20 Christmas Treats for Kids

by Ann-Marie on December 8, 2014

Christmas Treats for Kids

At such a magical time of year, it fills my heart with joy seeing my kids’ excitement, like when our older children pick up one of our many Christmas books and read to their little sister, or even little things like changing the day on our Christmas countdown ornament.

Normally when I’m in the kitchen, I prefer to go it alone, practically scatting the kids away with a broom. But Christmastime is different. I want each of them to have memories of sharing time with me baking cookies, decorating treats and packaging up delicious gifts to share with friends.

Enjoy this season with your children, and spread some cheer with these 20 Christmas Treats for Kids!

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Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe

by Ann-Marie on November 15, 2014

Brown Sugar Shortbread

I discovered this recipe in a Christmas with Southern Living cookbook, and¬†despite it only having 3 ingredients, it is now one of my favorite cookies!¬†It’s easy to make, and if time were a concern then instead of cutting shapes with cookie cutters, you could just roll out the dough and cut into squares, then cut on a diagonal for a traditional shortbread look.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe

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Basil Tomato Bisque Recipe

by Ann-Marie on October 10, 2014

Basil Tomato Bisque recipe

Tomato soup can run the gamut. Some are on the salty side and brothy, some are chunky (personally? = ew), some are so perfectly smooth you think it’s tomato-flavored soup instead of the real deal.

I’ve always loved tomato soup, the creamier bisque-style especially; and I’ve tried it at nearly every restaurant that serves it. One that was fabulous was at Midtown Grill in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, but sadly the restaurant closed its doors a couple of years ago.

After tweaking a few variations of Tomato Bisque recipes, I’ve come up with one that I really, really like. It makes enough to share with another tomato soup-loving friend or neighbor, and it’s easy to fraction down for a smaller family.

Basil Tomato Bisque Recipe

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