Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

As the temperature drops and with the holiday season in full swing, there is no better way to celebrate than with a traditional festive beverage. Eggnog, a spiked mixture of egg yolk and milk, has been around for centuries and is often enjoyed around Christmas time. In the American North it is mixed with coffee or rum, a technique brought to the Northern coastal states … Continue reading Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

Dazzling Dessert Ideas for the Holiday Season

Eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint flavors are on the menu this holiday season. Christmas may come once a year, but there are 25 days in December to get your holiday flavor fix. Incorporate festive tastes like eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint into everything from breakfast dishes to DIY gifts, scrumptious syrups and sips with recipes created and inspired by McCormick Kitchens “We do a lot of celebrating – … Continue reading Dazzling Dessert Ideas for the Holiday Season

Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Can you really be stress free for the holiday season? While there are many variables that can add tension to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, meal preparation doesn’t have to be one of them. Taking care of a few items before you head to sleep Wednesday night will save you some time and cleanup on Thanksgiving day. Consider handling the following tasks and remember the cardinal rule; … Continue reading Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Finish your holiday feast with the grand finale of all desserts – a moist, pumpkin cake base, studded with chocolate chips and topped with a sticky caramel sauce. It all comes together in your slow cooker, saving time, effort and oven space. Scoop baked cake into individual ramekins and top with whipped cream for a fancy, single-serving of indulgence. This week, McCormick Kitchens sent a … Continue reading Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Chef Jeff Anderson’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

The day before Thanksgiving is hands down, the busiest day in the kitchen. Anything that be made ahead of time is created in 36 hours before family and friends and sit down to dine together. Pies, cookies, desserts, croutons for stuffing are made and before I go to bed Wednesday evening, potatoes are peeled and chilled overnight. Here is a simple list from Albertsons and Safeway Executive … Continue reading Chef Jeff Anderson’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream