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Cast Iron Skillet Cinnnamon Rolls (Because winter is long.)

Cast Iron Skillet Cinnnamon Rolls (Because winter is long.)

Rich, decadent cinnamon rolls with deliciously sweet icing - can you think of a better way to bide your time for Spring to arrive? What makes these cinnamon rolls slightly crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside is its unique baking method.

Introducing the fool-proof method of baking the most perfect cinnamon rolls. Making them in a cast iron skillet. Oftentimes with more traditional methods, the rolls come out either too doughy or overcooked. The cast iron gives the buns a nice, slight crisp on the edges while still providing that desirable soft center.
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Four Festive & Boozy Holiday Drinks

Four Festive & Boozy Holiday Drinks

We've put together four boozy holiday drinks that are the answer to 2020! From this tangy cranberry White Christmas Cocktail and the dreamy-creamy yuletide eggnog to a heart-warming Scandinavian mulled wine and a boozy holiday punch, we think these liquid gems are just what this holiday season needs. So have yourself a merry little Christmas...now.

And, if you don't have a cocktail shaker you better get one quick before they're gone! This holiday it's been hard keeping anything in stock. As of my writing this post we still have a few shakers left, including a 26 ounce stainless shaker with strainer, a boston-style stainless steel shaker and a nifty 7-piece bar set. Hurry, before these become a memory.

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Home for the Holidays — Christmas Dinner

Home for the Holidays — Christmas Dinner

Here's a cozy Christmas Meal to make staying home and playing it safe worth it. You don't need a huge crowd to be festive. Set the mood with a bit of champagne or sparkling apple cider with these fun, easy to make, and tasty Cranberry Pecan Cheese Balls.

An elegant Beef Wellington takes center stage at the dinner table. This traditional main coarse is paired with a lovely twist on simple baked spuds, Hassellback Potatoes. Add your favorite veggie, a winter salad and you have a cozy and delicious Christmas meal.

No, we did not forget dessert and it's a stunner! You'll want a second piece of this fabulous and festive, instagram-worthy Mocha Yule Log.

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Two Heavanly Chocolaty Holiday Sweet Treats.

Two Heavanly Chocolaty Holiday Sweet Treats.

Today we celebrate decadent brownies and a minty Christmas fudge. This post is a chocolate lover's dream come true, IMHO.

Swirls of rich, creamy cheesecake stuffed in thick, fudge brownies. This might be one of the greatest dessert fusions of all time. Who doesn't love a good chocolate brownie? And very few people in the world hate on cheesecake. Combining them together just makes perfect sense!

Fudge is a winter staple. It's a way of welcoming the holidays into our homes with sweet bites of chocolate heaven.

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Let's Make Some Cookies!

Let's Make Some Cookies!

The holiday baking season is upon us and we've got three fabulous cookie recipes, and more than a few equipment upgrades worth hard-earned your dough.

Our first cookie recipe features an American classic, the oatmeal cookie. And, it's the most delicious gift to ever come out of a jar! Yes, it's a cookie recipe in a jar. We can't think of an easier, yet thoughtful, holiday gift to give the neighbors this year?

This next cookie really shines for the holidays. An Austrian favorite, this shortbread cookie filled with berry preserves and dusted with powdered sugar is the perfect Christmas treat.

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Roasted Butter Chicken Tikka Masala

Roasted Butter Chicken Tikka Masala

If you're sick of Thanksgiving left-overs this roasted butter chicken bathed in a creamy, Indian curry sauce is the perfect anecdote to turkey overload. Pair it with toasted naan and you've got yourself the perfect meal for any night of the week!

A lot of us have spent a good amount of time at home lately. Eating out on Friday nights has been nearly nonexistent for many. So, this Friday night, make your own special dinner with this Roasted Butter Chicken Tikka Masala.

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A Better Green Bean Casserole

A Better Green Bean Casserole

The homemade mushroom sauce takes this traditional Thanksgiving side dish to the next level. Vegetables aren't always everyone's favorite side dish, except when it comes to green bean casserole! This traditional dish is almost always one of the first to be gone at the Thanksgiving table.
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Winter Kale Salad with Oranges & Dijon Vinaigrette

Winter Kale Salad with Oranges & Dijon Vinaigrette

This sweet and colorful salad is sure to be the hit at dinner! One of the most underrated side dishes of all time: kale salad. Not this time! A crisp, colorful salad loaded with oranges and pomegranate seeds, drizzled with a homemade Dijon vinaigrette, will be a surprising delight to everyone. Plus, it's a great way to get in those much needed veggies that seem to get dismissed this time of year!
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a staple at any Thanksgiving feast. The perfectly spiced pumpkin flavor in conjunction with the buttery, flaky crust makes for a simply mouthwatering fall dessert. Although it looks like such a simple dessert, sometimes it can be quite difficult to get it just right.
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