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    One Classic Cookie Dough – 12 Ways!

    One Cookie Dough – 12 Ways! My signature shortbread cookie dough has been my holiday go-to forever, no wonder I’ve come up with so many variations. This classic cookie recipe is…

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    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes ~ want to win Christmas this year? Make one of these fun holiday layer cakes that are specially formulated for maximum impact with minimum fuss. …

  • thumbprint cookies on a rack

    Best Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are an enduring classic for a reason ~ the combination of a rich, buttery shortbread cookie filled with silky chocolate ganache just can’t be beat!…

  • gingerbread spritz cookies in a bowl

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies are fun to make and have a lovely old world flavor. They may be tiny in size, but they’re bursting with Christmas spirit!…

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone ~ 3 ingredients!

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian fudge that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana. It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • A plate of gingerbread star cookies with sprinkles

    Starry Night Gingerbread Cookies

    Starry Night Gingerbread Cookies are thick cut out stars topped with royal icing and glittery sprinkles ~ these sparkly cookies will outshine all the others for the holidays!…

  • Slice and bake cookie dough

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies are buttery slice and bake cookies that take their cue from the holiday treat everybody loves to hate, only this time fruitcake will be the star attraction of…

  • holiday popcorn mix in mugs

    Christmas Popcorn Snack Mix

    Our Christmas Popcorn Snack Mix is sweet, salty, crunchy, and super fun to eat. This easy chocolate covered party mix is ready to fuel you through your next Netflix binge or holiday…

  • eggnog served with whipped cream and nutmeg

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe is purported to be from our first president himself, and speaks to the longevity of this merry holiday cocktail. I researched and tested the historic recipe, and…

  • cranberry muffins in a muffin pan

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins are loaded with tangy pops of cranberry ~ they’re a delicious way to celebrate the unique color and flavor of my favorite winter fruit. This easy one bowl…

  • buche de noel layer cake on a cake stand with meringue mushrooms - 2

    Bûche de Noël Layer Cake

    A bûche de Noël layer cake is a spectacular but do-able holiday dessert. This woodsy toasted hazelnut cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting tastes divine, and actually gets applause from the table…

  • meringue mushroom cookies

    How to Make Meringue Mushrooms

    I’ll show you how to make meringue mushrooms ~ these easy meringue cookies look just like cute little woodland funghi. You can use them as a decorative element on cakes and…

  • Scandinavian rice pudding with cranberry sauce

    Scandinavian Rice Pudding with Cranberries

    Scandinavian Rice Pudding with Cranberries is the very definition of comfort food, no matter what corner of the earth you currently call home. If you’ve got a stove, a saucepan, some pantry staples, and…

  • a stack of cranberry orange cookies

    Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

    Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies might just be the perfect little slice and bake cookies for the holidays, I’ll be making them right through to when I snag that last bag of…

  • stacked chewy ginger molasses cookies

    Favorite Chewy Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Ginger Cookies are our family’s official holiday cookie. They’re crisp on the outside, nice and chewy inside, and full of warm spices and molasses. We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love them.…

  • carrying a pan of wild mushroom stuffing

    Wild Mushroom Stuffing

    Wild Mushroom Stuffing with Hazelnuts and Sage is a hearty side dish made with crusty artisan bread and loads of earthy mushrooms and crunchy hazelnuts. This is one stuffing recipe that…

  • whipped sweet potatoes with a sage leaf

    Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter

    Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter is like a bowl of sunshine on your winter table. Definitely don’t wait for a holiday to enjoy this golden mash, it’s unbelievably silky (I…

  • hot buttered cider with whipped cream

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider is hot buttered rum meets fresh apple cider (you can make it boozy or not.) It’s perfect for winter celebrations, or just curling up, solo, by the fire. …

  • Winter Cheese Platter

    How to Make an Epic Cheese Board

    How to Make an Epic Cheese Board ~ grazing tables are all the rage, and this blockbuster appetizer is ideal for winter holidays, game days, or any time hungry friends and…

  • Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies with a glass of milk

    Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies

    Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies are tender little pumpkin spice cookies with a soft melting texture and a crisp sugar coating ~ think snickerdoodle meets pumpkin spice. Hello fall!…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin (aka filet of beef or Chateaubriand) ~ I’ll give you easy instructions for the perfect roast, no muss no fuss ~ just juicy meat! Ideal for special…

  • cream style horseradish sauce in a bowl

    Creamy Homemade Horseradish Sauce (from scratch!)

    Creamy Homemade Horseradish Sauce is made with horseradish root, sour cream, and vinegar. This epic sauce adds the ultimate finishing touch to steaks, beef tenderloin, and roast beef. Don’t forget it…

  • Pecan Sandies cookies on a plate

    Perfect Pecan Sandies

    Buttery Pecan Sandies are the official cookie of fall ~ feed hungry back to schoolers, or get a head start on your holiday cookie list. (But first, make a batch just…

  • pouring gravy on sliced sauerbraten pot roast

    Sauerbraten (German pot roast)

    This authentic German Sauerbraten recipe comes straight from my grandfather’s kitchen ~ you can do this braised chuck roast on the stove, in the oven, in the crock pot, or the…

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