Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

For Christmas, my mother made her wonderful Peanut Blossom Kisses. This is another cookie I have loved since I was a child! Hershey Kisses were just so much fun to look at, open, and eat. Then around Christmas they came in beautiful wrapped colors just like little Christmas gifts. I loved looking at them in …

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Christmas morning is a wonderful time to treat yourself to a fun breakfast! We enjoy this french toast recipe because it is a nice break from our typical breakfast. Plus you can make it ahead of time and either bake it the night before or put it into the oven when you first get up. …

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Most of us love the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. We see this phrase everywhere from Christmas cards to decorations. But there are lyrics that take us back to the Victorian time period: Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a …

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Each year I ask my husband what cookies he wants me to make for Christmas. His typical response is whatever you want to make. This year I decided to surprise him when he got home from work with a nice chewy oatmeal raisin cookie! This is a new recipe I tried and it definitely is …

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This is an easy cookie that I have made for many years and it is great with or without icing. Though I do prefer it with chocolate icing! This is the recipe I like to use but you could substitute your favorite frosting recipe. In this posting, I would like to share a few more …

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There is nothing like a good chewy cutout cookie! I have not made cutout cookies since I was a child. I remember them being a lot of work but this year I found them relatively easy to make. I do not know if it was this recipe or that I am older and have more …

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Thank you for visiting Realistic Cooking Ideas. This recipe has been moved to Supper Plate. Please click here for the recipe. I have started a new cooking blog called Supper Plate. This blog will contain some of the recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! I hope that you will follow me at …

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Greg and I enjoy chewy, soft cookies. I did some research to find a recipe for chewy gingerbread. You can make them as thin or as thick as you would like – even the thin ones are chewy and soft. Plus they stay that way even after you store them. They are addicting with the …

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Candy Cane Christmas cookies have been one of my favorites since I was a child! As a child I loved their festive appearance and it meant Christmas was on its way. As an adult, I love how they taste! I really like this recipe with the peppermint extract and crushed candy cane. You typically have …

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I have to admit, this is one of my favorite cookies – especially right out of the oven. The cookie is warm so the caramel is creamy and gooey – does not get much better than this! I have made this recipe for many years and it never disappoints. Most people will be pleasantly surprised …

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