Orange Vanilla Sugar Cookies, barely sweet and intensely aromatic. They are perfect for the holiday cookie platter as well as for a quiet cup of tea by the fireplace.
Decorating cupcakes with modeling chocolate is easy and fun!
Apple and cranberry chutney makes a good Christmas present, and it's good with cheese&crackers, or cold meat.
Gingerbread stained glass cookies. Perfect for tree or window hanging. Also perfect for eating.
My something green for the holiday table. Creamed Spinach with Crispy Shallots. Mom will be so proud
Updated Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, sure to be a hit at your holiday cookie swap!
Chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows make easy and impressive gifts, party snacks, and even decorations!
Layered Mint Chocolate Candy....an easily made rich, creamy confection perfect for the holidays.
Wine or cider mulling spice bags, a handmade holiday project and a good excuse to open a bottle of wine.
An Italian Cookie, just in time for those holiday cookie platters!
Pecan Pie made with unrefined sugar, Lyle's Golden Syrup, and a touch of dark rum.
Old-fashioned Potato Gratin: the perfect side for holiday entertaining!
Super-moist Pumpkin Mini Bundt Cake with dried cranberries and Cointreau glaze.
as if 3-birds-in-one wasn't enough, here's a little slice of the beautifully repulsive monster that is bacon-wrapped TurBaconDuckEn
Before you start stocking up on baking supplies this year, learn the difference between acceptable vanilla and incredible vanilla.
Joy the Baker makes one hell of an Apple Pie.
Pumpkin, coconut and cream cheese pie...aka pumpkin pie for people who don't really like pumpkin pie.
Crackers for the holiday buffet: parmesan thyme and cheddar pecan.
The Classic Hoilday Cookie: Gingersnaps!
Cranberry, Quince, and Pearl Onion Compote from Gourmet Magazine
Maple-Orange Granola - wonderful for holiday gifts and baking.
Thanksgiving Twofer Pie made with a unshrinkable pie crust. This time not just with pecans but tropical macadamia nuts and almonds.
White chocolate dipped peppermint sticks
Homemade Chocolate Orange Truffles in 3 easy steps. A decadent, yet simple holiday gift.
Roasted Hen with Sage, perfect for the Holidays.
Rye Spoons, Smoked Salmon, Dill Cream Cheese
Everlasting Vanilla Extract.
Won't these make excellent gifts?
This is my favorite "Thanksgiving Leftover" recipe and I use it throughout the year. An easy-to-do frittata for breakfast or brunch.
Holiday gift guide - recipes for handmade gifts & links to great gifts around the web.
With cloves, cinnamon sticks and allspice. Mulled wine is easy to make at home for the holidays. The aroma is warm and delicious.
The very best indulgent holiday morning treat is a big batch of homemade cinnamon rolls - soft and pillowy, sweet and cinnamony.
Start a new tradition. Homemade tofurkey with apple nut stuffing. I'll be doing this one again for christmas.
Breton Apple Pie - this was a great alternative to Pumpkin Pie at our Thanksgiving table.
Rich and buttery lemon shortbread is a treat any time of year, but would make a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie tray!