Cathy Pollak@noblepig

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It's super easy to take a store-bought item and make it into something festive for the holidays. Perfect for the holiday cookie tray.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2012/12/holiday-peanut-butter-filled-pretzels/


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Kind of ecstatic we haven't gotten any snow yet, but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying this Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate with Frozen Peppermint Whipped Cream. There is nothing like homemade hot cocoa. Give it a try!

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2014/12/peppermint-chocolate-whipped/


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Get your guests into the holiday spirit with a decked-out buffet table. This Christmas Antipasto Wreath is festive, fun and easy to put together.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2014/12/christmas-antipasto-wreath/


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"Families are like fudge, mostly sweet, with a few nuts." ~ Anonymous  If that heartfelt quote describes your loved ones to a T, then why not whip them up a batch of this NO-FAIL PISTACHIO and WALNUT FUDGE. It makes the perfect homemade gift.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2017/11/no-fail-pistachio-and-walnut-fudge/


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Because presents handmade with love are the best kind. Cross off everyone on your holiday list with this deliciously homemade Chai Ice Cream Syrup. Wrap it up in some cellophane with a set of ice cream bowls and spoons and you have a heartfelt gift everyone will love.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2009/12/chai-concentrate-for-giving/


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Sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, Meyer lemons are the jewel of citrus season. This MEYER LEMON COFFEE CAKE has a spicy bergamot fragrance that tastes and smells more like an herb or a spice. It's absolutely fantastic with that crumb topping. A must try for Sunday morning.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2012/12/meyer-lemon-coffee-cake/


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I can be a little bit lazy when it comes to kneading bread dough. I just want the dough to rise and make itself! Luckily, these NO-KNEAD ONION ROLLS satisfy my requirement for skipping that cumbersome step. These make perfect slider buns too.

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2011/10/no-knead-onion-rolls/


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Happy Sunday! I've been working on my latte game here at home. I ve definitely got my foam down, still working on that perfect cup of espresso. However, I wish I could achieve the same type of foam structure I get with whole milk when using almond milk. Still trying! If anyone has any almond milk foam tips, I'd love to hear them! It sure would cut down on the calories of these magical lattes.

McMinnville, Oregon
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It's the day after Thanksgiving and you're finally awake from your post-Thanksgiving Day slumber. Are you going to use your leftover turkey for a bubbly, cheesy casserole or transform your leftover mashed potatoes into a cheesy potato soup? I'm dying to know.


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Having an extra Thanksgiving feast this weekend and don't want to make another pie? These Pumpkin Pie Bites with Gingerbread Streusel are a quick and delicious alternative. Happy Thanksgiving!

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2017/11/pumpkin-pie-bites-with-gingerbread-streusel/


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Do you set your table days before a party or not at all? Do you stick with a theme? Match everything or not? Has your Thanksgiving table been set for a week? A day? Would love to know your best tips for setting a table ahead of the game.


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Lighten your stress-load by making this Make-Ahead Turkey (Thanksgiving) Gravy for your holiday celebration. It can be made a couple of days ahead of your meal. Gravy anxiety is real!

Recipe: https://noblepig.com/2009/11/make-ahead-turkey-thanksgiving-gravy/


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