Food, food, food-my life seems to revolve around it, it seems, especially at this time of year. Here are some simple recipes that make my life easier this holiday season.
If I need to bring an appetizer to a party, my feta dip is super easy and I know it will be gone in seconds. (It is my most viewed post, no kidding.) No oven, no bowls, no mixer, no stove top. Here is the easy step by step recipe.
If I need to bring a dessert, I know Kitty's Brownies will be a huge hit. I am telling you, these things are divine-and it's just brownie mix and 3 candy bars. They are ooey and gooey and chocolately and taste like you slaved over them for hours.
Caramel corn or shortbread cookies are usually my old standbys if I want to bake a gift.
These pretzels are fun to make with kids and make a great snack. My blog friend Sarah made them with her kids and they turned out prettier than mine ever do. You can check them out here.
My favorite cut out cookies are from an old-fashioned recipe my mom used every Christmas when we were kids. The recipe uses granulated brown sugar-they are sweet, but not too sweet, look like gingerbread, but not too gingery. My kids love them. Here is the recipe for Butterscotch Rolled Cookies.