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Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

I love to decorate for the holidays – and I don’t just limit myself to traditional decorations. This often means bringing a lot of color into my kitchen and into my baked goods, with batches of Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies and Christmas Swirled Snowball Cookies. I also like to bring elements of my kitchen into my holiday decorations by picking out ornaments, nutcrackers and other ... Read More »

New Cookbooks Available for Pre-Order – Making Vegan Frozen Treats & How to Make Ice Cream!

New Cookbooks from Nicole: How to Make Ice Cream and Making Vegan Frozen Treats

Earlier this year, I had a new cookbook come out that was dedicated to frozen yogurt called How to Make Frozen Yogurt. The easy-to-use cookbook focused on the basic technique you need to make amazing frozen yogurt recipes at home, perfect for everyone who finds themselves running out to pick up a cup of their favorite froyo once or twice a week. I’m happy to ... Read More »

Lemon and White Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Lemon and White Chocolate Snowballs

I am a huge fan of snowball cookies and always make up at least one batch during the holiday season. This type of cookie gets its name because the cookies are rolled in confectioners’ sugar to look like little snowballs, but it is also because the cookies have a wonderful melt-in-your-mouth quality to them. If you enjoy a buttery, tender shortbread, you’re going to be ... Read More »

Pomander Drop

Pomander Drop - A Holiday Cocktail

My Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka is a holiday favorite in my house. It is a vodka that is infused with oranges, cloves and vanilla beans that makes a great gift and a fantastic base for a signature holiday cocktail – which is a touch that can make a Christmas party especially memorable! The vodka is inspired by Pomander Balls, which I make every ... Read More »

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint shows up in lots of holiday treats, and baked goods are no exception. The bright, cool flavor of peppermint seems to fit the season – especially when it is combined with chocolate in a Peppermint Mocha or chocolate and peppermint layer cake. The combination is now so common that adding peppermint to any chocolate goodie is going to transform it from an everyday treat ... Read More »

Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

When I was a kid, I used to make orange pomander balls every Christmas. They are made by studding fresh oranges with whole cloves, which makes a fantastic smelling and all natural holiday I stopped the tradition for a few years, but recently started it back up because the balls smell so amazing. I’ve used the combination of orange and cloves together in other things, ... Read More »

Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice

How many nights do you sit around wondering what you should make for dinner? Whether your fridge is full or empty, it is one decision that is always surprisingly difficult – especially if you have more than one person trying to figure things out. One way to avoid this problem is to turn to a set of Foodie Dice for inspiration. The dice are laser-engraved ... Read More »

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

I don’t skimp on spices during the spring and summer, but I definitely incorporate a lot more spice into my fall and winter baked goods. There is something about a really flavorful spice cake that just feels especially warm and satisfying when there is a chill in the air. These Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries are a great way to welcome in a change in ... Read More »

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