From the Pantry: Truvia Baking Blend (Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars)

Raspberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Recipe - Andrea Meyers

It’s the middle of January, and how are you doing on that resolution to get healthy and drop those holiday indulgence pounds? It’s hard to stick with it, believe me I know. I can keep up my exercise goals, but staying away from sweets is the most difficult part for me, especially after a month… 

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Best of 2012: Our Favorite Recipes

Andrea Meyers - Banana Maple Grits

I always enjoy looking back on our favorite recipes from the past year, the ones that we would make over and over again. Though there are often many—and this year was no different—I try to keep the list down to twelve. So here they are, our family’s favorite recipes from 2012. We hope you enjoy… 

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Cookies for Kids Cancer)

Andrea Meyers - Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Last Saturday we had a great time at a charity hockey game to raise money for our son’s special hockey team. The Arlington Fire Department competed against the Fairfax County Fire Department in a game played at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, and it was a lot of fun. All the coaches, parents, volunteers, and kids… 

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Our Top Five Favorite Christmas Cookies

Andrea Meyers - Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

The week after Thanksgiving, Monkey Boy asked me, “Mommy, is Thanksgiving over?” “Yes,” I answered. He jumped up and down and shouted, “That means it’s Cookie Season!” A boy after my own heart. In the spirit of Cookie–ahem–Christmas Season, we’re sharing our top five favorite Christmas cookies (with input from the whole family), and we… 

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Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies)

Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies) Recipe - Andrea Meyers

This is my final cookie in the Saveur Cookies We Love event, a spiced molded cookie from the Netherlands. Molded cookies are common in Europe and the tradition is often passed down through families along with the old wooden cookie molds. If you are fortunate you may even have an heirloom mold that’s been in… 

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Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles (Galletas con Chochitos)

Mexican Butter Cookies Recipe with Sprinkles (Galletas con Chochitos) - Andrea Meyers

My two younger boys will eat anything with sprinkles on it, whether it’s cookies, donuts, or ice cream, and they would probably even eat their spinach if I sprinkled some colorful jimmies on top. When they saw the photo of these colorful galletas con chochitos on the Saveur website, they immediately asked to make them…. 

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Basler Brunsli Cookies

Basler Brunsli Cookies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

As soon as Thanksgiving is over we start decorating for Christmas and baking cookies. For us Black Friday is more about decorating and baking than shopping as we’ve often finished our Christmas shopping by then. This year we had family visiting so the decorating and baking was put off, but we are catching up. Two… 

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