The Little Things – January 2015

The Little Things - January 2015

I feel like just yesterday I was yapping on and on about all holiday things all the time and the fresh start of the new year … yadda yadda yadda. And now, hellooooo end of January. Craziness. I also can’t believe it’s been a year since I started this series. {In case you are new…

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24 Healthy Recipes To Kick Off The New Year | cookiemonstercooking.com

24 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

Happy 2015!! New year, fresh start! I love the feeling of the new year … there’s just something about it. To be totally honest, I’m not really a big resolution person. I do sit down every January and make goals for the year, but I consider them goals not resolutions … if that makes sense?…

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Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail | cookiemonstercooking.com

Ginger Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

I’m cramming in one more festive holiday cocktail before New Year’s Eve. Just in case you are in need of a little boozy inspiration for the big night. I’m calling it the “big” night but I should also throw it out there that I’m probably the lamest person ever when it comes to NYE. Although…

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Sparkling Winter Champagne Sangria | cookiemonstercooking.com

Sparkling Winter Champagne Sangria

I’m a total sucker for pretty foods. And drinks. Since we’re talking drinks today. And this recipe right here was just so darn photogenic! I feel like I’m talking about a person. But nope. Just food. Look at those colors! That fizz! ♥ So. I give you sparkly, festive, winter sangria. With champagne! Because I…

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The Little Things - December 2014 | cookiemonstercooking.com

The Little Things – December 2014 (Happy Holidays!)

Oh look! Emma is giving Santa a ride to the North Pole! I’m just popping in real quick today to wish you a very merry christmas! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday … filled with lots of cookies and cheesy appetizers. And maybe a cheese plate too. Yummmm! I don’t have a normal…

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Hot Chocolate | cookiemonstercooking.com

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Alright alright alright! With Christmas just days away, I figure you have your baking schedule all set. So we’re chatting about something just plain old fun today. Hot chocolate! Gingerbread hot chocolate! Creamy, dreamy and full of just the right amount of spice. You can drink it plain (which is delicious). Or I also recommend…

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Pear, Walnut and Goat Cheese Tart | cookiemonstercooking.com

Pear, Walnut and Goat Cheese Tart

We’re taking a quick little break from all the sugar today. Because as much as I love holiday baking (all the cookies, please!), I also have a thing for holiday appetizers. Especially when cheese is involved. #morecheesepleaseforeverandever And according to my rules for christmas (and really all) entertaining, there must (must!) be appetizers with cheese.…

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Grandma's Butter Horns (Brown Sugar Walnut Rugelach) | cookiemonstercooking.com

Grandma’s Butter Horns (Brown Sugar Walnut Rugelach)

Today I have a very special recipe for you. One that makes me smile big time and gives me those warm and fuzzy feelings. Which are multiplied by a ton during the holiday season! All those twinkle lights and hot chocolate sipping and sitting by the fire. The best. Especially when paired with a big…

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Gingerbread Crumb Cake | cookiemonstercooking.com

Gingerbread Crumb Cake

Crumbs crumbs and more crumbs! Made even better by a layer of spicy, delicious gingerbread. Made even three times better if served with a cup of good coffee. Yes yes and yes. Friends, meet my latest baking obsession. This crumb cake. I’m a die-hard crumb cake lover to begin with and well, this christmas version…

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Very Merry Christmas Giveaway | cookiemonstercooking.com

A Very Merry Christmas Giveaway

Edited 12/29/14: This giveaway has now closed! We’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas! Please tell me you know what movie that quote is from?!?! No? How about a few more… “Why is the carpet all wet, Todd? I don’t know Margo.” “I’d like to get something for you Clark. Something … really nice.” Best. Christmas.…

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