Friday Links | 12.19.14

Topgolf in Tampa!

It's the last Friday before Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I was a kid, I loved Christmas, even though I learned early on that Santa isn't real and was heartbroken for a solid 24 hours. Then, there was something about waking up on Christmas morning in 90 degree weather that was pretty disheartening as I grew older, although I have never seen snow (my visit to North Dakota when I was 2 years old doesn't count) and have lived in Tampa my whole life and therefore don't know how anything except a hot Christmas feels like (it feels like summer). But now, especially this year, without real reason, ...

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National Hard Candy Day | Peanut Brittle

National Hard Candy Day | Peanut Brittle

It's National Hard Candy Day! Do you know what that means?! Time for sugar comas! I wish I could say this was the last 'candy' day of the year, but sadly, it's not. We still have a handful, even. Good job on the part of the food holidays for making eating healthy impossible. Ah well. ...

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National Vanilla Cupcake Day | Vanilla Cupcake for One

National Cupcake Day | Almond Cupcake for One

You've seen these pictures before, that's for sure. I posted them for National Vanilla Cupcake Day when, you guessed it, I made a vanilla cupcake. I say a vanilla cupcake because one of these are vanilla frosting and the other with almond. Yum! Same recipe, slightly different ...

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Maple Sugar Cookies

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies with Maple Frosting

One thing that reminds me of the holiday season, for some reason, is maple. I feel so cozy and homey eating anything with maple syrup - french toast, maple candies, pancakes, waffles, and even, cookies. That's right. I made these lovely maple sugar cookies recently for the fourth annual ...

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cocktails!

This is a sponsored post with foodie.com, but I really do like to indulge in holiday cocktails! Christmas is just 11 days away, can you believe it?! Eeeee! One of the things I love most about the holidays are the cocktails that come along with them. Lots of eggnog and peppermint, two ...

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