Fruitcake icebox cookies for a traveling holiday — Gourmandistan

Gourmandistan will be on the move for the upcoming holiday season. With stops planned in Madisonville, Memphis and Jackson before pushing on to New Orleans, Michelle wanted some sweets that could survive the trip, were good enough to gift, and non-messy enough for snacks on the road. Along with a few other selections (do not…

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Italy’s Easter Eggs & Easter Friday

In Italy, there are no Easter egg hunts, no marshmallow Peeps and definitely no jelly beans. Instead, there are chocolate eggs — massive, elaborately decorated, beautifully wrapped chocolate Easter eggs that fill shop windows across the country. The sweet treats are considered Italians’ food gift of choice at this time of year; each one comes…

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Guest Chef Christmas Cookie Exchange! Dolores’ Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Here’s a buttery twist to an all-time classic recipe. The addition of brown sugar and butterscotch pudding not only adds a wonderful depth of flavor, but a special softness to the texture as well. Santa will love a taste test after his descent from your chimney top–remember the milk!  The dunk is fantastic!…

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Friendship Soup Another Last Minute Gift Idea

Friendship Soup This is a dry soup mix packed with split peas, pearl parley, lentils, onion flakes, barley and macaroni. Just add tomato paste, diced tomato, ground beef, and garlic for a rich and flavorful soup. Makes a wonderful gift! Layer in 1 Quart Jar… Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry split peas 1/3 cup beef bouillon…

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