Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies receive a makeover just in time for Christmas! These Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies include crushed candy canes and a sweet topping.

Chocolate chip cookies receive a makeover just in time for Christmas! These Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies include crushed candy canes and a sweet topping.

Do you have a go to cookie recipe you make every year?


For my mom, it’s Sea Foam Cookies. For my cousin, it’s Fruit Cake Cookies. For me, it’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Microwave Gingerbread Toffee

 This Microwave Gingerbread Toffee comes together in minutes and is sure to be a hit at your holiday party!

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Hey y’all! Stephanie from Sustaining the Powers here again. For as long as I can remember baking with my mother, our family has had this amazingly easy recipe for Microwave Toffee. It involves dumping 4 ingredients in a bowl and popping it in the microwave for about 9 minutes then pouring it out on a baking sheet, adding some chocolate and putting in the fridge to set. Super quick, perfect every time, and you don’t need a candy thermometer at all! [Read more…]


Red & Green Tortellini Soup  

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Now is the time for family and guests; for a full house, for friends, parties and caroling. It’s time for wrapping up work, prepping the house, hanging decorations and spending time with family. Now if you can balance it all out do please send me your secret. If you are like me though, you are feeling more than a little behind and more than a little exhausted. Trying to fill the days with cheer and merriment can certainly wear a girl out! Feeding all of those guests and family members certainly can do you in as well. The key of course is managing expectations, giving your self a little grace and some help in the kitchen. Now the first two items I can’t help with but the third, readers, I have you covered.

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Reindeer Puppy Chow

Ever since it was acceptable to think about Christmas, I’ve been dreaming of powdery, sugary, chocolately puppy chow goodness. Truth, I’ve never had it before! But this Christmas I was ready to make it and finally move beyond never having it. And I’m so glad that I did!

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