Russian Tea Cakes {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats} and A $25 King Arthur Flour Giveaway

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DSC_6636(small)It’s the last day of my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats event, and for my final recipe I wanted to share something from my childhood.

My mom has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. Which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with the fact that my family is Russian on my dad’s side and “Russian” is in the title of these cookies (and note that I have no idea whether these cookies are authentically Russian or not!).

My mom usually refers to them as Butterballs anyway. [Read more…]

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Holiday Family Traditions + Homemade Treat Basket Ideas

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What are some of your family’s favorite holiday traditions? One of my favorites is putting together festive little baskets of homemade treats for our neighbors. People are always so appreciative, and I have so much fun doing it. My niece usually helps me with the baking and then we go door-to-door and hand out the

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Mini Maple-Cinnamon-Walnut Turnover Cookies

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This year I wanted to come up with a healthier holiday cookie that doesn’t necessarily taste healthy. Something that I could serve to my family for dessert along with tea and coffee at one of my parents’ family dinners and have people be satisfied with dessert – not left wanting something else. I’ve been in

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