December Detox Salad

December Detox SaladIf you follow me on social media, you've probably heard me whining about having the flu this past week. I rarely get sick (one of the many benefits of working from home), so when I do, I'm a miserable bundle of pitifulness. Not to toot my own horn (okay, a little bit—toot), but I kinda have a rockstar immune system. It wasn't always that way. I used to get sick all the time, but a switch to a healthier lifestyle—eating better, staying. . .
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The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip CookiesI did a lot of debating over which cookie should close out the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. I thought maybe I should do something über decadent and overly-rich. My husband suggested I take the best elements out of the best cookies from the series and mash them into one cookie (ha!). But in the end, the classic, delicious, totally perfect chocolate chip cookie won the anchor leg. I know there are about as many ways to make a chocolate. . .
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Nutella Crunch Cookies

Nutella Crunch CookiesI have to admit—I'm kinda running out of things to say about cookies. This is cookie #11, and the only thoughts running through my head at this point are, "COOKIES GOOD. EAT." Spoken, of course, in Cookie Monster's voice. What, Cookie Monster isn't the voice inside your head? Just me? It's really unfortunate that I can't drum up anything more eloquent to say about these Nutella cookies, because they deserve my absolute best write-up. They are absolutely delicious. They're like if. . .
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Clementine and Clove Spritz Cookies

Clementine and Clove Spritz CookiesI've done a lot of hating on crunchy cookies over the past few weeks. It's no secret that my preference is for chewy, gooey, soft cookies, but I do have a soft spot (hard spot?) in my heart for one crunchy cookie—the sweet, delicate, adorable spritz cookie. I think part of why I love spritz cookies so much is that they are just so darn fun to make. I pull out my cookie press exactly once a year, but it. . .
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Mint-Chocolate Marble Cookies

Mint Chocolate Marble CookiesYou know how when you were a kid, and you were playing with Play-Doh, it took pretty much every ounce of willpower you had not to swirl all the colors together and make a beautiful ball of bright colors? And pretty much the only reason you didn't do it is because you knew your Mom wouldn't buy you any new Play-Doh and by swirling the colors together, you were essentially making the Play-Doh totally useless for any future projects? For all. . .
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Chewy Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Double Chocolate Espresso CookiesWell, those Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar Cookies and Sugar Cookies were a nice little jaunt into the world of cakey cookies, weren't they? But let's get back to the really good stuff. Nice, chewy, tender, soft cookies. The way cookies should be. Especially if they are double chocolate and spiked with espresso powder. Oh what a cookie, what a cookie, what a mighty good cookie. I've never been a regular coffee drinker (mostly because the caffeine doesn't agree with me), but. . .
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Perfect Frosted Sugar Cookies

Perfect Frosted Sugar CookiesI know there are a lot of sugar cookie recipes floating around out there. And I know you probably have a tried-and-true sugar cookie recipe passed down from your great-great-grandma. But I'm telling you, you can throw those all in the trash, because this is the perfect sugar cookie recipe for cutouts. I've been using this recipe for years, and it has never ever failed me (in fact, this recipe is already on the blog, but I figured it's such. . .
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Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar Cookies

Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar CookiesWe should probably just call December "Bourbon Month on Back to Her Roots," because if you've been paying attention, this is my third bourbon-spiked recipe this month. Apparently, when I think of Christmas, I think of bourbon. You can blame the fact that I live 30 minutes from Kentucky (and that I was born there), or, you can just blame it on the fact that I love me some holiday cheer. It's interesting, because I actually don't drink much bourbon,. . .
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