Merry Christmas!

christmas card Merry Christmas, friends! Since I can’t exactly send you all a Christmas card, I thought I would share it here :) This year has been a doozie for my little family! Lots of crazy-awesome-ridiculous things happened in 2013 including: adding another member to our family, remodeling our kitchen and publishing my ebook all at the same time {!!!} while still somehow staying sane….I think.

We are so grateful for all you loyal readers. You are so supportive and make me want to keep blogging and developing recipes. I love talking with you all on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the other forms of social media I have. Keep those comments coming!

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So, because I think you are all so wonderful, I’m giving away an iPad mini for Christmas. One of you lucky readers is going to win:

To enter, please leave a comment below telling me your favorite recipe you’ve tried from my site.

That’s it :)

Contest will close December 24 11:59pm PST. Winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email the morning of December 25th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Contest open to everyone everywhere! I will ship this baby anywhere in the world :)

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

*I’m sponsoring this giveaway because I love you…and Apple has no idea I exist. 

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1,613 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

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    Katrina R — December 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Gingerdoodles! :)

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    Haley — December 22, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Adorable card!! Also!!!!!! Awesome give away :) my favorite recipe would have to be the gingerdoodles! Especially around the holidays like now.

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    Pamela Shepard — December 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    This is tough but I would have to say Creamy chicken & wild rice soup. That is a definite love of both myself and my hubby!

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    Jenny. Jolley — December 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Red Pepper and goat cheese pasta

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    Jeanne Cherne — December 23, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Eggnog pull apart bread! Delicious!!

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    Amy — December 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Loved the Blueberry Cornmeal Scones!
    Have a merry merry Christmas.

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    Valerie Fryman — December 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

    The Cinnabon Roll recipe is amazing…it was so worth all the work!

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    Leslie Cropp — December 23, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Asian chicken orzo salad

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    Deneene Guerry — December 23, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Your pizza dough! Hands down! I make it all the time and use it for so many different things. Merry Christmas to you! Keep all the wonderful recipes coming!!

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    Donna Smith — December 23, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Hi Lauren, I recently made your sweet and sour meatballs…yum!

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    Jess — December 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Those chocolate pudding cookies with peanut butter cups inside! Oh. My. Word.

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    Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} — December 23, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I have to confess that I haven’t made a recipe from your site yet. It’s been in my blogroll for ages and I love your simple, accessible recipes. And your writing style. You have the best sense of humor! If I were to pick a recipe off of the top of my head to make right now it would be the gingerdoodles. I love molasses cookies and those look just about perfect.

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    Lori — December 23, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Any and All of your sweet treats! Merry Christmas!

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    Erin Nelson — December 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

    The cake batter truffles were so yummy.

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    Sarah Hefner — December 23, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I LOVE your granola bar recipe. So easy to throw together and

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    Lisa — December 23, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Recently I tried the gingerbread bars and they were soooo good!
    Thanks for always having an open kitchen&an open heart :) I love your style of writing! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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    carol — December 23, 2013 at 3:20 am

    mushroom risotto – my little ones and I are trying your vanilla bean sugar cookies for our ‘cookies for santa’ this year!

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    Brenna D. — December 23, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Your “Perfect Chocolate Cake” is a great addition to my Holiday Baking :)

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    Hope Heinks — December 23, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! The first recipe I tried was your cinnamon rolls…and will be having them Christmas morning! (but I have stayed for so many other great recipes and very much enjoy how you keep it real!) :)

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    Alane — December 23, 2013 at 3:46 am

    LOVE your Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls…in fact, we’re having them for breakfast today!

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    Karen J of PA — December 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

    My daughter and I love your pumpkin macaroni and cheese with bacon!! Of course we have tried many of your recipes and loved them all, but this is the one most requested by my daughter! Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    Jeanne ODonnell — December 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Thank you for all of your recipes. I have many blogs on my favorites list, and yours is at the top of the list! I cannot name just one recipe, as I have made many recipes off of many blogs.

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    Shannon nance — December 23, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Perfect chocolate cake! It is my go to recipe when vegan neighbors come for dessert!

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    Linda — December 23, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I love love love your Cheesy Chicken Southwest Pasta Casserole. I make it all the time, never fails.

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    wendy — December 23, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Your Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms…. everyone LOVES them!

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    Kara Walls — December 23, 2013 at 4:26 am

    The candy cane crinkles!! YUM! My daughter and I have a love for anything mint.

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    Hillary Harshbarger — December 23, 2013 at 4:29 am

    I love the cinnamon rolls!! There so delicious’ I’m making them for my family for Christmas morning! Have a great holiday!

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    Stefanie — December 23, 2013 at 4:29 am

    The My Favorite Shortbread on your site is just perfect!!!

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    SaraJ — December 23, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Your Blueberry Almond Scones are amazing.

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    Sue Carns — December 23, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I can’t remember the first thing I made from your site but that’s only because I’ve been trying your recipes almost as soon as you publish them. LOL! The last thing I made were the soft and chewy gingerbread bars. Yum!

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    Kim — December 23, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I have tried so many, all with wonderful results! There are so many more on my list to try. But my favorite so far has been the southwest tater tot casserole. That was a big hit with both me AND the boyfriend (and he can be picky about his flavors)!

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    Vanda — December 23, 2013 at 4:45 am

    We love the chicken bites. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    Brittany — December 23, 2013 at 4:49 am

    We tried the bacon wrapped chicken and blue cheese bites with bbq sauce skewers! Say that five times fast!!! They were awesome!

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    kelsey — December 23, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Bang bang chicken! I love how easy and fast and tasty it is.

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    Paula — December 23, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Those Candy Cane Crinkles are right up my alley. Thanks for all your hard work doing this Blog!

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    Melissa B — December 23, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Making your cinnabon cinnamon rolls for christmas morning!

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    Amanda — December 23, 2013 at 5:02 am

    I have made a few but can remember them all the most recent one I made was the taco pasta. Not sure if that was your or a post but it was delicious. Merry Christmas.

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    Liane R — December 23, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I love lots of your recipes but most recently lived the Soft Glazed Pumpkin Suga Cookies! Merry Christmas Lauren!

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    Blair A — December 23, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Merry Christmas and happy new year! My favorite would have to be the recipe that got me starting to follow you over a year ago! Your Christmas funfetti cake batter truffles!

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    Amy Rattleff — December 23, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I love, love your easy granola bars! I substitute peanut butter for half the butter and they are absolutely scrumptious! The kiddos love them when I send as snack for the kindergarten class :) Thanks for sharing your recipes with us!

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    Dia — December 23, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Your cinnamon rolls! But I have to say my favorite thing about your blog is the pictures of your beautiful babies, they are so cute! Merry Christmas!

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    Erin — December 23, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I absolutely love your Lemon Crinkle Cookies. I have made them a ton and they are absolutely delicious!!

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    Kel — December 23, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I love your southwest chicken chop salad (among others).
    Merry Christmas!!

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    Andrea C — December 23, 2013 at 5:35 am

    my family loves the blueberry and lemon scone recipe along with the bang bang chicken, keep’em coming!!

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    Laura — December 23, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I love your lemon crinkle cookies! Merry Christmas!

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    Melanie — December 23, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I really like your Bang Bang Chicken. Merry Christmas!

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    Nancy — December 23, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Your blog is awesome an the food recipes are amazing. You have so many great recipes it’s hard to give just one but I’ll pick the cinnamon rolls.

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    itzia — December 23, 2013 at 5:42 am

    sweet potato hash.

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    Hannah — December 23, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Hmm – your make ahead brown rice (for the freezer), also your stroganoff! And you have me hooked on Stitch Fix too- wearing my first ‘fix’ from them today :) Merry Christmas to you and your family

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    Mary — December 23, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Merry Christmas!! I loved your Creamy Chicken and wild Rice soup and your
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish!!!!

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