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Eggnog Ricotta Cheesecake

Eggnog Ricotta Cheesecake

Eggnog is one of those foods that really conjures up thoughts of the holidays because it’s only available for a few weeks of the year (although you can make it at home anytime). There are also lots of eggnog-flavored treats out there, like cakes and cookies. Many don’t even use eggnog as an ingredient and just include vanilla and nutmeg in the recipes to capture ... Read More »

Order The Baking Bites Cookbook now, for Christmas!

There are just two weeks left until Christmas, which means that if you want to order a copy of The Baking Bites Cookbook in time for holiday gift-giving, now is the time to do it! If you order in the next couple of days, a book with standard shipping (free for US purchases of $16.95!!) will definitely arrive by Christmas. If you wait more than ... Read More »

Orange and Clove Snowball Cookies

Orange and Clove Snowballs

When I was a little kid, every Christmas I would pick oranges from one of our trees and stud them all over with whole cloves. The resulting pomander ball was incredibly fragrant and it only took a couple to infuse almost the whole house with a very subtle smell of orange and cloves, a scent that I associate with the holidays as much as eggnog, ... Read More »

Pre-Bitten Gingerbread Men

Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me – I’m the gingerbread man! The gingerbread men that come out of my oven aren’t all that fast, so I can tell you exactly what happens when I catch one: he looses a leg, an arm or, when I start from the top, his head. I’ll bet that the same thing happens to ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Cookies n’ Cream Peppermint Bark

Triple Chocolate Cookies n' Cream Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is a holiday staple – or, at least, it appears in quite a few stores and a package always seems to make its way under my tree around Christmas. It’s easy to make it yourself and it makes a great holiday gift, as well as being a good treat to put out when guests stop by for snacks and hot cocoa. It is ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Eggnog (cooked)

Homemade Eggnog

I like eggnog, but I’m not a big fan of most store-bought eggnogs, even “organic” ‘nogs from natural foods stores. I find that many of them have an overly strong nutmeg flavor, and others are so thick that they verge on being pudding. I like eggnog to be light and refreshing, with flavor from all the ingredients in it. Eggnog is made from milk and ... Read More »

Foodie Survival Kit

Foodie Survival Kit

When you’re traveling, whether it’s international or to a distant family member’s home over the holidays, you never know what you’re going to find food-wise. Sometimes it will be great but other times… let’s just say that the food might be less than perfect, with problems like to little seasoning, too much seasoning or really strange seasoning. A few spices of your own can go ... Read More »

Baking Bites 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas

With the clock counting down the last few weeks before the holidays, there is no time like the present to start picking up some holiday presents! The best thing about baking gifts, or food gifts, is that they’re usually a little bit more useful than another sweater with a reindeer on it, so there is no harm in picking out something for yourself while shopping ... Read More »

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