Category Archives: Winter/Christmas

Apple-Cranberry Muffins

Apple-Cranberry Muffins are a great winter muffin, and it definitely feels like winter right now! For those of you who are snowed-in or iced-in, baking muffins is a great way to pass the time and make your kitchen feel warm and cozy! Plus, you get to enjoy eating muffins! Win, win, win! 🙂

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I’m a big potato fan, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to making this Loaded Baked Potato Soup! I’ve ordered this kind of soup many times at restaurants and each time I did I thought, “I really need to make this myself!” So here it is, finally! It turned out as good as I hoped it would and if you’re a potato lover, I think you’ll enjoy it! It’s like a “comfort food soup” and it’s especially good on a cold day!

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Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Bread

I really like making quick breads in the cold weather months because, while they’re baking in the oven, my kitchen gets a little warmer and cozier. The aroma of something baking also adds to the coziness! So I made this Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Bread—I’ve never made cranberry bread with cream cheese in it, but I thought it would make a nice moist loaf…and it does!

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Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

This is a great time for making a yummy, cheesy dip, with all the game-watching going on! Even if you’re not game-watching, you may want to make a nice hot dip just to snack on! Like this Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip that’s baked in a bread bowl! It has onion, green chiles, garlic, and crumbled bacon to give it a good savory flavor.

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Lentil Soup with Bacon

I first made this soup on a very a cold, cold, cold, cold day a few years back and it’s definitely a hearty soup that will warm you up! On that particular day, I had some lentils, and I found a soup recipe over at MarthaStewart.com that not only had lentils, but bacon, too—and that sounded really good!

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