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Pecan Snowballs (Wedding Cookies)

Although known by many names, Pecan Snowballs are a classic treat, blending simple ingredients for a melt-in-your-mouth cookie experience!  Pecan Snowballs are sophisticated enough to serve on any holiday party platter, yet simple enough to make in just one bowl – no mixer required.  We’re going old-school today with this timeless cookie favorite! I’ve never met someone who didn’t love …

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12 Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Holiday Party

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party?!  However, actually planning one can be stressful, expensive, and crowded, especially if you live in an apartment like myself.  As a young professional, space and budget are usually the biggest issues.  After hosting quite a few gatherings at my modest, one-bedroom apartment, I have learned a few tricks.  In fact, I  just hosted …

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a holiday favorite, bound to make an appearance at any Christmas party or cookie exchange. The simple marriage of peanut butter and chocolate is an irresistible classic.  We start with a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie then top each cookie off with a Hershey Kiss – perfection! This time of year, I always enjoy hearing …

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Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern staple whenever the holiday season starts to approach.  Much like pumpkin pie, the texture is smooth and the flavor has some spice to it.  I don’t remember a single Thanksgiving without Aunt Gay’s famous Sweet Potato Pie.  I used her recipe as my inspiration.  This is the perfect not-too-sweet dessert for any fall gathering.  I …

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Sausage Balls

Greetings from South Carolina, y’all!  Since I flew home, the last few days have been jam-packed with last-minute shopping, hanging out with my niece and cousins, and of course, spending every possible moment in Mama’s kitchen baking holiday treats – both classics and new recipes! Mama and Daddy get to be my guinea pigs for everything, so rest assured there’s …

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts.  In fact, I have yet to meet a cheesecake I did not instantly fall in love with.  Since fall (now winter) is finally upon us, I wanted to make something festive using seasonal ingredients.  When I think fall desserts, apple is usually one of the first things that comes to mind.  What goes …

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