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hedgehog cookies

Hedgehog Cookies – So Easy and Adorable

Need a fun treat? These hedgehog cookies have the double benefit of being both easy and adorable. When we decided we needed some hedgehog cookies in our life, we started searching for various recipes. We saw some variations on Pinterest. But many of those cookies flattened out when they baked. We thought our hedgehogs deserved […]

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German stollen

Authentic German Stollen Recipe for the Holidays

German stollen (Christmas bread) has been a fixture of the Jolly Tomato family’s Christmas for as long as any of us can remember. In fact, it’s so deeply embedded in our Christmas traditions that it kind of hadn’t occurred to us to post the recipe before now. (Doesn’t everyone make stollen at Christmastime?) Our mom […]

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noche buena

Noche Buena Salad (Christmas Eve Salad)

Do you have favorite family Christmas Eve traditions? If you’re in Mexico, you may enjoy a traditional Noche Buena Salad on Christmas Eve. This delicious traditional salad is bright with festive colors. Also, it’s vegan, which means that all of your guests can partake. There are countless variations on Noche Buena Salad, but almost all […]

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santa cookies

Letter to Santa Cookies

If you (and your kids) love making cookies for Santa, but you’re ready for something a little different, why not try writing to Santa on your cookies? These fun “Letter to Santa” cookies are fairly easy to make, and once you have a (edible ink) pen in hand, you can take it any direction you […]

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Meyer lemon pudding

Meyer Lemon Pudding With Honey and Ricotta

What’s a beautiful holiday dessert featuring one of our favorite citrus fruits? Why, Meyer Lemon Pudding of course. What’s the story with Meyer lemons? They’re intensely fragrant and they’re not quite as tart as their other lemon counterparts. This characteristic alone makes them wonderful for baking. Additionally, their color is such a beautiful bright yellow […]

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chocotamal

Tamales for Christmas

Last year we loved introducing our East Coast family to our California tradition of tamales for Christmas. Tamales are a traditional Latin American dish, made from corn masa and a flavored filling, all wrapped around a corn husk shaped into a little packet. Our family is crazy for them, and during the Christmas season it’s […]

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