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Recipe Exchange

Do you like to participate in a Recipe Exchange with friends? Here are some of my favorite recipes that we shared in past years for a virtual recipe exchange. You’ll find tasty treats like Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding and savory recipes like this hearty bowl of Winter Minestrone Soup with Swiss Chard and Sausage, and tons of other ideas that are perfect for sharing with friends!

Spinach Feta Stuffing Balls [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

Typically I’m not much of an appetizer person. I’d rather bring a dessert to a Holiday potluck because that’s just more my style. I have a huge sweet tooth and I love to whip up desserts around the holidays. From the moment I tried these Spinach Stuffing Balls when I was over at my friend …

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Homemade Gift Idea: Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

Do you have a favorite vanilla recipe? I hope so, because that is what today’s Holiday Recipe Exchange theme is. While one might typically associate vanilla beans with baking, you can also use vanilla beans for homemade gifting ideas, which is what Jamie and I decided to share today. My Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub and …

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Pistachio Orange Crescent Cookies [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

I hope everyone had an enjoyable, delicious, fun-filled Thanksgiving. Now that we’ve gotten through that milestone of the 2011 Holiday season, we can start talking about Christmas cookies! One of our family’s favorite parts about December is baking and decorating Christmas cookies (and listening to Christmas music). Last year we added a new cookie to …

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Whipped Cranberry Butter

Whipped Cranberry Butter is a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving! I promised when I shared my recipe for Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish that I’d share some ideas for using leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving. I already showed you how to make these cute Bite Sized Mini Cranberry Walnut Tarts. Whipped Cranberry …

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Winter Minestrone Soup with Swiss Chard and Sausage [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

We’ve had a cold front come through here in the last week so I am in full on soup mode for our evening meals. I love a big bowl of soup on cold nights, even more so now that it’s dark at 5 pm – not my favorite thing about this time of year. Homemade …

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Orange Spice Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel

One of our new favorite treats for breakfast or an afternoon snack are these Orange Spice Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel. I love baking with fall spices. They’re so warm and cozy, especially on a cold and windy day like today, and make the house smell so nice. Today’s Holiday Recipe Exchange theme is just …

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