Christmas Treats from Foodie.com

Check out Christmas Baking List

by Emily at Foodie.com

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I looooove to bake for friends and family, especially around the holidays (and yes, I do have a spreadsheet for that, thankyouverymuch). Foodie.com is the perfect place to find and store recipes I want to have on hand.

Check out my collection above. Some are recipes I’ve made before, like this recipe I use every year to make buckeyes. I’ve already used it twice this year, and it couldn’t be easier.

Want to know the secret to delicious, creamy buckeyes? Beat the butter and peanut butter together for a very long time before adding any powdered sugar. You’re welcome.

I made buckeyes and these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies yesterday – this recipe will stay on my go-to list for years to come!

And the Chocolate Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream? They’ll change your life. I haven’t made them yet this year, but I need to do that stat.

I also love Snickerdoodles – my grandma used to make them all the time, but I never do for one reason – I never have cream of tartar on hand. This recipe, however, doesn’t call for that ingredient, so I will have to whip some up!

I’m starting to wish I’d scheduled a vacation day just to bake! What about you – what are you making this year? Any recipes I should make sure to add to my list?

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#SpreadsheetThanksgiving

After a series of unlikely events and somewhat by default, I’m hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow for my grandmas, my sister and her family, Jenny and her family, Jenny’s brother and his family, and Jenny’s mom and dad. Add Kate, Sam and Andy and that’s 21 people.

I know what you’re thinking.

But I promise this does not involve spaghetti in a crock pot.

It does, however, involve spreadsheets. Lots of them.

I have a spreadsheet for the seating chart, one for the ingredients for each dish, one for my grocery list, and one that has pretty much everything else.

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I’ve also got a to-do list for today and tomorrow, and a timeline for tomorrow broken up into five minute increments.

Issues, I haz ‘em.

I have been researching the hell out of Thanksgiving for a month or so now… I’ve read the entire internet and quizzed UP and his wife about how to make stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish, but every time I see an alternate version of something I’m planning to make or a no-really-THIS-is-the-best-way-to-cook-a-turkey pin, I nearly veer off course.

Take, for example, Monday night when I read an article about how to spatchcock a turkey. It started to sound like a really good idea, so I turned to Jenny for advice.

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So, needless to say, this is going to be interesting. I’m tweeting and instgramming the experience using #SpreadsheetThanksgiving, so if you need a laugh or reassurance that someone is screwing up a meal more than you are, I hope you’ll follow along.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Apple Recipes from Foodie.com

Check out Fall-ing for Apples

by Emily at Foodie.com

This time of year, it seems like pumpkins are taking over the world. I guess we can blame Starbucks and the famous pumpkin spice latte! I love pumpkin – in fact, last Saturday I made pumpkin french toast, a pumpkin roll, and pumpkin oatmeal cookies. But in the pumpkin craze I sometimes forget another fall flavor – apples.

I looooove apple anything. I made an apple cake a few weeks ago, with apples fresh from the orchard, and it was fantastic. And my grandma’s fried apples… so good.

My foodie.com collection this month contains all sorts of recipes using apples. From sweet (like these apple cookies with salted caramel frosting) to savory (like the herbed pork chops with apples), Foodie.com has it all. Including a disproportionate number of apple-flavored cocktails, in my case.

Enjoy!

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