holidays

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

It's still fresh enough for you to remember how "they" start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving, AKA way too early in the holiday season for the poor folks who work retail and have no choice but to have their ears filled with the stuff (for what feels like) ad vitam aeternam.

I say, let's show them what's what by making Christmas recipes right after Christmas instead of before or during. And this non-traditional stollen made without milk, eggs and candied fruit, but filled instead with fresh oranges, dried cranberries and chocolate chips is a great way to get started on this new revolution.

Recipe: Christmas Stollen

Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Icing

Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Icing

These cupcakes are incredibly tender and moist, one of the most delicious cupcakes I have made so far - perfect for the holidays!

Recipe: Mince pie cupcakes with brandy butter icing

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies are a favorite Christmas cookie of mine, and this recipe is a classic - one my mom got from a ladies auxiliary cookbook for a local fire hall dating back to 1975.

Recipe: Pecan Tassies

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

These rolls are light and tender and packed with cranberries and walnuts. The perfect dinner roll to grace any holiday table - Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Recipe: Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

The Perfect Pecan Pie

Perfect Pecan Pie

An amazing pecan pie that, as a pecan pie lover, is infinitely better than any pecan pie I have tasted before. No gelatin-like stiff middle and tons of chopped pecans throughout the pie - it's pecan pie perfection!

Recipe: Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

A classic dessert with some non-traditional twists that results in the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted!

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie