Intense Chocolate Tart With A Gingersnap Crust

[Editor's Note: This chocolate and ginger tart is a delicious option for a Christmas Eve or Day dinner, or for a party closer to New Year's Eve. Your guests won't be able to resist that rich flavor! --Genie] ...more
I really need to learn how to cook.more

Loaded and Stuffed Mashed Potato Monkey Bread

[Editor's Note: Those of you trying to avoid carbs should just look away now, but for anyone who takes comfort in potatoes and bread, I have just the recipe for you. This is a quick-to-make recipe that results in a warm, delightful, pull-apart creation sure to fill your belly with joy. --Genie] ...more
I love this ideamore

Semolina Sourdough with Plums, Walnuts, and Fennel

[Editor's Note: This time of year, I'm on the hunt for recipes that have special elements to them, but that are a little quieter than the high-octane, overly-sweet or incredibly rich holiday treats making their way to the table. This bread recipe strikes me as perfect: it includes some unusual flavor additions that make it special and festive, but it's still hearty and healthy, which balances out seasonal excess. I would love to find it on a holiday table. --Genie] ...more

Rich and Decadent Flourless Nutella Cake

[Editor's Note: For some winter holiday parties, nothing but a decadent chocolate dessert will do. This nutella cake, which eschews flour for dreamy, creamy chocolate-hazelnut flavor, would be a beautiful, celebratory end to a special dinner party this season. --Genie] ...more

Homemade Rosemary Cornbread with Goat Cheese Butter

[Editor's Note: I love serving cornbread at Thanksgiving—it's got a little more substance to it than white dinner rolls. But this recipe would be equally at homer served just after Thanksgiving, when you've turned your turkey leftovers into soup or white chili. It's a great option for the season! --Genie] ...more

Easy Scallion-Cheddar Drop Biscuits

[Editor's Note: When planning for the holidays, it's great to have a few recipes in the bank that come together quickly but still pack a flavor punch. These drop biscuits are perfect for a holiday bread basket: they have good flavor, but mix up and bake up fast—get them ready to go and bake them while the turkey's resting so they're piping hot for your Thanksgiving table! --Genie] ...more

S’more Brownies with Marshmallow Meringue

[Editor's Note: It might be too cold in most parts of the country already to go on a family camping trip, but that doesn't mean you have to forgo all the flavors of such an event all winter long. These s'more brownies recreate the wonderful flavor of this favorite 'round-the-campfire event right from your oven! --Genie] ...more
How is it possible to have so many yummy words in one title?more

Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

[Editor's Note: Holiday food is notoriously high in calories, so it's great to have a recipe in the bank that offers seasonal flavor with a little better bang for your caloric buck. These muffins fit the bill—they'd be great for a Thanksgiving morning breakfast, or for another time in the holiday season when you're looking for something deliciously pumpkin-flavored but easier on the waistline. --Genie] ...more
That sounds goood, perfect for listening to Arlo.more

Bite-Sized Candy Corn Cookies

[Editor's Note: I'll admit it: Candy corn is a strange little kind of candy. (Same goes for those little pumpkins made the same way.) I happen to love them, but that's not true for everyone. Happily, this recipe provides all the adorableness of candy corn with a delicious cookie flavor, which means it's perfect for those who want all the festiveness, but not the actual confection! --Genie] ...more

Bake Up Some Ninja Cookies

[Editor's Note: Who says the kids are the only ones who get to wear costumes at Halloween? With this recipe, your cookies can dress up as ninjas for the holidays. Stay sharp...or you might find they come and go with nary a whisper. --Genie]...more
Love these! Will have to whip some up this week for the family.more