Sour Cream Cranberry-Almond Pound Cake: Mix Up the Holiday with OXO On

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A few weeks ago, I was using my hand mixer while baking up something in the kitchen, and I mentioned to my husband that it seemed that the mixer I’d received as a wedding gift, nineteen years ago, was finally reaching the age of retirement.  It just didn’t have much get-up-and-go anymore, and it sounded pretty pitiful.  It was kind of sad, and bittersweet…mainly because I’m realizing that I’m old enough to send reliable appliances into retirement.  Not too long after the old mixer was put out to pasture, I heard from my friends at OXO, and they asked if I’d like to try out their new OXO On Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer! Do they have perfect timing, or what?

Cranberry Dream Bars – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

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It’s that time of year again!  I can’t believe that this is my fourth year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookies Swap.  It’s always such a special, fun, part of my holiday season, and I look forward to sharing great recipes with you from hundreds of talented food bloggers in the coming days.   I’ll announce the round-up link on my Facebook page, so stay tuned! This year, I was lucky enough to receive these delectable creations from three amazing ladies:

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Scones with Brown Sugar Icing

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Scones with Brown Sugar Icing - Chew Nibble Nosh

I know that Thanksgiving dinner is a massive meal, and we don’t want to fill up too early, but you’ve still got to have something with your morning coffee, right?

These buttery, fall speckled little scones are the perfect way to start your holiday, and they can be made ahead or a lot of the prep can be done the night before, saving you some time in the morning.

To begin, I peeled and diced up two medium-sized sweet potatoes.

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Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp: Baking with PAM Cooking Spray AND a Giveaway!

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 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray

It’s here.  The holiday baking season has arrived!  Mountains of cookies and pies, tarts and candies, cakes and cobblers, it’s all just waiting to be made!

I love the holidays for many reasons, but I do truly enjoy locking myself in the kitchen and baking up a storm for my friends and family.  If my apron is not sufficiently covered in flour at some point during the holiday season, I just haven’t worked hard enough.

Spiced Cranberry Slow Cooker Oatmeal AND The NatureBox Giveaway Announcement!

If you added up all of the snacks you eat in a month, how much of it was healthy?  How much did you spend on those snacks?  How many of those snacks left you feeling satisfied and happy with your decision?

If you’re like me, you eat at least one snack a day, or are sometimes in such a hurry that grabbing a handful of something constitutes breakfast or lunch.  It’s not the best way to go about things, but it’s the truth.  Some days, I just don’t have time to sit down for a full meal before dinner, so I have a couple of snacks throughout the day instead.  I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks. Snacks that fill me up, silence the grumble in my stomach, and don’t leave me with that “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I wasted the calories on that candy bar, and now I’m starving” guilt.