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…

Black Forest Pretzel Board

Need an Oktoberfest dessert or a gorgeous holiday board? You’ve come to the right place! Black Forest Cake is one of my favorite German treats. I’ve translated that delightful chocolate-cherry-whipped cream combination to a board paired with another popular German treat: pretzels! Now you could make your own pretzels if you have more patience than me…

Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a fast holiday appetizer? You’ve come to the right place! This is the perfect use for leftover cranberry sauce. This tasty starter is just THREE ingredients and is sure to impress. This recipe is similar to my Cranberry Brie Bites but instead of individual appetizers, this is one large wheel of brie baked…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…