My first pregnancy craving and I am more than 30 weeks pregnant: I needed to make chocolate peppermint cupcakes today. And these did not disappoint. Inspired by Cooking Classy, I made a few tweaks and would not change a thing from the recipe below.
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Fresh 2/3 cup milk 2 eggs [...]
This is a variation on classic fudge that I made this year to give to colleagues at the office for the holidays. After fudge set, I transferred to small clear bags and tied with ribbon as the gift packaging.
Servings: 12 cookie cutters (dependent on size of cutters)
Fresh 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 [...]
Jim is bringing peanut butter fudge into the office as holiday gifts for his colleagues. We tried two different recipes, one with marshmallow creme and one without. The winning recipe is below (without marshmallow).
Servings: 18 muffin cups
Fresh 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
Pantry 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla [...]
This recipe required several attempts with a few tweaks to get right, but a was finally happy with the final product. The initial inspiration came from Stick, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy.
Fresh 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, divided, softened 4 eggs, room temperature 2 cups eggnog, divided
Pantry 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour 1-1/4 cups [...]
My sister and I made these after my baby shower today. I’m going to tweak the recipe before posting. We love the concept, but a little too much cinnamon and a few other adjustments are needed.
My holiday baking this year was minimal: Sugar Cookies and Peanut Blossoms. To supplement my lack of baking, my loving and generous mother sent a box of homemade goodies overnight mail – including these treats, which Jim quickly gobbled up.
Pantry 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies 1 cup plus 3 to [...]
I scaled back my holiday baking this year, but I have to make Peanut Blossoms or it wouldn’t be the holidays in our house.
Servings: 48 cookies
Fresh 1 egg 2 Tbsp. milk
Pantry 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 [...]
For 2011 Thanksgiving I tried a little variation on the classic recipe using wine. The leftovers went into Cranberry Muffins the next day. This version differs from the classic Glen-Mor Restaurant Cranberry Relish, with larger cranberry pieces and a hint of Cabernet.
Fresh 12 oz. cranberries 1 orange for zest
Pantry 3/4 to [...]
Full disclosure: this is a recycled recipe. Halloween Sugar Cookies are the exact same as Holiday Sugar Cookies. But good recipes are worth repeating.
Servings: 24 cookies
Fresh 2 eggs 2 Tbsp. milk
Pantry 1 cup soft shortening ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 2-¾ cups [...]
In addition to the New England cookbook, I am working on a small Cookie Book filled with holiday treats – many are already posted on this site: Fudge, Tingalings, Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Meltaways, and many others. As summer turns to fall, I am picking-up the Cookie Book project with a few final recipe [...]