Blogger Christmas Cookie Exchange

My husband and I have been working for 30 days straight on our crazy remodel (more on that later).  We needed an excuse to take a break from the work wheel.  An invite to Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom's Cookie Exchange was timely and the excuse we needed! After making the Dulce de Leche Bacon, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Magic Bars, I wrapped them up and headed to the party with my family in tow!  We were warmly greeted by Laura's daughter and placed our mitten donations in the basket.  Laura was donating gloves to a local … [Read more...]

Dulce le Leche, Bacon, Chocolate Magic Bar Recipe

We have had an amazing Cookie Exchange!  We are so honored to have so many talented guests, from all over the world, pull up a chair at our Table and share their favorite cookie recipes!  Not only has there been a variety of recipes, but also a beautiful array of stories, memories and feelings about what the holidays hold for each of our guests.  We want to thank them all for taking the time to share with us!  And, we can't wait to make these recipes for our families! In the midst of our virtual Cookie Exchange, I was invited … [Read more...]

Coffee Kisses Cookies

We are so happy to have Rosa sharing her recipe all the way from her beautiful Geneva countryside village situated in the French speaking part of Switzerland.   Her blog is filled with delicious eats as well as beautiful photography of nature.   Some of her loves include music, nature, cats, books and films which can all be found on her blog Rosa's Yummy Yums.  We're so glad to have her join us at our table! ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** For me Christmas is synonymous with cookies, cocooning, good food and birthday … [Read more...]

Italian Christmas Biscotti & Baci Di Dama Cookies

As soon as we got on twitter one of the first twitter "handles" to catch our eye was @lifesafeast.  We knew right away we had found a kindred spirit.  Our American friend, Jamie writes her blog from France where she lives with her husband and sons.  She is a Contributing Blogger for Huffington Post Food and a co-founder of the new From Plate to Page Workshops for food bloggers.  She nourishes her soul with food, baking, sharing and writing.  Those who visit her blog, Lifes A Feast will be filled with her stories and feast on her … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip & Strawberry Shortbread Streusel Bars

Today we are happy to have Deeba who resides in India to share at our table!  Deeba shares her love of photography, recipe development, nature and travel on her blog Passionate About Baking.  Having Deeba share at our table reminds us that gathering at the table to savor a morsel whether in-real-life or "virtually", truly brings us together.  ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** "The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love, for those you are cooking for." Sophia Loren There’s something very joyful about … [Read more...]

Nancuts~Nankatai Cookies

Today we are welcoming Ria, from Ria's Collection to our table!  This is Ria's first snow and first Christmas in the U.S. so we are especially happy to have her join us!   Chris Ann met Ria at one of LoveFeast Table's BlogLove, blogger networking events in Minneapolis.  Today Ria is going to share with us a cookie familiar to her memories of India!  You can find more delicious treats on her blog! ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** Ihave never baked so much in so little time. Phew! That was a LOT of baking happening in … [Read more...]

Almond Lace Cookies

Today we are so happy to welcome our long time friend Michelle to our table.  Michelle is a new blogger, with a desire to share her gluten free culinary adventures and the love of food with family and friends.  Her goal at Gluten Free Fix is to share easy to create, beautiful and delicious recipes.  Word on the street is that her baking is amazing!  We are delighted to have her join us at our table!  ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** Before I begin,  I just wanted to share with you all how amazing Chris Ann and Kristin are.  … [Read more...]

Holiday Nutmeg Stick Cookies

Today's guest blogger is actually from the home design & garden niche of blogging.  Today we welcome Kristen, from High Heels and a Hammer to our table!  We happen to personally know Kristen!  She was in Chris Ann's wedding 20 years ago, as Maid-of-Honor!   We also know that besides swinging a hammer in cute shoes, her home is filled with memories and recipes to share! ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** Happy Holidays!  I’m Kristen from High Heels and a Hammer and I am both thrilled and honored to have been asked by Chris … [Read more...]

Almond Triangle Cookies

Today we would like to welcome Minnesota blogger, Stephanie Meyer, to our table!  Stephanie is a cook, writer, and photographer.  She writes about simple, fresh home cooking on her blog, Fresh Tart, and for Minnesota Monthly magazine’s Dara & Company blog.  We are so happy to have her share a cookie recipe today! ****** First, I should confess up front - I don't bake much.  I enjoy a good cookie as much as the next girl, but I've always preferred the salty over the sweet.  Add a recent gluten-intolerance diagnosis, … [Read more...]

Aunt Ethel’s Sugar Cookies

Today we invite Heidi, from Heidi's Recipes to join us at the table!  Heidi is a talented kitchen cook who knows how to keep her family, friends and kitchen warmed with hospitality.  Through the years we've enjoyed everything from iced tea to sugar cookies at her real life table!  Today we are so glad to have her and Aunt Ethel join us at our "virtual" table! ~Chris Ann & Kristin ****** Although I have no idea who Ethel is, I do know that her sugar cookie recipe is a part of the family.  In December of 1982 when my … [Read more...]