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  • Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Bailys Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs. It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. Grab…

  • sweet and spicy bar mix on a baking sheet

    Sweet and Spicy Bar Mix

    Try my Sweet and Spicy Bar Mix whether you’re celebrating the beginning of a New Year or the end of a busy week, this snack mix recipe will be your best…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Last Minute No Bake Holiday Treats

    These lightning fast no bake holiday treats are the best last minute gifts for family, friends, and Santa. And I’ll tell you what, these 11th hour wonders turn out to be…

  • shortbread cookies recipes

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • a stack of fir shortbread cookies with an evergreen sprig

    Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies

    Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies ~ this easy shortbread cookie recipe is made with delicate evergreen needles. They have a soft, citrusy flavor and the aroma of a winter forest. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • pfeffernusse cookies in a glass bowl

    Pfeffernusse (German Spice Cookies)

    Pfeffernusse (German Spice Cookies)  ~ don’t let the name scare you off, these iced gingerbread cookies are pure heaven. On top of that, pfeffernusse cookies have the uncanny ability to get…

  • 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 ~…

  • salted Maple Caramel Sauce in a jar with a spoon

    Salted Maple Caramel Sauce (easy recipe!)

    Salted Maple Caramel Sauce is the discovery of the season at our house. With only 4 ingredients and no cane sugar or corn syrup this luxurious dessert sauce comes together in…

  • a small jar of mulled cider jelly

    Mulled Cider Jelly

    My Mulled Cider Jelly is a beautifully golden spiced apple jelly that’s an incredible addition to a fall cheese plate, or a simple turkey sandwich. It’s super quick to make, and…

  • Breaking apart a pumpkin chocolate chip blondie

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

    My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies are insanely tender and delicious ~ there is something utterly addictive about the combination of pumpkin and dark chocolate. I guarantee these soft pillowy blondies will be your new…

  • 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…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…