Favorite Holiday Recipes

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

~~posted by Jen Nik’s Southwestern Scramble In my family we have a tradition of waking up early on Christmas morning, opening gifts, and then enjoying a nice breakfast together as a family. I know that is pretty common in most families. You want a delicious meal for your family that won’t blow YOUR plan, but how to do that without …

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BF Crafty Corner: Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

~~posted by Jen Well it’s the night before the day before the night before Christmas, and all is frantic in my world. Even though my family is 1300 miles away, I have lots of local friends who are like family that I spend time over the holidays with. One of my best friends from work very graciously invited me to …

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BF Top 5: Winning Christmas Side Dishes

~by Nikki In my family, Christmas dinner isn’t exactly dinner. It’s more like a compilation of appetizers. We have a very laid back holiday tradition. The divas and I open presents at home, then we trek to my mom’s house where we open presents there, watch movies and eat…all while never getting out of our pajamas (we literally drive there …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cook or Foodie

~~posted by Jen Still finishing up the last minute items on your list for the holiday shopping? Me, too! Missing so much work this year, my finances aren’t as stellar as I wish they were. But that’s ok! I made lots of the “extra” gifts this year, like the Soup In A Jar and Romantic Dinner In A Basket. Those …

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One Shake, Three Ways: Protein Egg Nog

  It’s that time again, kids! Time to be merry and cheery and all that wonderful jazz!   I must admit I LOVE Christmas. My family has more traditions than you can shake a stick at but we mostly just love being together.   Part of my holidays of yesteryear was a cup of rich, delicious eggnog. But nowadays, unless …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas–Jen’s Fave Things

~~posted by Jen Santa can you hear me? Santa? I had to y’all, sorry for the Yentl flashback. I do love me some Babs, though. S’anyway! A couple weeks back on her birthday, Nik shared her “Top 5 Favorite Things” that are on her Christmas wishlist. So today, it’s my turn!  No, this is not a “Dear BF readers, please buy me …

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Holiday Party Post-op WLS Style

~~posted by Jen Submitted by our pal Christine S, she made Nik’s pumpkin roll cake. ‘Tis the season! Lots of shopping, busy schedules, running hither and yon trying to get it all done. Sound familiar? Of course at some point in the next few weeks, you’re expected to have some guests over to your house for drinks and nibbles, or …

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BF Top 5: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fashionista

~~posted by Jen Is it over yet? I don’t know about you, but I personally will be GLAD when the holiday season is over and done with. I’m still looking for my “Christmas Spirit,” so if any of you happen across it, please send it back to me! That could be the reason I am making so many Christmas crafts lately, …

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BF Crafty Corner: Simple Holiday Wreath

~~posted by Jen The finished bow wreath hanging on my front door Don’t laugh at me about this, ok? I know it might seem a bit ghetteaux fabulous to some folks,  but I thought it was cute. It’s definitely an inexpensive decoration, doesn’t take much time to make, and it would be a great project the kids could help out …

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