Christmas Cards For Our Troops

I've always wanted to send Christmas cards to our troops, but have been reluctant because it is widely known the majority of cards never get to the soldiers.  ...more

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 just baked these cookies this afternoon. They're fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe.more

Fruitcakes - the gifts that keep on giving.

I like the ones that look and feel like bricks. I like the ones in a circle with giant chunks of candied fruit protruding. ...more

Festive Packaging For Your Holiday Baked Goods

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 goods—it's a whole set of affordable, beautiful options that are way better than I could have thought up on my own! ...more

Pumpkin Maple Pots de Creme with a Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream

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

Festive Raspberry Martini Mousse Shooters

[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] ...more

Homemade Irish Creme, a Delicious Holiday Treat

A Facebook post from my friend Melissa, reminded me of a couple of drink recipes in y grandmother's recipe box. This recipe, for Irish Cream, is like chocolate milk with a kick....more
@Laine Griffin According to Cloris Leachman in the movie Spanglish, we are safe to begin ...more