgiving Series: Sarah’s Cranberry Salad


Recipe Update: Before processing your oranges, cut into one and check out the thickness of the white pith.  If this is super thick, you will want to try and cut most of it off.  Leaving this on the orange may result in a VERY bitter dish.  Not exactly what you are going for.  Enjoy!

Today we are continuing with our Thanksgiving Series and I’m excited to share another recipe from my Grandmother Sarah. I love cranberries, and I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like jello, so this recipe is one of my favorites. Because it needs time to set up, you will want to make this at least 24 hours ahead of time. Or better yet, make it several days ahead, then you have less to worry about come Thanksgiving Day. I will admit to tweaking this recipe just a bit. I don’t think my Grandma would be too upset with me. 🙂 Her original recipe called for Lime Jello. Because I try to stay away from artificial colors for my family, I used the zest and juice of  a lime plus unflavored gelatin. It worked just as well as her original recipe. My Ankarsrum with the Meat Mincer attachment made this recipe so easy to make.

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