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Holiday Hotlines Offer Baking Help

Crisco Pie Hotline

When the holidays come around, many people start to do more entertaining than usual. When problems arise in the kitchen, it is easy to pick up the phone and call your mom, mother in law, grandmother, father, or any other member of your family who can cook to give you some last minute advice. But it’s good to have a backup plan in place if ... Read More »

Cranberry Vanilla Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Vanilla Cosmoplitan

My Homemade Cranberry Vanilla Vodka makes a great hostess gift, but it’s also a colorful and tasty thing to keep around your home bar during the holidays. It’s made with cranberries, vanilla bean and just a touch of sugar to highlight those elements – and it has a beautiful red color that translates very well into cocktails. The cosmopolitan is probably the most famous cranberry ... Read More »

5 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts Besides Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin pie is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, but it isn’t the only pumpkin dessert option out there. There are times when you might want to serve something besides the traditional pie – or times when you don’t want to risk bringing the same pie to a party that three other people are delivering. Fortunately, there are many sweet and spicy pumpkin dessert options ... Read More »

Homemade Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

There are many things you can make at home that are fantastic holiday gifts. I’m always a big advocate for homemade food gifts, such as plates of cookies or nicely wrapped loaves of bread. But food gifts typically need to be used right away and it is nice to give something that has a slightly longer shelf life – like homemade flavored spirits. Making your ... Read More »

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

It is always a pleasure to find an old, worn recipe card that looks like it contains a recipe that has been made and enjoyed many times over the years. Those heirloom recipes often stir up memories of spending time with family. Those familiar flavors are exactly what you’ll find in The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and ... Read More »

Cranberry, Pancetta and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Cranberry, Pancetta and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Stuffing is one of my favorite parts of a big holiday meal, largely because I rarely have stuffing the rest of the year. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing (and the name largely depends on what region of the country you live in), it is a staple for most of us around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stuffing, unfortunately, can get a little bit boring when ... Read More »

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart

Cranberry sauce is a staple for most holiday tables, no matter what kind of roast you are preparing. The sweet-tart berries provide a burst of flavor to contrast with some of the richness of other holiday dishes and they add a pop of color to the table. Leftover cranberry sauce is a great ingredient to bake with, too, and I use it regularly in bar ... Read More »

5 Pies You Should Bake for Thanksgiving

Cannoli Pie

I always have a pumpkin pie at my Thanksgiving dinner because it’s something of a tradition for my family. We’ve always had a pumpkin pie – and this works out well for me, since I am a big pumpkin pie fan. But not everyone likes pumpkin pie as much as I do, so I always have at least one other dessert to serve at Thanksgiving ... Read More »

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