Archive for the christmas Tag

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Every baker needs a great red velvet recipe in their arsenal. This is mine. I have tried at least 5 different red velvet recipes, but none of them can compare to this one. It is ridiculously moist (read: lots of oil, but hey, it’s called a treat for a reason) and has the perfect hint of chocolate. Combo it withRead more

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Mint meringue cookies are an easy treat that you can put together in just a few minutes, with minimal effort. Most people buy meringue cookies in the store (Trader Joe’s always has a big display by the registers), but you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost with a few ingredients you probably have on hand.Read more

Oreo Truffles

Yay! Today is the last day for my 3-ingredient series and we have Oreo Truffles on the menu. Oreo truffles are a simple dessert to make that appear to be much fancier than they really are. To make the truffle center, you just need to process Oreo cookies and cream cheese together. Easy, right? The you just dip them inRead more

Toffee Pretzel Bark

Chocolate bark is one of those great treats you can set out on your coffee table or counter while people are grazing during the holidays. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated (although if you’re not planning on serving it, you should keep it in the fridge) and it doesn’t go stale quickly when uncovered. READ MORE

Eggnog Macarons

I have yet another macaron recipe for you today! Have I convinced you to make them yet? These macarons are essentially the same as the candy cane macarons I posted last week, except you substitute cinnamon and nutmeg for the peppermint extract and omit the candy cane pieces. The result is a slightly spiced version of plain macarons. The flavorRead more

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Last year I saw these little snowflakes on one of my favorite food blogs, Annie’s Eats. I knew that this Christmas I was going to try to do my own version, even though I’m not that skilled in royal icing yet (this is only my third time). Surprisingly, they were pretty easy as long as my tip stayed free ofRead more

Candy Cane Macarons

Happy December, everyone! I don’t know about you but I love, love, LOVE the holidays. After we ate our Thanksgiving dinner I was totally ready to get out the tree and decorations, but I somehow restrained myself until the next day. James and I have tons of holiday spirit. Now that December is here, I am going to try toRead more

Cranberry Sauce

Last Christmas I made a cranberry sauce that was mediocre at best. The cranberries were too tart, the sauce was too orange-y, and it just overall underwhelmed me. A couple of weeks ago I started to search for something that would be better fit my tastes. This recipe is definitely it. The sauce is sweet, perfectly orange-y and has aRead more