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Happy Sunday!

Can you believe that next weekend is Christmas? I remember as a young girl overhearing Mama and her friends talking about how it seemed to just sneak up on them. At the time, I wondered how in the world the holiday that I looked most forward to in the world could possibly sneak up on anyone.

And now, as a much older Mama myself, I get it. The days sometimes are long, but the years seem to just get faster and faster!

One of the things that I always enjoyed sharing with you all have been posts like these – little tidbits into the happenings or a pinch of this and that. For some strange reason along the way, I stopped sharing them. I’m not entirely certain why, but I thought I’d start back with them. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Your Favorite Posts of the Week

This week was a great mix of goodies for the holidays mixed with super easy meals to make for supper! I’m totally with you guys on looking for quick and easy ideas for supper throughout this busy Christmas season!

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe - Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! //

  1. Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe
  2. Chocolate Cake Recipe
  3. White Chicken Chili
  4. Buttery Spritz Cookies
  5. Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup


Weekly Menu Plan (Supper)

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas + Salad

Tuesday: Jambalaya (from the Add a Pinch cookbook)

Wednesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Thursday: Weeknight Black Bean Chili 

Friday: Leftovers + Christmas Baking

Saturday: Christmas Eve with family + Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday: Christmas Day! (Christmas Dinner Menu)


Favorite Things from Around the Web this Week

  1. I’ve ordered copies of the Nourished Planner that I can’t wait to start using for meal planning, goal setting and more! There’s nothing like a fresh calendar for the new year!
  2. Speaking of calendars, I love this illustrated pie calendar. It is perfect for the baker in your life.
  3. These Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies are absolutely adorable!
  4. Knowing how to deseed a pomegranate is essential in my book.
  5. Lately, I’ve been putting an egg on just about everything and this fettuccine looks perfect!


I hope you have a wonderful week!
Robyn xo

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. I have two questions . Can I use the conversions for dry and liquid both? My second question is, when a recipe calls for me to lower the temp. of the oven say from 400 to 250 do I take the food out of the oven until the temp. is lowered or do I keep the food in the oven? For instance I baked mini pecan pies and the temp. started at 350 for 15 mins. then lowered it to 250 for ten minutes. I took the pies out of the oven until the temp. lowered. Was I correct in doing this or doesn’t it matter? I have prepared several of your recipes and they were fantastic! Looking forward to making the peanut butter balls. Made the mix yesterday and today will dip in the chocolate. I’ve been using toothpicks but I don’t like the little hole it makes when I take them out of the ball. Any suggestions? Thank you In advance for your help.

    1. Hi Susan Ann,
      Such great questions! I’ve answered each of them below for you. Please let me know if you have any others!

      Conversion Chart:
      Yes, the conversion chart does include both dry and liquid measurements.

      Change in Cooking Temps:
      Generally when a recipe calls for you to lower or increase the oven temperature or even the cooktop temperature, you do not remove the item from the oven or cooktop unless the recipe specifically instructs for you to do so.

      Peanut Butter Balls:
      You can also place the balls on top of a fork or spoon and dip into the melted chocolate. Then, hold the spoon or fork to the side of the bowl and carefully shake off any excess chocolate.

      I hope that helps! xo