Chorizo and Manchego Beer Bread

Chorizo and Manchego Beer Bread

Over the Christmas holiday, Chris and I attended a dinner party over at our friend EW’s house.  We decided to bring a bottle of wine and this bread.  I know EW is a HUGE bread lover so I thought I’d bake him a loaf.  In the past, I have baked him savory breads but he seemed to love beer bread more than others.  I’m guessing it’s the dense texture and the crusty top.

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Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

My first post of the year.  Yes, I’m extremely behind! Chris and I were away for our anniversary and when we got back from our mini-trip, there was so much to do around the house that blogging took a backseat again.  Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Can you believe we’re in 2014?! It’ll take some time before I get used to writing 2014 on my checks and signed documents.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Holiday Chip Brownie Bites

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Holiday Chip Brownie Bites

Christmas is a week from now and wow, it sure sneaks up on you quickly.  Is it me or do you notice how quickly 2013 is going by? When I had a full-time office job, the year never passed this quickly.  Now that I’m a homemaker/blogger, the days go by in a blink of an eye.  Anyway, I hope everyone has gotten their Christmas shopping done.

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Magic Mint Chocolate Bark

Magic Mint Chocolate Bark

I discovered this recipe on the back of my dark chocolate and mint chips bag.  It was so easy, I decided to go with it.  I figured anything with swirls has to be impressive looking enough to give to friends and neighbors for the holiday.  And it’s got the pretty dark brown and green swirls… see? Totally festive.  I dig it.

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Turkey Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Turkey Stuffed Cabbage Soup

The temperature lately has been extremely chilly! Chris and I are constantly wearing our sweaters and jackets inside the house with the heater on.  Yep, it’s that cold! Some nights, the temperature even dropped below freezing.  We lost a few of our hibiscus plants because of it (I think! We don’t exactly have green thumbs).  I’m hoping our citrus trees will survive through the winter.

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Eggnog Kahlua Chocolate Chunk Crumb Muffins

Eggnog Kahlua Chocolate Chunk Crumb Muffins

Can you tell I’m a huge fan of crumbs? I can’t help it.  I just want to add crumbs to all my muffins, bread and cakes! I’m finally starting my holiday baking.  So for my first baking recipe, I thought I’d kick it off with something eggnog and something Kahlua! Yes, it’s a FANTASTIC combination if you haven’t tried it already.  This is definitely a muffin you’ll want to have coffee with.  It’s like peas and carrots, they go hand-in-hand.  And a little dark chocolate can never hurt in a combination like this.

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