12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 7: [Recipe] Maple Dijon Green Beans

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Maple dijon green beans – a very simple recipe and a favourite in our house. Three happy diners sitting around the table, just four ingredients, and about five minutes.

I have been so excited about posting this recipe – it really is absolutely delicious, and just so simple. We default to using this recipe for our supper side dish all the time. We had them just a couple of nights ago and my husband asked me if I thought we could put the sauce on other vegetables too – that’s how much we like this recipe.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 6: [Recipe] Wow! Butter Rolo Cookie Cups

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Wow butter cookie dough, day 2!

Remember that fantastic cookie dough we mixed up yesterday? It was great, wasn’t it? Here’s how that dough does double duty.

You’ll only need one or two extra ingredients to completely switch up yesterday’s wow! butter sparkle cookies – mini rolo pieces, and semi sweet chocolate chips (if you’d like). You’ll also need a mini muffin tin.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 5: [Recipe] Wow! Butter (or Peanut Butter) Sparkle Cookies

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One dough. Two cookies. That’s the super versatile time saver I’m offering you the next couple of days.

First up – a wow (or peanut) butter sparkle cookie. This cookie is part sugar cookie, part peanut (or wow) butter cookie. These cookies disappear quicker than any other cookie I bake at home. They’re also really quick to mix up and the recipe is quite easy to remember. I don’t even have to look it up anymore.

We use Wow! butter at our house, and it works beautifully in place of traditional creamy peanut butter in these cookies. We’re so used to wow butter now that we don’t notice anyway, but I’m not even sure you could tell the difference at all. It is completely interchangeable with peanut butter in this recipe. Whether you use wow butter or peanut butter, be sure not to use the natural kind – this recipe needs the creamy, sugar-added kind.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas, Day 4: [Recipe] Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Although we are enjoying a warmer than usual December here in the Canadian Maritimes, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a nice warming soup on a cool day. We are fresh out of an overnight power outage and a nasty storm, and this squash soup is a great way for us to warm up today.

This roasted squash soup came about because I had a beautiful butternut squash to use and a craving for a thick, creamy soup. It is packed full of vegetables and is thickened with yogurt, which adds a bit of tang and a lot less fat than using heavy cream to thicken the soup.

If you’d prefer to use curry powder in place of the thyme, I think that would be wonderful. If you try it, please let me know how your soup turns out.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 3: [Recipe] Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Mmm, a warm coffee cake. Comforting. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee on a winter’s morning.

My husband loves coffee cake, and this one is no slouch. This makes a great breakfast or brunch item, or just a fantastic snack. I plan on enjoying some while sitting in front of my Christmas tree this holiday season.

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