Classic Hot Chocolate

Looking for hot cocoa? (Yes, there’s a difference.) Click here. If you’re looking for classic hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, you’ve come to the right place! What’s more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate? This recipe takes minutes to whip together and if you’re a baker, you probably have everything in your…

Four Christmas Tables

I adore table settings so it’s no surprise that I get jazzed up about the idea of a holiday table. Here are four festive tables for Christmas: Classic Christmas Red and green never goes out of style. For a Classic Christmas table, pair red placemats with festive green napkins and holiday napkin rings. No tablecloth…

How to Make Sugared Cranberries

What’s more Christmas-y than glistening sugared cranberries? Sugared cranberries are as fun to make as they are to eat! I top my Festive Fiori di Sicilia Cake, Cranberry Cupcakes, and Cranberry Belgian Waffles with these beauties. They’re also gorgeous threaded on toothpicks as a drink garnish or just set out in a bowl for snacking….

Cranberry Cupcakes

“It’s the most Christmas-y Cupcake in the wooooorld” With juicy, tart cranberries, a hint of orange, and sugared cranberries on top, this is the quintessential Christmas cupcake. It really doesn’t get more holiday festive than this! These cupcakes just scream holiday cheer. This is the Bing Crosby of cupcake recipes. My Festive Fiori di Sicilia…

Virtual Nutcracker Night

I can’t even count how many times I’ve seen The Nutcracker. Going to see the ballet is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Last year I got to take my niece , brother, and sister-in-law, and we had the most magical evening with Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. (If you’ve never been to…

Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

Inspired by Disneyland’s Peppermint Marshmallow Wands from Marceline’s Confectionery Have yourself a Disney Christmas with a delightful treat inspired by the parks! I’ve never been to Disneyland at Christmastime (goals!) but every year I think the Peppermint Marshmallow Wands are so damn cute on Instagram. I decided to have a little Disney magic at home and recreate…

Peanut Butter Trees

Inspired by Reese’s holiday candy Last spring I made Homemade Reese’s and I noted that they would be awfully cute in holiday shapes. Well, here you go: delicious Peanut Butter Trees! These are so, so good and would be so cute on a Christmas cookie plate. I used a small Christmas tree cookie cutter to…

Rocky Road

An old-fashioned, no-bake candy Why did people ever stop making rocky road? It’s so easy and has such a wow factor. You basically just cut up marshmallows to line an 8″ pan, then pour a chocolate-butter-nut mixture on top. This would be perfect in the summertime when you don’t want to turn on the oven,…

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on this bright Hawaiian Christmas Day I have a special place in my heart for Hawaii. My family went on vacation to Maui when I was ten and I was forever changed by the food and culture. I went from a fairly picky eater to a girl ordering…