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Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: German Lebkuchen AND Norwegian Christmas Cookies

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German Lebkuchen! Norwegian Christmas Cookies! Two completely different cookies so why are they together in one post? Because they love to be kept in an air tight tin till the holidays - gives them time to work their magic and become even tastier than they were when first baked. Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time to bake them and then hide them in pretty Christmassy tins for a couple weeks.

 

Holiday Cookie Baking 101: Use a Food Scale! I Am Showing You Why.

Why it is so important to use a food scale when baking cookies!

The one cookie baking tool that should not be missing from your kitchen - a scale to weigh your flour!! I got away without one for years - but once I started weighing my flour it made a big difference in my cookies and I am going to show you why! It is my hope that by so doing, I will convince you - especially new to baking cooks - to acquire - and use - a kitchen scale!

Mini Tips and Tuts: Christmas Countdown Fridge Magnet Advent Calendar Tree Has Grown a Foot Taller!!

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Recently, my brain enjoyed a particularly perfect storm!

Why not print out another "bottom" portion of the Fridge Magnet Advent Calendar Tree so that the tree would be much taller than originally designed. Taller tree = much more room to "hang" all 25 magnetic advent ornaments?

Mini Tips and Tuts: Cranberry Apple Pie - Perfect for Winter Celebrations

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Try adding fresh cranberries to your next apple pie! You are in for a delicious treat if you do!

I started adding cranberries to my apple pies last fall when I found that I could no longer get the scrumptious cranberry apple pastries that I had come to adore this time of year - delicious cranberry and apple filling baked in a very flakey free form rustic tart.

Winter Wonderland Trees Made From Fresh Corn Husks

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Finally! My "frightful" trees have made the transition from Halloween table toppers to sparkly, snow covered winter holiday trees.

A couple layers of spray snow, a few weeks of obsessing and finally a liberal application of fine, snowy glitter transformed what began as fresh corn husks - into a winter wonderland of holiday prettiness.

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