12 Days of Christmas Cookies – Snicker-doodles with Gina Morando

For today’s post, I reached out to my oldest friend, Gina. When I first met Gina she was a 14 year old that didn’t have the slightest clue how to cook (she used to joke that she didn’t know you had to take the soup out of the can to cook it!), but she has blossomed into one of the finest I know! She bakes literally a dozen pies each Thanksgiving, just for people she loves! This past year, she has begun her own small business. I am so proud of her for taking this leap of faith, and if taste has anything to do with it, she’ll be a huge success! If you get a chance, check out her Instagram account, @BakedbyG, but be prepared to start drooling at the sight of her delicacies!

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies – Angeletti Cookies with Shannon Varroney

Today I am excited to welcome by dear friend Shannon to my page! I have been enjoying Shannon’s out of this world baking for a long while now, and it was about time I asked her to share her secrets with the internet! She came over the other night to bake these with me, and even taught me a few tricks!

Below is her family’s recipe for Angeletti cookies!

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

I have long watched as blogs and Pinterest alike have recommended overnight casseroles. It’s not that I haven’t ever had the desire to try them. It’s more that I never saw a need. I love cooking in the morning, and the idea that I would just pop something in the oven with no effort in the morning ruined the fun for me a little bit. We have some guests staying with us later this week, though, and suddenly, I felt a desperate need to try one! Continue reading “Overnight French Toast Casserole”