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"Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf" Book and Vanilla Cream "Donut" Cupcake With Raspberry Frosting Recipe

Shmelf is a new elf employed by Santa to look over the list of nice kids. Shmelf learns that Jewish children celebrate Hanukkah, a holiday when their parents give them eight nights of presents! Fun and informative for children about Hanukkah, plus a "donut" recipe!


"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" Book Discussion and Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with their children and discuss questions, bake a recipe, and enjoy an optional craft together. Also contains similar books to read next.


Creepy Halloween Popcorn Hand (Plus 2 Popcorn Mix Recipes)

If you want a fun and easy recipe for a Halloween snack or treat, this popcorn hand is perfect. It's really inexpensive to make, and I like that too.


Recipe for Christmas Drunken Fruitcake

One of the nicest fruitcakes to make for Christmas is the drunken (or boozy) fruitcake. For a nonalcoholic version, the alcohol can be replaced by fruit juice.


Heart-Shaped Meatloaf and Sweet Cheese Stuffed Strawberries for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day has always been a very special day for people to express their love for one another. Food is a wonderful way to express your love.


Applesauce Fruitcake Recipe (Nonalcoholic)

This nonalcoholic holiday fruitcake uses applesauce cake as its base.


Perfect Panettone (and Creative Ways to Use the Leftovers)

Panettone, Italy's traditional Christmas bread, is rich with fruit and history. However, the store-bought version is pricey and far from fresh. Learn the story of panettone and how to make it in your own kitchen.


Easy French Vanilla Holiday Cookies

These easy and flavorful holiday cookies are made with French vanilla pudding (and they don't require any rolling!).


Spiced Mulled Cider Two Ways: Slow Cooker and Stovetop

Perfect for the winter holidays, or any wintry day, this spiced mulled cider is sure to please.


Anytime Southern Biscuits With a Thanksgiving Day Twist

These biscuits are perfect as a snack or an accompaniment to breakfast or dinner. For a Thanksgiving twist, I used a turkey cookie cutter to give them a holiday appearance, but they are delicious made in a traditional circular shape, too.


How to Make a Halloween Puking Pumpkin (With Guacamole)

Learn how to make a gory puking pumpkin with guacamole dip. And save the innards for other treats!


Easy Jack-o'-Lantern Potato Stuffed Peppers for Halloween

On Halloween, these stuffed jack-o'-lantern peppers make a festive and crowd-pleasing addition to our meal.


Hot Cross Buns: Fun Facts and a Recipe

Perhaps you have eaten this bread or recited the nursery rhyme without knowing its origins. Here's everything you wanted to know about hot cross buns.


Easy Pineapple Cherry Easter Ham Glaze

Dress up your Easter ham with a tasty pineapple cherry glaze.


Jelly Bean Mini Cheesecakes for Easter

This Easter, let the soft colors of early spring inspire some cute and tasty little cheesecake treats topped with jelly beans.


The History and Symbolism of the New Orleans King Cake

Whether you observe Epiphany season or just enjoy reading about it, delve into one of New Orleans' most treasured and tasty traditions this time of year.


Moist and Delicious Fruitcake Recipe Without Alcohol

A traditional holiday dessert, fruitcake is made with rum or brandy-soaked dried fruit, orange zest, and candied ginger. In this recipe, I'll show you how to bake a non-alcoholic fruitcake that's incredibly moist and delicious.


Easy Last-Minute Christmas Desserts: Pumpkin Roll and More!

Short on time? Make an elegant Christmas dinner dessert that's quick and easy.


Ode to Cranberries and Walnuts: Holiday Treats With a Chinese Medicine Twist

Enjoy holiday treats over Christmas and the winter solstice season with zero guilt. Walnuts and cranberries are superfoods. This cranberry walnut muffin recipe and superfood dip recipe do the job right. Chinese nutritional information is a bonus feature.


Festive Grinch Brownie Cookies

These cookies are a delicious, Grinchy holiday treat!


How to Make a Fruit Kabob Turkey for Thanksgiving

Brighten your Thanksgiving holiday table with this delightful and healthy edible centerpiece.


Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

This is a quick and easy recipe to make a tasty, melt-in-the-mouth Christmas pudding using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It is much cheaper and tastier than ready-made shop versions. The pudding can be made on the day or months ahead. Either way, it will taste delicious.


History of the Yule Log and How to Make Your Own

The Yule log, once a pagan ritual, has been elevated to not just dessert but a stunning work of pastry artistry known as Buche de Noel. Don’t let its looks frighten you. You can make your own. Here’s how.


A Delicious Fall Dinner Menu

Butternut squash soup, slow cooker roast, and cheesecake stuffed pumpkin bread. This menu has it all—a great meal for those cool fall evenings.


Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe

These frighteningly delicious monster cookies make for the perfect Halloween treat. Beware, they're scary good!


The Idiot’s Guide to Roasting a Holiday Turkey

A no-nonsense family recipe and guide for how to cook your holiday turkey.


4 Patriotic Jell-O Dessert Recipes for the 4th of July

Making a sweet treat in patriotic colors is easy with Jell-O! Here are four ways you can make a dessert that fits the theme of your 4th of July cookout, party, or special event all year round.


Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Races (With Foolproof Recipe for English Pancakes)

Pancake Day races and tossing the pancake, linked to Shrove Tuesday, are ancient English customs that date back to the fourteenth century and are still observed today. Find out about the origins of Pancake Day races and how to make a foolproof English-style pancake in this article.


Top 12 Clean Eating Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas

Valentine's Day is a special time to show affection to the ones you love. What better way is there to do that than to start the day with one of these top 12 clean eating Valentine's Day breakfast ideas? And you don't have to do anything fancy. Just use what you already have and be creative.


17 Delicious Valentine's Day Treats to Make With Your Kids

Valentine's Day is a fun excuse to make crafts, create yummy treats, and do some fun activities with your kids to show each other how much you care. Celebrate the holiday and show your kids that you care by spending time together as a family and making deliciously healthy, fun snacks.


Easy Dorm Room Hamantaschen for Purim

Fast and simple hamantaschen. No, they're not like the ones your mom made, but they will do in a pinch!


5 Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for an Auspicious New Year

Enjoy a delicious meal that is believed to bring you good luck throughout the new year. Learn what each of the traditional foods represents, and try five different recipes for black-eyed peas.


Delicious Clean Eating Traditional Christmas Dishes

Christmastime is a time for family and considering the changes coming in the next year. Why not make your holidays a little less stressful, a little healthier, and a little sweeter with these delicious clean eating traditional Christmas dishes. Maybe the big change you need is one for your health.


12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

You're going to love these 12 delicious clean eating Christmas cookie recipes. These are all of your favorite cookie recipes, without all of the processed and refined ingredients. With these recipes, there's no guilt, breaking your diet, or need to worry about sharing them with your family!


Gingerbread House 101: An Easy Recipe for Dough, Icing, and Assembly

The gingerbread house is a whimsical bit of Christmas tradition in many American and European homes. Here's what you need to make one for your family.


13 Clean-Eating Thanksgiving Treats to Make With Your Kids

This collection of 13 clean-eating Thanksgiving treats to make with your kids is packed full of yummy, healthy treats that you and your kids will enjoy creating together. This is such a fun time of year—get your kids involved in helping now, and you'll have an excited, involved kid for life.


Holiday Eggnog Made Easy

The holidays always involve intimate parties, gatherings, and events filled with great food, adult beverages, and flavorful concoctions. Eggnog is simply a must-have at any holiday party. If you are planning on hosting this year, this is my recipe for flavorful eggnog made simple and easy.


The Great Thanksgiving Debate: Is It Stuffing or Dressing?

Every Thanksgiving, the great debate arises again: Is the famous holiday side dish called "stuffing" or "dressing"? Many cooks swear by one or the other, and they will not deviate from their opinions.


Table Etiquette and Simple Tips

Some of the most educated people don't know basic table etiquette and simple rules for eating in public. Perhaps this article will help.


Adorable Reindeer Brownies

These reindeer brownies are incredibly simple to make and will be a hit at any holiday party this season!


Loving Leftovers: Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey is wonderful on Day one. Day two delights us with sandwiches, but by day three are you getting bored? Be bored no longer. Here are imaginative ways to use those gobbler leftovers.


10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

Mince pies are an integral part of the British Christmas food culture, but when they are prepared at home, mincemeat will often be left over. The recipes on this page provide ideas for what to do with that leftover mincemeat.


Duck Breast With Red Cabbage and Creamy Mash

This dish is a wintry showstopper. Duck breasts are an elegant main course anytime; however, I would also urge you to consider this recipe as a time-saving alternative to a traditional Christmas dinner if you are celebrating in a small round.


3 Deliciously Simple Halloween Treat Ideas

Whip up one of these deliciously simple Halloween treats in next to no time flat!


Do You Eat Certain Foods on Designated Days?

Some families have designated days to eat certain foods. They wouldn't dare eat something on a day it was not earmarked for. How strict are you about eating specific foods on certain days?


No-Bake Shamrock Mint Cheesecake

This no-bake mint cheesecake has a texture similar to a baked version and a delicious, light minty flavor. The cookie crust, along with the thick and rich filling, helps make this cake a real stand out among no-bake cheesecakes.


How to Make the Best Mulled Wine for New Year's Eve

Mulled wine or Bishop's wine is easy to make. The sweet and spicy flavor of homemade mulled wine goes very well with home-baked New Year's Eve doughnut balls.


Recipe for Russian Easter Biscuits With Homemade Icing

Easter is a popular celebration in Russia, both for those who are Christian and those who are not. One major aspect of the holiday that is the same for everyone is the love of sweets! In this article, I will show you how to make some delicious Russian Easter biscuits with homemade icing!


Conversation Heart Petit Fours for Valentine's Day

For a heartfelt and personalized Valentine's Day treat, try making these conversation heart petit fours. They are delicious bite-sized treats that everyone will love!