Baking & Desserts

Oranges in Cointreau
This delightfully different dessert is so easy to make, yet sumptuous enough to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. It’s delicious topped with whipped cream but we love to serve it as an oh-so-chic sundae, over vanilla ice cream or a complementary sorbet. Yum! More »
Coffee Pots de Crème
A pot de crème is like an unbrûléed crème brûlée — essentially a gently baked creamy pudding. The cute part about coffee pots de crème in particular is that you can cook them in little mugs, like the vintage Pyrex ones you bought for a dollar each at a garage sale or thrift shop, then eat your über... More »
Truffles (gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian)
These decadent truffles are a crowd-pleaser and great for holiday parties. More »
Sun-Dried Tomato and Dill Cheesecake
When biting into this tasty cheesecake, your guests will be hit with an appealing burst of sun-dried tomato flavor. All it needs is simple crackers. It’s also delicious on celery sticks. More »
Almond Chocolate Ginger Bark
Calling all ginger lovers! If you love ginger as much as we do, then this is for you. Here, melted bittersweet chocolate is combined with crunchy bits of toasted almonds and candied ginger. Quick, easy and, of course, delicious! Perfect for cookie exchanges. More »
Gourmet Layered Peppermint Bark
This double-layered peppermint bark is as beautiful as it is delicious. A stunning gift, this is a personal favorite of author Jane Sharrock. She also loves to swap it during cookie exchanges. More »
Finding Comfort in Home Baking This Holiday Season
Cake in some form plays an important role in the ritual of our lives, says Jill Snider, author of Complete Cake Mix Magic - whether it is a coffee cake in the morning, a teatime treat, a lunchbox sweet, a late-night dessert or a snack at any time during the day. And, of course, a birthday party... More »
Caramel Corn
Caramel corn does not need reinvention, but there’s nothing wrong with a revamp to make it extra-easy to prepare. The even heat flow of the air fryer ensures perfectly crisp (not sticky) caramel corn with minimal effort and cleanup. More »
White Chocolate Snowmen Cupcakes
You don't need snow to make these cold-weather guys! Shaved white chocolate gives them the look of freshly fallen snow, and their charming fondant features will warm your heart! Plus, the cupcakes are so good, you’ll be tempted to make them all year long, say the authors of 175 Best Babycakes... More »
Chocolate Candy Cane Cake
This holiday cake is simple to make, but oh so festive (and, did we mention delicious)! More »
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