"The Christmas Bookshop" Book Discussion and Mulled Wine Cupcakes Recipe
"The Christmas Bookshop" is a perfect cozy holiday book for anyone who loves bookstores, romance, Scotland, or women’s empowerment. Pair this great read with mulled wine cupcakes!
"How to Catch an Elf" Book Discussion and Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Recipe
A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "How to Catch an Elf" with their children, discuss questions, and bake cupcakes. Also: similar books to read next.
Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe With Dried Fruits and Nuts
This Christmas cookie recipe came from our next-door neighbor many years ago, and it has since become a family favorite.
"The Wild Christmas Reindeer" Book Discussion and Orange Ginger Cookies Recipe
Teeka has been asked by Santa to get the reindeer ready for Christmas Eve, but her mean voice only upsets the reindeer. Teeka must learn an important lesson about kindness, in order to fix the mess she made. Also a fun cookie recipe to bake with children and enjoy while reading the book.
"A Christmas Carol" Book Discussion and Citrus Spice Christmas Cupcake Recipe
A classic tale of redemption, hope, appreciation, generosity, and hopefulness, "A Christmas Carol" should be read every year at Christmas time, a reminder of the hope and joys of the season that can accompany a grateful, kind heart.
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.
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.
"Christmas in Vermont" Book Discussion and Maple Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Reminiscent of the classic movie "White Christmas," the book "Christmas in Vermont" is perfect for anyone looking for a cozy romantic comedy set in wintry New England, with two people destined for love and a sagacious little girl out to save the world.
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.
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.
12 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!
"Catching Christmas" Book Discussion and Cranberry Pecan Muffin Recipe
Filled with hilarious, sarcastic humor from a man in a backwards baseball cap, innocent judgments from an elderly lady, and reevaluations of life choices culminating in needed positive changes, "Catching Christmas" is a quintessential Christmas romantic comedy to cozy up with.
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.
"Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery" Book Discussion and Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe
Comical and merry, "Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery" is an honest look at the misunderstandings that can occur when people fear to trust and love one another.
How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider
Wassail is a traditional holiday punch from the British Isles that is made with apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Laden with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's a festive, warming, and easy-to-make holiday beverage!
Ukrainian Christmas Cake Recipe With Poppy Seed, Date and Walnut
A delicious cake with a strong flavor of dates and poppy seed as well as walnuts and marmalade—like a fruitcake if a fruitcake actually was good!
Thumbprint Cookies: 25 Recipes for a Christmas Countdown
We can't agree on the origin of thumbprint cookies (Sweden, Poland, or somewhere else?), but we can agree that they are easy, fun, and there are so many ways to make them. Here are 25!
Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love eggnog and those who despise it (or assume they will). Let's join hands, learn some fun history, and share recipes. Who knows? You might end up loving eggnog.
Simple and Delicious Ginger-Caramel Cookies (Perfect for Christmas!)
An easy-to-follow recipe for delicious ginger cookies with a taste of caramel, that work perfectly as a Christmas cookie.
How to Deep-Fry a Delicious Christmas Turkey and Other Fun Foods
Looking for something different and delicious this Christmas? Deep fry a turkey! The result is a moist, juicy inside and crispy outside! While the oil is hot, fry some onion rings, fries, pickles, and candy bars!
How to Make the Perfect Cookie Tray for a Special Occasion
Everyone loves to get and give homemade baked goods. Here's how to assemble the perfect cookie tray to show off all those yummy treats you make.
Fruit Santa Hats: Easy and Quick Christmas Dessert
This is a fun Christmas dessert made with fruit in the shape of Santa hats.
Exploring Peppermint: The Christmas Spice of Candy Canes and So Much More
Peppermint—the flavor of Christmas and candy canes. Allow me to share with you a bit of history about this prolific herb, as well as recipes that will last all year long.
How to Make a Dundee Fruit Cake From Scratch
Learn how to make this traditional recipe for a Dundee fruit cake from scratch. There are ideas for how to turn it into a Christmas cake by covering it in marzipan and icing. I have included an easy-to-follow recipe with step-by-step instructions, my own video and photos.
Shortbread Facts and Recipes: A Traditional Christmas Treat
Shortbread is a delicious biscuit or cookie that is a traditional Christmas treat. It has been associated with some interesting customs throughout its history.
History of Figgy Pudding: Origins, Traditions and Recipe
The origins of figgy pudding date back to medieval England. At that time it was not a dessert, but a method of preserving meats for the winter months.
How to Make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Cookies
Instructions, tips, and ideas for making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cookies using cookie cutters you might already have. These cookies are easy to create and are a great project for children, too.
Yule Logs, Mincemeat, and Mince Pies: Food Facts and History
Yule log cakes, mincemeat, and mince pies are delicious Christmas treats with an interesting history. A Yule log was once a real log, and mince pies used to contain meat.
Creamed Mushrooms for Wigilia: Polish Christmas Eve Meal
In my family, we made this creamed mushroom sauce for Wigilia, the traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal.