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merry christmas, everyone.

merry christmas

Just popping in to wish you all, my dear readers and friends, a very peaceful and joyous holiday season and a very merry Christmas.

Thank you all for being here. Thanks for joining me on this journey of carb love. Thanks for making this the best year yet.

Love to you from Stephanie, Elliott and Avery!

15 holiday bread recipes

holiday bread recipes

The question you should be asking yourself is not if you’ll be baking any holiday bread recipes, but rather which one. I KNOW — it’s a tough decision. But not to worry, as I’ve compiled a list of not one, not five, but 15 solidly awesome and delicious options for you to choose from. Hooray for the holidays! Also, hooray for bread.

(FYI, there are eleventy billion more options here, here and here, should you decide this list just isn’t enough. I completely understand).

The only thing I love more than one of these Wheat Brioche Danish with Honey-Glazed Apricots is two of them. Preferably devoured all at once.

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Cinnamon Rolls, a.k.a., can my pillow be made of these?

These Oatmeal Pan Rolls called and they want to be a part of your Christmas dinner plans in a big way.

cranberry walnut bagels

cranberry walnut bagels

First, we had peppermint brownies. Then, carmelitas. Now, these cranberry walnut bagels. In other news, I am officially set for the winter with carbs (lolololololz, just kidding. I can never have too many carbs).

Speaking of carbs, a story: Last week, my husband approached me with an idea. “I’m reading a preview of this book,” he said. “OK,” I said, probably while eating one of the aforementioned carbs. “It’s called ‘Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog.’ I think I want to order it,” he said.

Here’s where you think I’m totally kidding about the title of the book. I am not. This is real life, guys.

Continuing: “From what I’ve read so far, the writer says you should eat more fatty foods like bacon and cheese and fewer carbs like bread and bagels. What do you think?”

It’s like the man doesn’t even know me.

carmelitas (oatmeal caramel chocolate bars)


Oatmeal and caramel and chocolate all rolled into one decadent dessert bar? OKYESPLEASE.

That’s what you get when you bake these carmelitas — a double-layer of oatmeal cookie goodness sandwiching layers of smooth, chewy, ooey-gooey caramel, melted chocolate chips and toasted nuts.

It’s not even Christmas and I’m already getting out my fat pants.

WÜSTHOF knife set {giveaway}

CLASSIC 7pc Block Set

(This giveaway is closed.)

Just imagine I’m saying this post out loud in Oprah voice. Ready?

IT’S THE HOLIDAAYYYYYYYS!! And to celebrate such an occasion, a group of bloggers plus I are banding together to spread the cheer with a giveaway. A WÜSTHOF knife set giveaway!! EVERYBODY GETS A —

Oh all right, I’m done.

Anywho, just popping in on this day before the weekend to share this awesome giveaway with y’all for a WUSTHOF Classic 7-Piece Block Set to one lucky reader, valued at $300 (psst — it’s the brand’s #1 selling set during the holidays, so you know it’s good).

dad’s beef + red wine chili

beef and red wine chili

Prepare thyself to eat at least two bowls of this goodness. With alllll the toppings.

Remember that one time I told you about my dad, my dad’s white chicken chili, my dad’s plans to open a restaurant that serves hot dogs and chili, and the fact that my dad also has ah-mazing red chili that I wanted to share with you one day (like a year ago, oy)? OH YEAH. This is it, my friends. Dad’s (family-wide) famous, flavorful chili, loaded with chopped veggies, lean beef, red wine, tomatoes, chipotle chile pepper, beans and spices.

You actually might want to start preparing a third bowl.