Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake

Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake looks gorgeous, tastes scrumptious, and even freezes beautifully!  Make it ahead of time for a holiday breakfast that’s ready in a snap.Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake looks gorgeous, tastes scrumptious, and even freezes beautifully! Make it ahead of time for a holiday breakfast that's ready in a snap.

 

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Well here we are right in the thick of holiday season, and that means hosting larger than average groups of friends and family.  We just had Thanksgiving at our home, and while we love hosting parties with lots of food, it’s a lot of work.  I even took to scheduling our cooking schedule for the big day in an Excel file to keep track of everything.  Laugh if you want, but we had everything ready at the same time!  Anyway, one thing that certainly helps take some of the stress away is to make food ahead of time, and this recipe for cherry lattice coffee cake is perfect either as an easy weekday breakfast for guests or to complement your fancy brunch gathering.

This Cherry Lattice Coffee Cake looks gorgeous, tastes scrumptious, and even freezes beautifully! Make it ahead of time and have your holiday breakfast ready in a snap.

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Amish Potato Rolls (Make-Ahead Recipe)

Amish Potato Rolls are the most tender, flavorful rolls you’ll ever try, perfect for serving with a holiday feast.  Even better, you can make the dough the day before you bake them! Amish Potato Rolls are the most tender, flavorful rolls you'll ever try, perfect for serving with a holiday feast. Even better, you can make the dough the day before you bake them!

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Is any holiday meal complete without rolls?  Everyone I’ve ever met – EVERYONE – wants to eat rolls with dinner, including those who claim they’re “watching their carbs” and “kale is healthier” and “cauliflower tastes almost like bread.”  Yup, even those people secretly want to eat a nice chewy, warm, cozy roll slathered in butter.  True story.  It’s just human nature.

Yet many people find rolls a little tricky to bake.  Whether it’s the time it takes to let the rolls rise, or whether it’s juggling kitchen space during a Thanksgiving baking spree, rolls sometimes fall by the wayside.  THIS IS WRONG, PEOPLE!  Bring back the rolls!  And there’s a simple way to fit them into your Thanksgiving or Christmas or other holiday schedule without any stress at all.  Enter: the make-ahead roll.  These Amish potato rolls are the best recipe I’ve found to relieve your holiday stress while making everyone happy.

Oh, and let’s be clear.  This is not one of those recipes that sacrifices taste and flavor for ease of preparation.  Hand on my heart, Amish potato rolls are honestly the most luscious rolls I’ve ever eaten in my life.  They’re just dense enough to be super-satisfying, without being heavy at all.   The secret ingredient to these perfectly moist rolls?  Mashed potato.

Mind.  Blown. Amish Potato Rolls are the most tender, flavorful rolls you'll ever try, perfect for serving with a holiday feast. Even better, you can make the dough the day before you bake them!

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The “Tread Gingerly” Cocktail + November Degustabox

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I don’t know what is, but I swear that our friends at Degustabox are sending us food more frequently than once a month. It seems like there’s always a new box of goodies sitting on our front step when I get home. Here’s the month’s highlights…PLUS a bonus recipe for a brand spanking new cocktail called the “Tread Gingerly.”  PLUS a deal on setting up your own Degustabox subscription!

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Small Batch Pizza Rolls + Cookbook GIVEAWAY!

Small Batch Pizza Rolls from the new “Baking for Two” cookbook are the easiest way to satisfy your pizza craving without going TOO far overboard!  

Small Batch Pizza Rolls from the new "Baking for Two" cookbook are the easiest way to satisfy your pizza craving without going TOO far overboard!

I’ll eat pizza any-which-way it comes.  Grilled pizza, baked pizza, thin crust, thick crust…but I hadn’t tried it in a roll.  UNTIL NOW.  Spoiler alert: it’s amazing.

We were super lucky to get a sneak peek at the new “Baking for Two” cookbook from Tracy over at Baking Mischief. If you guys aren’t following her blog, well, hop to it!  She puts together amazing recipes that generally serve one or two people, which is perfect for Ross and me.  Don’t get me wrong, there are few things as satisfying as baking a three-layer cake, but we do end up bringing a lot of leftovers to the office.  (Yeah, not to brag, but we’re pretty popular with our co-workers.)  “Baking for Two” solves that “problem,” and when we started browsing, we knew the pizza rolls were the perfect place to start.  And to share the love, we’re giving away TWO copies of the book to you guys!  Keep on reading to learn more…

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Argentine Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Criolla

Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

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Flank steak might just be my favorite cut of beef.  I mean, I like a good ribeye, and some preparations of brisket are just divine, but for cooking at home, I just really like flank steak.  I think it’s got great texture and flavor, and it’s perfect for the grill, which is my favorite way to cook, as it doesn’t heat up the house and there isn’t much in the way of dishes.  Even in the winter, you can find me on the deck with my favorite recipes grilling away – and this recipe for Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is definitely one of my favorites.  With the beef, you have a salty-sweet-garlicky rub that combines with the fresh flavors of the Salsa Criolla (the lesser know cousin to Argentine chimichurri) to make an extremely flavorful – and relatively easy – dinner.Argentine Grilled Flank Steak is an easy make-ahead dinner, with a salty-sweet rub that sits on the steak overnight before a quick grilling.  The flavor-packed Salsa Criolla puts it over the top!

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