Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation

The holiday season has arrived, which means it’s that time of year when guests expect you to bring them some figgy pudding – or any type of pudding for that matter. After all, those guests likely subscribe to the idea that grabbing an extra slice of ham or overindulging in that box of chocolate-covered cherries… Read More Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation

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… Read More Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Delectable Gluten-Free Brownie Recipes for the Holiday Dessert Table

Whether you choose to avoid gluten due to allergies, or want to bake a batch of everyone’s favorite treat for the holiday season, Blends by Orly has you covered. They have sent us these two delectable brownie recipes – one for Chocolate Chip Blondies and one for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies – that are rich, delectable and gluten-free,… Read More Delectable Gluten-Free Brownie Recipes for the Holiday Dessert Table

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

Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the day I bake for the holiday dessert table. The aroma wafting through the kitchen is intoxicating and keeping all foods intact for guests arriving Thursday, is a bit of a chore with two teenagers in the house. Pies, small decorative cookies and cakes are dessert menu staples, and this year Pecan… Read More Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

Holiday Traditions: Swedish Almond Wreath by Darra Goldstein

THANKFULLY, THE ART of baking is alive and well in Scandinavia, where coffee breaks are a cherished part of the day. I’m especially fond of the sweetened yeast breads made in all sorts of intricate shapes. The truth is, anything with almond paste makes me swoon, and this beautiful wreath is a particular favorite. During… Read More Holiday Traditions: Swedish Almond Wreath by Darra Goldstein