Rosemary Ham Bean Soup (recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com)

Rosemary Ham Bean Soup*

A holiday table is never set without a beautiful Ham as the centerpiece. I was lucky enough this year to get to try out three of Smithfield’s fabulous spiral hams. All Smithfield Spiral Hams are fully cooked, hand trimmed, and uniformly sliced for quality, naturally hickory smoked and made...
Turtle Chocolate Cookies (recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com)

Turtle Chocolate Cookies*

Candies and Cookies are my favorite things to make around Christmas. These cookies were dreamed up with my Mom in mind. She loves Turtles and I always think of her when I see them. I happened to find a big box of Turtles on sale at Target and figured I...
Basileus Cocktail - Basil Prosecco a twist of Lemon (recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com)

Basileus Cocktail – Basil Prosecco with a twist of Lemon*

My mom has a yard without a speck of grass. It’s landscaped every where you turned, and she and my Dad did it all themselves. My grandmother has a very large yard that includes many garden areas. She grows everything that you could imagine…my favorites being tomatoes and asparagus....
White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies (recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com)

White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies*

If you follow along on Facebook, you have been seeing all my #CookiesForChristmas posts. There are just so many amazing cookie recipes out there and I want to make them all of my cookie exchanges. I don’t know how I am going to whittle down the list to just...