Gingerbread Milkshake

gingerbread milkshake recipe (5 of 6)

Baby, it’s cold outside! So WHY am I making a milkshake? Because it’s a gingerbread milkshake! That makes it a seasonal flavor, and totally legit. Just like my Frozen Eggnog Milkshake that’s my other favorite this time of year. And yeah…even the Peppermint Chip counts too. Anything that keeps me out of the drive through…

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Sugar Cookie Frosting

best sugar cookie icing

This basic sugar cookie frosting recipe is what I use every year for our big sugar cookie decorating shebang.  It’s super simple to make, and it can be tinted into a rainbow of colors, thinned out and painted on, or even piped through at tip for outlining or details.  It’s somewhere between a buttercream frosting…

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Sugar Cookie Icing

royal icing recipe

My favorite sugar cookie icing makes gorgeous “professional” looking cookies that stack and travel well. This icing recipe was given to me by my friend Donnah, who makes incredibly beautiful sugar cookies. I got to go to a class at her home with friends a couple of years back, and we made these snowflake sugar…

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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipes

Christmas sugar cookies

I have two easy sugar cookie recipes should have been posted here long ago.  The first is an instant gratification, no-chill sugar cookie version. The other is a chilled dough that also makes perfect cut cookies, AND at room temperature is the perfect consistency to use in a cookie press. This time of year, I…

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DIY Christmas Stockings from Sweaters


DIY Christmas stockings from sweaters was not an intentional goal.  But I only had 5 matching stockings, and our family had grown to 6. Naturally, I went shopping. Our dining room is a lovely shade of turquoise, with apple-green accents, and I really wanted something sort of neutral and natural for that room.  I found…

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