Quick Christmas Morning Potato Puffs

Christmas morning demands a do-ahead breakfast. Choose something that can be prepped the night before (or well ahead), and baked in the morning like these Baked Potato Puffs.

Boil the potatoes the day before and they will be ready to go for this perfect alternative to hash brown potatoes.

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A Cosy Mystery for Christmas

Straight from Carpenter Country is an exciting new book by HL Carpenter. This intriguing cozy mystery keeps you engrossed and is sure to deliver reader satisfaction. It’s an ideal holiday gift for everyone on your Kindle list. A letter from beyond the grave brings accountant Fae Childers face to face with murder, embezzlement, romance, and…

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Reindeer + Children = Reading Magic

Tina Ruiz has outdone herself with her heartwarming children’s holiday story Blitzen Learns How to Fly. The characters are believable. The pictures are bright and cheery, and the story will hold a child’s attention from the first page to the last. The lesson on bullying and confidence building is evident, and the rest of the tale is simply charming. This is the perfect gift for every young person.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies 

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Today is the last day…

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Snow Topped Chocolate Crinkles

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Be sure to check back…

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Clarisonic Gift Sets

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Holiday Gift Sets

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Relishing Tart Berries & a Wicked Duke

Emma Lane is here with her delicious and easy recipe. The kitchen is all yours, Emma! Hi Everyone. My family insists upon this favorite every holiday, Thanksgiving or Christmas. If I get my hands on fresh berries, I serve it when it is not a holiday. It sounds difficult, but is anything but. It’s one…

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Steampunk Holiday Greetings

As the Christmas Holiday approaches, I hope that you all enjoy your time with friends and family. Chris (Note–this is an actual hotel in a city near where I live. Is it any wonder that I love steampunk when I can see such beautiful buildings throughout the year!)

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