Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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5 Recipes for Christmas Morning

What I shared on Parade Magazine‘s blog this week:  5 Breakfast Treats Festive Enough for Christmas Morning, including this delicious recipe for Creme Brulee French Toast!

5 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Should Make This Year 600

I also shared this one:  5 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Should Make This Year!  All of my favorites in one place…

Culinary Covers Dec 17

There have been some SWEET things happening on my Culinary Covers blog lately!
CHOCOLATE PRETZEL PECAN PIE: (sounds strange, but Mmmm!)
SALT -N- PEPPER SANDWICH COOKIES :(these sounds like an unusual must-try)
FESTIVE NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE: (this one is a major stunner)

Here’s a surprise stunt that an airline pulled on its passengers- a holiday surprise!!  This is totally a MUST- WATCH.  I’ll give you ten bucks if it doesn’t make you teary.  I absolutely loved watching this.  Oh yeah, just kidding about the ten bucks, but you seriously should be very touched after seeing this one!

Mint Chocolate Muddy Buddies
Here’s the latest recipe from my 12-year old son- RecipeBoy:  MINT CHOCOLATE MUDDY BUDDIES!  He has been super busy with middle school homework and sports this year, so he hasn’t been able to post as much as he used to.  In any case, these Muddy Buddies were delicious- we gobbled all of them up already!

FoodieCrush Holiday Magazine

One of my favorite blogging friends- Heidi of FoodieCrush puts together an amazing seasonal magazine, and she has just published the HOLIDAY edition.  It’s FULL of cookie recipes and all kinds of other fun stuff.
Check it out online for free here > FOODIECRUSH HOLIDAY MAGAZINE

Blogs to Follow Dec 17

#1:  BARBARA BAKES:  Barbara blogs from Utah- she shares fabulous family-friendly recipes.  I’ve known her FOREVER… one of the first food blogs I started following many years ago!  Her latest post:  Chocolate Banana Crepes
#2:  MOM ON TIMEOUT:  Trish blogs from California- she shares recipes, kid crafts and DIY projects.   Her blog is beautiful and well-done.  Her latest post:  62 Peppermint Recipes
#3:  NUTMEG NANNY:  Brandy blogs from Ohio- she shares… everything from cocktails to desserts to appetizers to meals on her blog, and her photography is AMAZING.  Her latest post:  2013 Holiday Gift Guide
#4:  COMPLETELY DELICIOUS:  Annalise blogs from Utah (yes, there are a lot of Utah bloggers!)- she shares anything delicious, and she especially loves desserts.  Her latest post:  
Frosted Brownie Cut-Outs

Chocolate Swirl Bread 10

Over on the KitchenAid blog today, I’m showing you how to make this delicious CHOCOLATE SWIRL BREAD… with a little tip for the rising stage of the recipe.

Giveaways Dec. 17

In case you slept in or were off the computer last weekend… I have a couple of really cool GIVEAWAYS going on right now!
#1:  MY FAVORITE THINGS + an iPAD GIVEAWAY:  There are two giveaways in one going on with this one.  The first is to enter for a giveaway of some of my favorite things… and if you enter that giveaway, you’re also entered to win the grand prize of an Apple iPad Air!
#2:  DELALLO FOODS GIVEAWAY:  $150+ worth of products from the most fabulous Italian food brand on the market!

Book Recs Dec. 17
Here are some last-minute gift ideas- I believe Amazon is offering a free trial “Prime” membership for December, so you can still get these gifts delivered in just 2 days!
HUMANS OF NEW YORK:  I absolutely love this human-interest book full of photographs.  It’s a great coffee table book, and I like that it is not gigantic!
THE ORPHAN TRAIN:  My Mom is reading this novel and is absolutely loving it. It will be my next purchase when I can find time to read a book!  And Oh-My-Gosh the KINDLE is only $49 today!
365 SLOW COOKER SUPPERS:  This is a great gift for the busy person in your life.  I’m thinking it would make a nice gift alongside MY FAVORITE SLOW COOKER too!
THE CRAFT BEER COOKBOOK:  For the beer lover in your life.  Maybe a HOME BREW KIT too?
THE ULTIMATE PANINI PRESS COOKBOOK:  A lot of wonderful ideas for making panini’s at home- and maybe a PANINI PRESS too!
KIDS COOKING MADE EASY:  A great way to get kids involved in the kitchen is to get them a cookbook- and maybe a CUTE APRON too!

Cable Knit Candles
I’ve been eyeing these cute Sparkle Cable Knit Candles from Pottery Barn.  They’re so cute for winter, and they’d make a cozy-cute gift too!

Swedish Flame
And finally… I spotted this cool idea on Pinterest:  This is called a swedish flame > make your cuts like you’re cutting cake. leave about 6 inches at the base. throw some fuel oil in there. (about a cap full) and it burns up to two to three hours.  I love this idea!

Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday next week!!

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Tracy wrote:

    This is awesome, I just got some great ideas for a couple of gifts! Thanks:)

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    I love when you post these round-ups! I look forward to them every week!

    Full disclosure: i didn’t watch the Westjet video. I’ve had enough feel-good, teary-eyed moments for the day. It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🙂

  • Joan@Chocolate and More wrote:

    Dear Santa, I want those Cable knit Candles and a chain saw so I can cut my log like the one above!

    Always love these posts Lori!

  • Joanne San S. wrote:

    Thanks for sharing the video. It’s great to know that Westjet has such a big heart and such wonderful employees. What great P.R. that they deserve.

  • Alicia wrote:

    I LOVE reading through these posts of yours… thank you for sharing. Also, I can’t wait to read the Orphan Train too. It is next in the book club list and I’m really looking forward to it.

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade wrote:

    I know I should be commenting on the food but those candles are beautiful! I also love the fact that your son blogs. My daughter, who is 13, helps with my blog by keeping my instagram up to date (she’s an expert) and suggesting recipes!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) wrote:

    I LOVE those cozy looking candles!

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    Another great collection of stuff for me to check out. That swedish flame? WHOA.

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

    Love the WestJet video too. How cool is that company. I’d also love to try one of each recipe in your breakfast roundup. Thank you so much for the sweet shout out. I didn’t realize mine was one of the first blogs you started to follow. So fun to see how far we’ve come.