Peanut Butter Chai Cookies

Peanut Butter Chai Cookies_Real HousemomsI know that Fridays are usually our Happy Hour days but this Friday I”m making an exception to bring you the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap.  This year Stacey and I got to co-host with Julie from White Lights on Wednesday and Rachel from I Heart My Disorganized Life.  It’s been so much fun.  Christmas is the best for so many, many reasons but one of them is baking!  I love to bake and try new recipes but if I baked as much as I’d like any other time of year my husband and friends would wonder if something were wrong.  You can really make the season fun with sweet baked treats.   My youngest son loves to bake with me.  I found the [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip & Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Chip and Peppermint Biscotti_Real Housemoms

It’s that time again!  Time for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  Last year was our first year.  Here’s how it works.  Food Bloggers from all over, sign up and in the process we donate money to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  This year our donations were matched by the awesome sponsors of the event shown below and the goal of $10,000 was surpassed!!!  Yay!  We helped to raise [Read more...]

Salted Pretzel & Caramel Fudge

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Fudge.  It’s been on my mind since Thanksgiving ended.  I’ve never made fudge before.  I’m not saying I haven’t made it in a while, I mean, I’ve NEVER made fudge before.  I’m not sure why, I’ve eaten plenty of fudge in my time though.  I’m not sure what my hang up was.  It always seemed time consuming to me but I really couldn’t have been more wrong.  I will try to make a classic batch of fudge sometime [Read more...]

Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

Gingerbread Pancakes with lemon syrup Real Housemoms


A couple of years ago we were still in Arizona and my parents had come to town for Thanksgiving.  I decided to take advantage of the entire family being together and have a tree decorating party.  I wanted to make a special breakfast that screamed Christmas so I made these Gingerbread pancakes with Lemon Syrup.  They are so delicious.  The lemon syrup is the perfect balance to the gingerbread pancakes.  They really [Read more...]

Molasses Sugar Cookies

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These Christmas cookies are my all time favorite!  They scream Christmas to me.  They have the flavors of a ginger snap but they’re slightly chewy and soft!!!  I made my first batch of the season yesterday and they were gone by dinner!!  I like to eat fresh cookies and I like a variety of different cookies to snack on so my game plan every year is to find cookie doughs that can be refrigerated for  a couple [Read more...]