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A horizontal photo of a decorative white bowl filled to the brim with chicken and leek soup with kale and a spoon.

Chicken and Leek Soup with Kale

Sit down to a big bowl of chicken and leek soup with kale and noodles to cure whatever ails you. It’s comfort food for the body and soul!

To make this an easy weeknight dinner, I’ve used a store-bought rotisserie chicken and also store-bought chicken broth. You’re welcome!! 🙂

A decorative round plate filled with Irish cream butter cookies with chocolate covered espresso beans

Irish Cream Butter Cookies

These deliciously flavored Irish cream butter cookies taste a lot like shortbread cookies, but with an unexpected twist.

They’re ever so slightly crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and then topped with a chocolate-covered espresso bean. What could be better?!!

New Year’s Eve Appetizers and Drinks

I always enjoy a gathering of appetizers where I can pick and choose my favorites, and pile them on a plate one by one.

I think there’s something in my brain that tells me that because they’re small the calories don’t count as much…so please don’t burst my bubble. After all, diet season is right around the corner so we can worry about those pesky additional pounds then.

Until then…Happy New Year! Let’s Party!! 

Rudolph the Bread-Nosed Reindeer

Give your homemade bread baking skills a whimsical twist by making this Whole Wheat Rudolph Bread Nosed Reindeer.

Or, you can use store-bought frozen bread dough and follow the instructions for forming and shaping.

Either way you make him, your family and friends will be delighted to see Rudolph making an appearance at the holiday table!

A horizontal photo of a goat cheese Christmas wreath appetizer on a round plate with crackers and a red bow.

Christmas Wreath Appetizer

You’ll get plenty of oohs and aahs when you serve this festive goat cheese Christmas wreath at your next party or gathering.

Not only is it a buffet table showstopper, but it’s also an utterly delicious cheesy appetizer that people can’t seem to get enough of.