Browsing Tag

Christmas

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone

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

  • 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.…

  • Clementine Melting Moments on a green plate with a cut clementine

    Clementine Melting Moments

    Clementine Melting Moments  ~ can a simple cookie really taste like a fresh juicy clementine?  You bet, these little bite sized, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with the essence of fresh…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate.  Who wouldn’t want some of that?  Nobody, that’s who.  And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • A pan of eggnog streusel French toast casserole with a piece taken out

    Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole

    My Eggnog Streusel French Toast Casserole is a decadent, holiday morning worthy baked French toast that can be assembled the night before.  Can you say fantasy B&B breakfast?…

  • Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream

    Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream ~ my latest ice cream obsession is bursting with the warm spicy flavor of the best gingerbread!…

  • How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board

    How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board ~ an easy meat and cheese platter is ideal for the busy holiday season. ~ it’s quick to throw together, looks stunning, feeds 2…

  • Cardamom Crescent Cookies on a baking sheet

    Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies

    Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies ~ these classic Swedish Christmas cookies  are made with a buttery shortbread dough jam packed with walnuts and a hint of warm cardamom ~ every holiday cookie…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

    Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing ~ it’s that time of year and nothing gets me in the mood quicker than baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies!…

  • What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies

    What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies ~ they can be deep, dark, and chewy, or light and crisp ~  they can be frosted, glazed, sprinkled or plain ~ but whichever way…

  • Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

    Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for…

  • What to Make Now: Baked Brie

    What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented.  If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey…

  • What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

    What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got…

  • No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream

    No Churn Cranberry Ice Cream ~ this easy seasonal no churn homemade ice cream is a refreshing option for holiday pies and takes à la mode to a whole new level!…

  • French Potato and Onion Gratin

    French Potato and Onion Gratin ~ this quintessential fall side dish of potatoes and onions cooked up in a simple cheesy cream sauce is easy enough for a family dinner, but…

  • Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

    Pumpkin Spice Biscuits ~ the stuff pumpkin lovers’ dreams are made of…tall, golden, flaky biscuits enriched with pumpkin puree and a hint of Fall spices.  Pair ’em with every soup and…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    Grand Marnier Truffles

    If you do nothing else this holiday season, make yourself a batch of homemade Grand Marnier Truffles.  You won’t regret it.  Neither will your friends.…

  • Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips

    Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips ~ the classic holiday combination of chocolate and orange shines in these simple drop cookies!…

  • All Natural Homemade Gingerbread Playdough

    Homemade Gingerbread Playdough

    Let your kids ‘bake’ alongside you with Homemade Gingerbread Playdough — it looks, smells, and feels just like the real thing! Today sharing one of my favorite things…homemade playdough!  I’ve made…

  • American Artisan Gene Wilson's Gingerbread Cookie Molds

    American Artisans: Hobi Cookie Molds

    Hobi  Cookie Molds is the fifteenth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across the country who share my love…

  • Reader's Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies

    Reader’s Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies

    Reader’s Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies ~ these pretty Scandinavian sugar cookies are a deliciously simple cookie that you can decorate with your own homemade colored sugar!…

  • Chocolate Crinkle holiday cookie recipe

    Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles

    Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles  ~ these chocolatey cookies are easy to make, not too sweet, and absolutely gorgeous (who can resist those crackles?)   They keep well and travel well, too,…

  • Simple Jam thumprint cookies should be in everyone's holiday cookie assortment

    Reader’s Recipes: Evelyn’s Christmas Cookies

    Reader’s Recipes: Evelyn’s Christmas Cookies — buttery little jam thumbprint cookies perfect for the holidays and beyond!  These easy shortbread cookies add a pop of color to your holiday collection.…

  • Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is an easy homemade ice cream recipe that tastes just like a slice of your favorite pumpkin pie!  This perfectly spiced ice cream is great for serving…

  • white chocolate thin mints

    Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

    Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints ~ just four simple ingredients is all it takes to make these minty copy cat Girl Scout cookies ~ add them to your holiday…

  • Classic royal iced sugar cookies

    Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar

    These quick and easy Holiday Sugar Cookies are such fun to decorate, and a joy to give out to friends and family this season.  I show you how to make your…

  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookie recipe

    Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

    Sarah Bernhardt Cookies are an irresistible combination of a light and crunchy almond macaron cookie and rich creamy chocolate ~ they’re gluten free, too!…

  • Hershey's Blossom Cookies with sprinkles

    Sprinkle Blossom Cookies

    Sprinkle Blossom Cookies are a festive twist on classic holiday cookies, kids of all ages love ’em.…

  • Pumpkin Pot de Creme in vintage punch glasses with whipped cream

    Pumpkin Pot de Crème (with maple whipped cream)

    Pumpkin Pot de Crème ~ these lovely pumpkin custards are silky, perfectly spiced, and topped with a maple infused whipped cream ~ they’re a welcome light dessert after a heavy holiday…

  • Classic Peppermint Bark is so easy to make!

    Peppermint Bark

    Peppermint Bark ~ holidays are all about tradition, and tradition is all about repetition.  That’s a round about way of saying that the holiday season can’t begin until I’ve made a…

  • Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark

    Better-Than-Fruitcake Bark ~ nobody loves fruitcake, but every everybody flips for this chocolate bark loaded with dried fruits and nuts!…

  • Gingerbread Pancakes

    Gingerbread Pancakes ~ the morning after Christmas is fraught with so many emotions…for the head cook and shopper, aka Mrs. Claus, it’s probably a huge relief.  For the rest of the…

  • Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

    This Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is a coffee cake of epic proportions, rich with sour cream, nuts, and chocolate.  It’s perfect for fall mornings and special occasions.…

  • Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe ~ this mile high, super creamy cheesecake is a spectacular way to end a holiday meal!…