December 2013

December on Planet Byn

December 31, 2013 Monthly Recaps

It was a fairly calm month here on Planet Byn, after many foodie outings in November. As I mentioned last month, I was done all my Christmas shopping by the end of November, so December was mostly spent at home, baking lots of cookies, having friends over, and staying cozy among snowfalls and ice storms. […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti {Gastropost Mission #83}

December 28, 2013 Cookies
Banana Chocolate Chip Biscotti - DS

It’s Gastropost Saturday, and our mission this week was “The Gift of Food”. Let’s be honest, I don’t just give the gift of treats at Christmastime; it’s pretty much a year round mandate here on Planet Byn. But I did give a very special gift this year, and it was something I’ve never made before. […]

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~ Champagne & Cookies 2013 ~

December 23, 2013 Cookies
Gingerbread, Sugar, Pecan Cookies

Every year I host a little Christmas party for my friends, where we eat cookies, drink champagne, and toast the holidays. It’s selfish really; in years past I used to make up cookie packages and deliver them around to everyone, whereas now, everyone comes to me! This little soiree is always BYOT, where the T […]

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Brown Butter Bourbon Spice Cookies with Bourbon Caramel Filling {The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013}

December 11, 2013 Cookies
Brown Butter Bourbon Cookies

Because I don’t have enough cookies to bake in December, this year I decided to do The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, thanks to some encouragement from my blogging friends Meg and Heather. The concept is simple: sign up, receive three names and addresses, bake three dozen of the same cookies, and ship out a […]

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