…and a Happy New Year!

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Wishing you a Happy New Year, plus a NeatDesk Desktop Scanner & Digital Filing System giveaway to keep you organized going into 2012! We had a highly disorganized, hectic, fun-filled Christmas weekend this year. We ran from one place to the next starting Christmas Eve morning, baked cookies in between, showed up late once because […]

Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce: A Christmas Breakfast

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A warm and spiced breakfast just waiting to awaken your senses Christmas morning, with you surrounded by family and a plate piled high with cardamom cream stuffed French toast swimming in gingerbread praline sauce. The gifts already sit under the tree, wrapped and calling to the kids. Only the stockings have yet to be filled. […]

Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce

For the Gingerbread Praline Sauce: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon lime juice 1/3 cup chopped pecans For the French Toast: 1 loaf […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Stocking Up for the Holidays

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This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re taking a look at the holiday season and keeping the budget under control. Here you’ll find advice for getting ready for the next week by stocking up this weekend. So, Christmas is now exactly one week away. If you’re like me, it has suddenly hit […]

Le Creuset Crêpe Pan Giveaway

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Enter to win a Le Creuset Cast Iron Enameled Crêpe Pan and start flipping and filling them in style. Last week in San Francisco Ole took me to his favorite breakfast place in Nob Hill. It’s just a bit off the beaten path, and they have just a lovely chalkboard menu that boasts a full […]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar: An Edible Gift

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Give the gift of cookies that they can enjoy whenever the mood strikes them. An easy gingerbread cookie mix in a jar makes a great teacher gift this Christmas and holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Run through the mall scanning the shelves for random gifts […]

Gingerbread Cookie Mix

1 quart-sized glass jar with a lid 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 tablespoon ground ginger 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed muscovado or dark brown sugar Additions: small containers of sprinkles cookie cutter In a […]