Perhaps it’s the memories of my childhood milk and cookie snack time, or my never-ending love for the classic chocolate chip cookie. Maybe it’s the unparalleled and addictive smell wafting from the kitchen as they bake, or the endless add-ins you can throw into a cookie dough....more
I used to bake many batches of cookies every holiday season. I'd put an assortment in dozens of plastic sandwich bags, tie them with red and green ribbon, and then hand them out to friends and classmates and teachers at school. The cookies were good, but my packaging, well, lacked a bit of creativity. That's why I love this assorted list of ideas for great ways to pack up and gift holiday baked goodsit's a whole set of affordable, beautiful options that are way better than I could have thought up on my own!
This was my year to host Thanksgiving for the first time. I was completely thrilled for the challenge; yet petrified of cooking for my picky family. I wanted to try new dishes, but I knew I had to stick pretty close to the traditional favorites to make everyone happy.Everyone in my family seems to think pumpkin pie is completely necessary for Thanksgiving. That's great. But, unfortunately, I've always kind of hated it. Pretty sure it's a crust thing. I generally take a courtesy piece, but find myself looking for more whipped cream to cover it with....more
[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a fun, boozy dessert for an adult holiday gathering, this is perfect. It's relatively simple to throw together, and you can either make chocolate cups to hold the mousse, or go an easier route by just making the shooters in shot glasses. Either way, it's festive and delicious! --Genie]