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Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you ever shop at Trader Joe’s, you’ve probably seen their impressive Pound Plus chocolate bars. These barsĀ are made of high quality Belgian chocolate specifically for Trader Joe’s – and they are a steal when you compare them to other premium bulk chocolate because the only brand that comes on them is TJ’s, so there is no inflation just for the name (it’s Callebaut chocolate, ... Read More »

Little Sweets and Bakes

Little Sweets and Bakes

While cupcakes aren’t quite as hot as they were a few years ago, we all still love small, bite sized desserts. They’re cute to look at, fun to make and very easy to serve. Where cupcakes once completely dominated the small dessert market, bakers are experimenting with all kinds of different mini desserts these days, including cake pops, macarons and whoopie pies – and you’ll ... Read More »

7 Delicious Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey Club

There are always leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. You can enjoy them by serving up a second plate full of turkey, potatoes and stuffing and have dinner all over again, but there are many other ways to put those leftovers to good use and infuse some new flavor into the leftovers. A towering Turkey Club Sandwich is always a delicious way to use up leftover turkey, ... Read More »

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 »

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