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Christmas Countdown C -2

Butter Rum Cake 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk Sauce: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon rum extract Cream butter until light. Gradually beat in […]

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Christmas Countdown C-8

Cookie Exchange One of my favorite holiday traditions was baking cookies with my mother.  Each year, we made dozens of cookies for relatives, neighbors, friends and co-workers.  Once I had my own family, I worked to continue the tradition.  Unfortunately, my time was limited. I found the stress of doing too much was robbing me […]

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Christmas Countdown C -11

Almond Eggnog Pound Cake 2 tablespoons soft butter 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 package yellow cake mix 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs, room temperature 1 1/2 cups eggnog 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 teaspoons rum extract Generously grease a bundt pan or tube pan with soft butter. Press almonds against the buttered sides and bottom; […]

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35 Heavenly Homemade Food Gifts

I enjoy giving gifts to all my friends each Christmas. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I do. Homemade gifts to the rescue. Homemade gifts, especially food gifts, allow me to show my love & appreciation to everyone on my list without straining my budget. I really do believe that […]

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The Simple Joy of Holiday Baking Part 4

Christmas & baking go together like hands in gloves. There are so many delicious things you can bake for your family or friends that it can be hard to know where to begin. Of course, time can be so short during the busy holiday season that it might be difficult to find the time to […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of Holiday Baking Part 3

Christmas & baking go together like hands in gloves. There are so many delicious things you can bake for your family or friends that it can be hard to know where to begin. Of course, time can be so short during the busy holiday season that it might be difficult to find the time to […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of Holiday Baking Part 2

Christmas & baking go together like hands in gloves. There are so many delicious things you can bake for your family or friends that it can be hard to know where to begin. Of course, time can be so short during the busy holiday season that it might be difficult to find the time to […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of Holiday Baking Part 1

Christmas & baking go together like hands in gloves. There are so many delicious things you can bake for your family or friends that it can be hard to know where to begin. Of course, time can be so short during the busy holiday season that it might be difficult to find the time to […]

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Fun and Easy Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas is REALLY just around the corner now. However, there is still time to host a Christmas party. Your party doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive. BHG offers a selection of parties that are simple & very quick to put together. You can plan everything today, call friends & host your party this weekend! […]

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Christmas Countdown C -21

Baking I LOVE to bake, especially at Christmas. At one time, I made myself a little crazy trying to get all my Christmas baking done. I baked dozens of cookies, giving them out to friends, whether they wanted them or not! Now I am more relaxed about my baking. I still make dozens of cookies […]

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