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Christmas

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 can make them!…

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.…

Making Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galette Cookies

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes (plus printable tags)

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes ~ my homemade version of these soft shortbread sandwich cookies filled with fruit preserves are simply amazing.  I’ve included custom gift tags to go along with them, just download and print!…

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes in a mug

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (plus printable gift tags)

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies) are a variation on tradition using toasted almonds.  These easy shortbread drop cookies with their snowy sugar coating are required eating during the holidays!  I’ve designed special tags to go…

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 so you can share with your bestest friends.…

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 factor.  These easy stamped cookies are soft and…

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 skipped this year.  And don’t forget the reindeer!…

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 or 200 as an appetizer or a light…

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 assortment needs a few!…

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 you roll, gingerbread is the cookie of the…

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 the holidays!…

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 gooey people pleasers!  Here are the 20 best…

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 you covered from breakfast all the way to…

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 indulgent enough for any holiday table.…

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 stew you make this season.…

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 it countless times for my girls when they…

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 of handcrafted quality, and this is my chance…

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, so, basically, they ‘re the perfect holiday cookie!…

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!…

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 cookie assortment!…

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 own diy colored sugar, too, so you can…

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

Pumpkin Pot de Crème ~ these lovely pumpkin custards are silky and perfectly spiced ~ they’re a welcome light dessert after a heavy holiday meal.  Who needs pumpkin pie? …

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 batch or two of this family favorite.…

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 family it can be a bit depressing.  Let…

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 ~ this mile high, super creamy cheesecake is a spectacular way to end a holiday meal!   What better recipe to make in honor of the diva of all things buttery, gooey and cheesy than…