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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti have always been one of my favorite cookies to keep in my kitchen. They’re fun to eat, easy to make and they have a long shelf-life, so a big batch can go a long way. Almonds are very commonly used in biscotti, but they’re not the only nut that goes well in this style of cookie. These Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti use bright green pistachios ... Read More »

5 Easy-to-Make Homemade Holiday Treats for Last-Minute Gifts

Hot Chocolate on A Stick

You don’t need to fight traffic at your local mall or scour the internet for free shipping coupons when you can make a memorable holiday gift in the comfort of your own kitchen! These are some of my favorite giftable treats to make during the holidays. They’re all easy and delicious. You might need to run to the grocery store to pick up any ingredients ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

A hot peppermint mocha is an indulgent way to take off the chill on a cold winter night. I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint – and it is even better once you throw a little bit of coffee in to the mix! My Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies are a holiday treat inspired by the hot coffee drink. They’re easy to make and ... Read More »

Eggnog Pancakes

Eggnog Pancakes

If you haven’t stocked up on eggnog this holiday season, you might want to run to the store and pick up a container of your favorite brand so that you can whip up a batch of these fluffy Eggnog Pancakes for breakfast. They’re easy to make and a wonderful way to infuse a little holiday flavor into your mornings. The pancakes are light, fluffy and ... Read More »

6 Holiday Cookies to Make Before Christmas

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a magical time of year – particularly if you enjoy baking, as it is peak cookie-baking season in many (if not most) kitchens across the country. I make dozens of cookies during the holidays and like to make sure that I infuse some of the holiday spirit into each and every batch. You’re probably going to be doing some baking of your ... Read More »

Cheesecake Stuffed Eggnog Pound Cake

Cheesecake Stuffed Eggnog Pound Cake

Holiday desserts deserve to be a little bit over-the-top, whether you’re talking about elaborately iced sugar cookies or a layer cake. The holidays usually mean that we all have a little bit of additional incentive to make our desserts impressive, whether we simply have time off of work and a few extra hours to play around in the kitchen or we have a house full ... Read More »

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

December is one of the biggest baking months of the year, as the holidays inspire just about everyone to do a little bit of baking. Holiday baking requires the same basic tools as everyday baking, such as mixing bowls, measuring cups and spatulas, but there are some tools that are a little bit handier during the holidays than they are any other time of the ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Duet Pan

Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Duet Pan

Gingerbread houses are fantastic decorations to make during the holidays. Made with carefully shaped sheets of gingerbread, they’re usually assembled with the help of a lot of royal icing and plenty of gumdrops, sprinkles and peppermints. Gingerbread houses take a lot of effort to put together and they are used as centerpieces far more often than they are used as dessert. If you want a ... Read More »

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