Christmas

Light Up the Night $1250 Cash Giveaway

Who wants the chance to win a huge chuck of cash to start off 2017 the right way? I joined forces with several other bloggers to light up the night with your change to win one of four big cash prizes! 3 lucky readers will win $400 USD through PayPal or Amazon gift card and […]

The Ultimate List of Wine and Cookie Pairings

Every year, we make dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies for gifts and parties. Our family is kind of known for it. My mom is the original cookie lady, but Jess and I are definitely cookie ladies in training. Since my mom works at a winery, and we all enjoy wine, we often gift a […]

Apple Cinnamon Sangria

It’s the perfect time of year for sangria! Most people think of sangria as a summery drink, but the truth is that you can tailor your sangria to the season by using different fruits, spices, wines, and alcohols. How about a nice apple cinnamon punch for the holidays? Added bonus: it looks really pretty on […]

Magical Disney Kitchen Gifts for Every Budget

My sister and I are unapologetic Disney nerds. One of my earliest memories was a trip to Disney World when I was 5, and I make a point to go every few years. My last trip in 2014 was with Jess – I think we are due for another Disney vacation again soon! Of course, […]

2016 #FBLCookieExchange Holiday Cookie Roundup

This is our first year running a holiday cookie exchange with Sarah from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. It’s been great meeting new bloggers and tasting delicious cookies! Here is the full list of recipes from the participating bloggers… not a bad cookie among them! An InLinkz Link-up If you’re a food blogger who wants to […]

Gluten-Free Frosted Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies #FBLCookieExchange

I love making piles of Christmas cookies every December! Every year, our blog participates in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but this years the organizers decided not to host a swap… so our #FoodBloggerLove group on Facebook decided to run of a swap of our own. Everyone donated money to charity as an “entry […]

Holiday Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s one of my favorite events of the year – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Every December, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen host this awesome event to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer. And […]

Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

When my sister and I were little, we used to look forward to Christmas cookie day. A few weeks before Christmas, we’d make rolled sugar cookies with our mom and grandma. I used to love cutting out the shapes and decorating the cookies with colored sprinkles. We’d make several dozen – and believe me, everyone […]

The Best Gingerbread Recipe Ever #fbcookieswap

When I was a kid, my aunt made gingerbread one year, and thus began my obsession. My mother is affectionately known as the “cookie lady” in our neighborhood because she makes these huge delicious cookie platters to give away around the holidays, but she never made gingerbread. She probably skipped it because she already made […]

Frosted Molasses Cookies

Do you like cookies that just melt in your mouth?  The Frosted Molasses Cookies have a wonderful molasses flavor and they can frosted and decorated for whatever season it is. These cookies are Jessica’s favorites. She came over to take some pictures so I sent some home with her. (Note from Jess: That container lasted about two seconds before […]

Button Christmas Balls

When I saw these Button Christmas Balls on Pinterest (originally from Just Me & Him…and her and him), I knew I had to make ’em. I mean, they’re so cute! And even though they are Christmas ball ornaments, you could use lots of different colors so they’d be perfect for any season. Imagine them in […]

DIY Windowpane Christmas Cards

We love to make our own cards here in the Boyer household. Actually, when I was younger, I used to spend much of my free time making cards and even selling them at local craft fairs! These days, I’ve retired from card-making as a business, but I do still enjoy sending handmade cards instead of […]

Christmas in July: The Giant List of Cookie Recipes

My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are […]