Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cranberry Apple Crisp

A fruit crisp is the perfect dessert when you want to make something that is both delicious, comforting and not too time consuming. As long as you have a bunch of fruit in your kitchen – and you can usually use fresh or frozen – you can make a crisp. Apples are one fruit that I always have around, no matter what time of year ... Read More »

Rodelle Holiday Baking Gift Set Giveaway! (closed)

Rodelle Holiday Gift Pack

The holiday season is the biggest baking season of the year. Even people who haven’t turned their ovens on in 11 months will still usually bake up a batch or two of holiday cookies! It’s important to have your pantry well-stocked for the season and a Holiday Baking Gift Pack from Rodelle is just what you need to get through all the baking you have ... Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Buttery pound cake is always welcome in my kitchen. Pound cakes don’t usually get too “dressed up” for the holidays and are served quite plain, more often than not. There are few things that I enjoy better than a great vanilla pound cake, but pound cakes actually make a fantastic canvas for many different flavors. Their dense, tight crumb will support the weight of all ... Read More »

Wilton Holiday Lightbulb Cookie Pan

Wilton Holiday Lights Cookie Pan

Twinkling holiday lights are one of the best parts of the Christmas season. I’ve used them as inspiration for my holiday baking before, when I made an amazing Christmas Lights Cake as a Christmas dessert, but another option is to pick up Wilton’s Lightbulb Cookie Pan, which offers an easy way to bring some of that twinkle into your kitchen. The pan bakes 12 lightbulb ... Read More »

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 »

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