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Easy Eggnog Milkshake

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

I really enjoy eggnog during the holiday season. I often make my own version of the creamy egg-enriched beverage, but there are many great store bought brands out there to choose from if you are looking to save a little time in the kitchen. The quality of store-bought eggnog has definitely improved over the years, as the drink only gets more and more popular. Eggnog ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a great cookie to make during the winter because their look really fits the season, even if you don’t live somewhere where it snows. Snowball cookies are always covered in a layer of confectioners’ sugar that makes them resemble snowballs – hence the name – but they can come in a wide variety of flavors and colors. These Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies ... Read More »

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Shaped cookies, frosted cookies and sprinkle-topped cookies are all very festive additions to a holiday cookie plate, but they’re not the only way to make a cookie look a little festive. Sometimes it is just as simple as adding a little color and today I used dried cranberries add both color and flavor to these delicious sugar cookies. Sugar cookies aren’t always known for having ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

I’ll admit that I usually bake sweet things, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only things I use my oven for! I also make a wide variety of breads, roasts, pasta dishes and other savory items, though not all of them end up here on the site. During the holidays, there are two main dishes that are part of my family’s traditions: turkey and ham. ... Read More »

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

These bar cookies are a must-make for the holiday season. I know they don’t look like it at first glance, but these are actually blondies! The dense, chewy bars have the same fudgy texture that you typically find in a brownie, but without any of the chocolate. Blondies usually have a buttery vanilla base, but these bars add molasses, spices and oatmeal to the mix ... Read More »

Gingerbread Cookies n’ Cream, a Holiday Cocktail

Gingerbread Season Cocktail

Homemade infused spirits and liqueurs are some of my favorite things to make around the holidays. They’re easy because they’re a very hands-off project (you only need to plan a little extra time for them to age) and they make great gifts for cocktail-loving friends. If you take the time to make your own infusions, you’re going to want to have some cocktail recipes to ... Read More »

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Visiting my Grandmother’s house during the holidays as a kid, I always searched the kitchen for a tin containing Danish butter cookies. These buttery shortbread cookies were a treat that never seemed to appear in my house. I liked the sugar-topped pretzels the best. Big sugar crystals, buttery cookie, melt-in-your-mouth texture – what’s not to love? I’ve made my own version of these cookies before ... Read More »

Homemade Gingerbread Rum

Homemade Gingerbread Rum

I love making homemade spirit infusions and syrups for cocktails, especially during the holidays. Not only do they make great gifts, but they enable you to make truly unique signature cocktails for any gathering! This gingerbread rum is infused with the flavors of gingerbread. You’ll note that I didn’t call it gingerbread infused rum because I didn’t stuff any cookies into the bottle! The rum ... Read More »

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