Sweet And Crumby

Baking, a Love Story


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A Christmas Cookie Gifts Game Plan and Ginger Crinkles (GF and AP Versions)

If you are on my Christmas Cookie box delivery list then lucky you, and if you aren’t, you may want to start sending some bribes my way. I always accept bribes, usually in the form of compliments; I am a total compliment whore. Yeah, that’s right, I said it and my previous PG rating for Sweet and Crumby (S&C for those cool kids in the know) just went down the tubes. Sigh.

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce-d Bread Pudding {With Dark Chocolate and Brandy}

Raise your hand if you still have a few extra dinner rolls and some bright and tart cranberry sauce from the Big Day? Then you have most certainly come to the right place. I love homemade cranberry sauce, and eat it with gusto on Turkey day, BUT, somehow I always end up with a hefty Tupperware container of extra sauce and there are so many delicious ways you can use it. One doozy of a way to elevate this already bangin’ sauce and to finally use up those going stale dinner rolls is to make a dark chocolate and cranberry sauced bread pudding. There is nothing left-over feeling about this boozy and blinged out dessert and nothing will be going to waste in your kitchen.

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The S&C Annual, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Postings”

This is my FOURTH year of blogging and time for my now annual “These Are A Few of My Favorite Postings” (for my previous attempts, click here or here).

I have a strange obsession with The Sound of Music so I urge you to sing along as you read this and please forgive the rather crude missteps in my unpoetic rhythm and rhyme.

Peppermint Cupcakes And Quaint Cookie Mittens
Crisp Scottish Shortbread, I’m totally smitten.
Homemade Chai Spice Mix tied up in strings
These are a few of my favorite postings!

Tart Chocolate Orange Cakes and Crisp Apple Strudels
Gingerbread Spice Loaves  and Brodo with Noodles
Cranberries tucked into Spiked Bread Puddings
These are a few of my favorite postings!

Gorgeous Stuffed Grape leaves inhaled by the masses
Hazlenut Martinis make us fall on our a**es
Golden, soft Challah with fancy braidings
These are a few of my favorite postings!

When the Pie Burns!
When Souffles Flop!
When I’m Feeling Sad…
I simply remember my favorite postings,
And then I don’t feel so bad!

Happy New Year to all and may 2014 bring a quieter earth, a more peaceful existence and much happiness.


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A Christmas Cookie Gifts Game Plan and Ginger Crinkles

If you are on my Christmas Cookie box delivery list then lucky you, and if you aren’t, you may want to start sending some bribes my way. I always accept bribes, usually in the form of compliments; I am a total compliment whore. Yeah, that’s right, I said it and my previous PG rating for Sweet and Crumby (S&C for those cool kids in the know) just went down the tubes. Sigh.

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce-d Bread Pudding {With Dark Chocolate and Brandy}

I know, if you have read my last post, then you may be wondering, “Just how much leftover cranberry sauce does this girl have?” and “Why?”. But truth be told my Left-Over Cranberry Sauce Muffins’  post was last year’s after Thanksgiving post and this year I happen to have a new leftover cranberry sauce recipe and it is a doozy.

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These are a Few of My Favorite Posts —2011

This is my second year of blogging and time for my now annual “These Are A Few of My Favorite Posts” (for last year’s attempt, click here).

I have a strange obsession with The Sound of Music so I urge you to sing along as you read this!

Cranberry Cookies and Biscuits with Bacon 
Santa Hat Cupcakes, how many you makin’?
Pumpkin Granola, tied up in strings
These are a few of my favorite postings

Shrimp Stock Risotto and Crisp Apple Streudel
Italian Fig Cookies and Soup with Fresh Noodles
Cheese Spinach Roulade and  Deep Fried Squid Rings
These are a few of my favorite postings

Rich Chocolate Puddings with three unique flavors
Candy Cane Angelfood, this I will savor
Aimee’s Mince Pies, are quite laboring
These are a few of my favorite postings

When the pie burns,
When souffles flop,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite posts, and then I don’t feel so bad!

—Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to enjoy all the food of the season.  Help us fight childhood hunger through Share Our Strength.  Click the link on the Share our Strength badge at the side to help.

I hope you all have a very happy holiday season filled with peace and love…


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Take a Coffee Break with Some Finnish Ribbon Cookies

Finnish Ribbon Cookies are dainty little butter cookies that get filled with gourmet jams and drizzled with a citrus-y glaze.   These are the perfect pretty little bites to have on your plate with your tea or coffee, and I have never met a soul that could stop at eating just one.

If you are in a baking frenzy right about now, like I was last night, and need one more petite addition to complete your gifts of goodies, try this one. The dough preparation is like any other butter cookie. Continue reading