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Christmas

  • 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…

  • christmas in july cookies

    Christmas in July Recipes and Inspiration!

    Dreaming of Christmas in July? Me too. Holiday 2020 won’t be business as usual, for sure, but we can’t afford to waste one precious year. So I hope you’ll indulge me…

  • Slicing homemade maple marshmallows

    Homemade Maple Marshmallows

    Homemade Maple Marshmallows are all natural, no corn syrup marshmallows made with maple syrup ~ instantly upgrade your hot cocoa and other cozy winter sip-ables with these easy refined sugar free…

  • A slice of gingerbread layer cake.

    Holiday Gingerbread Cake

    This festive holiday gingerbread cake combines spiced gingerbread cake layers loaded with lots of snowy cream cheese frosting, all surrounded by a forest of gingerbread cookie trees. It’s an edible winter…

  • cranberry orange pound cake, sliced

    The BEST Cranberry Orange Bread

    Making this Cranberry Orange Bread recipe is one of my favorite holiday traditions. It’s an easy loaf cake with a crazy light delicate texture, and the time honored flavor combination of…

  • thumbprint jam cookies on a platter

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies are delicious little almond shortbread cookies showered in powdered sugar and filled with jewel toned jam that melt in your mouth. What could be more tempting? Bring these…

  • A bowl of holiday snack mix.

    Naughty and Nice Party Mix Recipe

    My Naughty and Nice Party Mix Recipe is an updated take on classic Chex mix combining spicy, salty, and sweet flavors into one seriously irresistible snack. It’s endlessly customizable, just make…

  • 7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip with wine and rye crisps

    7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

    7 Layer Smoked Salmon Dip because everybody needs a show stopping appetizer up their sleeve for the holidays, am I right? This Scandinavian inspired layered dip can be made a day…

  • Gingerbread cookies.

    My 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

    My 10 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes ~ from tried and true classics to unique originals, these are my absolute favorite holiday cookie recipes to fill out your cookie box, or win…

  • spritz cookies

    Cardamom Spritz Cookies

    Cardamom Spritz Cookies ~ these easy festive little Scandinavian Christmas cookies are so quick to make. Their colorful variety makes an instant holiday cookie assortment, so stamp them out by the…

  • cranberry glazed pork roast

    Cranberry Glazed Pork Roast

    My Cranberry Glazed Pork Roast is a succulent pork loin roasted with a rosemary mustard rub, and topped with a sweet tart cranberry orange glaze. It takes just an hour in…

  • Cookies packed in an Ello silicone sleeved baking pan

    Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    My Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are soft brownie cookies studded with chocolate chips, then dipped in white chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed candy canes for the perfect cookie swap or office…

  • Nyackers Gingersnap Cake on a white platter

    Nyakers Gingersnap Cake Recipe

    Nyakers Gingersnap Cake recipe (with a cream cheese frosting) is a classic holiday spiced bundt cake. Gingersnap cookie crumbs give it fabulous flavor and a unique tender crumb. The aroma is…

  • Swedish pepparkakor cookies on a baking sheet.

    Traditional Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe

    This traditional Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe makes deliciously crisp spice cookies with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and clove. They’re a Scandinavian Christmas tradition and they’re absolutely fabulous!…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes for homemade gifts that are even easier than navigating an online checkout (cvc’s, promo codes, passwords, CAPTCHA …wouldn’t you rather be melting chocolate?)…

  • A stack of new fallen snow cookies on a white surface.

    New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies

    New Fallen Snow Shortbread Cookies ~ these easy cookies are flavored with vanilla bean and peppermint, then coated with glittery sugar to mimic the look of fresh winter snow. Your Christmas…

  • chocolate gingerbread stamped cookies

    Chocolate Gingerbread Stamped Cookies

    Chocolate Gingerbread Stamped Cookies ~ these pretty old world holiday cookies are made with cookie stamps, and the snowflake design is highlighted with a sweet glaze. Make them the star of…

  • slicing a colorful fruit and nut Christmas Cake

    Modern Christmas Fruitcake Recipe!

    My modern Christmas fruitcake recipe is just plain epic, I don’t think I’ve ever packed so much flavor into one cake in my life ~ it’s beautiful, boozy, and delicious. Let…

  • mulled cranberry jelly on a spreading knife

    Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly

    My Easy Mulled Cranberry Jelly is a unique homemade cranberry jelly infused with mulling spices. Can it to give it out as holiday gifts, or hoard it all for yourself ~…

  • harvest wild rice salad in glass and silicone baking dish

    Harvest Wild Rice Salad

    My Harvest Wild Rice Salad recipe is a delicious celebration of the season and a holiday potluck masterpiece. Have you been asked to bring a side? Go bold with a colorful…

  • cranberry relish in a small glass jar

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream is an adaptation of a 1959 Craig Claiborne recipe made famous as Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish on NPR’s All Things Considered. It’s a fabulously…

  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake with fork

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake!

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake ~ with or without a cake mix! This pumpkin crunch cake, aka pumpkin dump cake or pumpkin pie cake, has always tempted me. I’ve finally made…

  • cranberry breakfast cake with fork

    Cranberry Breakfast Cake

    My Cranberry Breakfast Cake is an easy one bowl snack that can be made with fresh cranberries or frozen, but don’t let the simplicity fool you, the sweet/tart cranberries pack a…

  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback. These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry. These chocolate covered pretzels make great treats for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

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