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In My Kitchen – January 2018

It’s a new year and a fresh start with blogging.  Maybe I’ll finally find time to do what I would like with the blog this year.  Until then it’s always fun to start the year off with an In My Kitchen post, hosted by the wonderful Sherry.

The obvious place to begin is with Christmas gifts.  As always I received several gifts related to the kitchen.  First off are two cookbooks from the boys (though they deny it since Daddy did the shopping for them)!  The recipes and photos in both books are drool worthy and I can’t wait to get cooking/baking.

Smitten Kitchen Cookbooks

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Candy Cane Scones

Candy Cane Scones

I am finally feeling human again and able to eat some food so it was time for a holiday bake. Jack and Ewan have their holiday program tonight so why not let them have a special holiday treat as an after school snack.

One of my favorite holiday flavor combinations is chocolate and peppermint. There is just something about it the screams Christmas to me. Growing up what kid didn’t love candy canes?!

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

As I mentioned before I am now a little hooked on gingerbread paired with orange. This is my version of a dessert we had on Thanksgiving at The Biltmore Estate. What better way to say Merry Christmas than with a snow topped chocolate gingerbread bundt cake?

This is my favorite bundt pan for the holidays. It reminds me of a snow topped European building once the powdered sugar is sprinkled on top. It’s so simple and festive.

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