Archives for December 2014

Festive Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

We’re pulling out a well-loved treat aka Sour Cream Donuts. An oldie and certainly a goodie!

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Well, hello there, Friday! I had to check my calendar twice today. Can’t believe the weekend is already here, which is, of course, a fabulous thing. And it just so happens that we’re talking donuts today. It was meant to be!

Not that I actually wait until the weekend to enjoy a donut or two. Every day is more than appropriate to savor one of my all time faves ;). But celebrating the weekend makes it that much more special.

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Also, a recipe that delivers on flavor, brings back memories and all those happy feelings without a whole lot of work deserves a special spotlight. There’re no scary yeasty experiments happening here. No long waiting time and minimal donut making skills required as well. A great one for beginners and experienced donut lovers alike.

What’s not to love?! [Read more…]

Coffee Cake Gingerbread Muffins

The ultimate Holiday Gingerbread Muffins to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Complete with a Scrumptious Streusel Topping and a Luscious Glaze.

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The month of December is all about savoring for me. Really enjoying every minute of every day leading up to Christmas and ultimately welcoming a new year. I like to slow down, reflect, dream, and simply enjoy the moment I find myself in. Instead of cramming in as many things as possible into my day, I’ve been concentrating on doing more things that I love and make me happy and doing them well, instead of running around like crazy and checking things off my to do list.

Peace and Simplicity – I adore you.

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I have been trying to take a break in the middle of each day, enjoying a hot cup of tea and sometimes munching on a little treat. Most recently I’ve been loving these muffins. With their coffee cake like texture and gingerbread flavor, I don’t even have to think twice about slowing down for 15 minutes.

These muffins are calling my name and there’s nothing I can do but dive right in. [Read more…]

Peppermint Patty Crunch Truffles

Peppermint Patties are turned into Irresistible Truffles, which are filled and sprinkled with Peppermint Crunch Thin Chocolates. It’s the Christmas Season!

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Welcome back to the first week of December. Eeek!

The most wonderful time of year has finally arrived. And no words could truly describe how thrilled I am. We had a great Thanksgiving enjoying family, taking some time off, and just hanging out. I am ready to take this season by its jingle bells, ha!

The Deliciously Yum halls are fully decked, my Christmas baking list is already getting longer, and Christmas music has officially taken over my life. As have Christmas movies and all things peppermint.

It’s by far the most iconic and well loved Christmas flavor if you ask me.

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Since peppermint patties are the things I can’t get enough of right now, I got the idea for these truffles while unwrapping yet another patty and wishing that peppermint chocolates perhaps with a little bit of a crunch could be part of my already wonderful peppermint patty experience.

These truffles hit the nail on the head. So good you most definitely need to try them for yourself! [Read more…]