Holiday Recipes

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This mashed sweet potato recipe is an all-time favorite, perfect for Thanksgiving. Plump vanilla beans, cream, orange zest, and butter are combined with sweet potatoes that have been roasted in the oven. A quick whirl in the food processor produces a smooth, creamy, subtly sweet puree haunted by the delicious vanilla and citrus undertones. The consistency is that of a thick frosting.

Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup

Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup

This Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup couldn't be easier to make - roasted winter squash, coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, and sea salt come together in a pot of vibrant, rich, flavorful soup. A total crowd pleaser.

Mexican Wedding Cookies - Whole Grain

Mexican Wedding Cookies - Whole Grain

A good Mexican wedding cookie recipe results in a tender nutty, butter-based cookie topped with an extravagant blizzard of powdered sugar.

Valentine's Chocolate Fondue

Valentine's Chocolate Fondue

Silky, dark chocolate fondue recipe. Simple with just two ingredients and lots of ideas on what makes the best dunkables.

Spiced Candied Walnuts

Spiced Candied Walnuts

This candied walnut recipe was is the perfect solution to a New Years Eve hors d'oeuvres dilemma. Made with walnuts, sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and powdered sugar.

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Peppermint Semifreddo

Peppermint Semifreddo

Served in shot glasses this peppermint semifreddo recipe makes a fluffy, dreamy, cloud-like, winter wonderland dessert.

Toasted Pecan Toffee

Toasted Pecan Toffee

My sister Heather teaches me her favorite toffee recipe. It is peppered with toasted pecans and slathered with a thin layer of chocolate on each side.

Cheesy Potato Spoon Bread

Cheesy Potato Spoon Bread

Outrageously good cheesy potato spoon bread recipe. Warm, tasty, cheesy, crusty, cayenne-kissed, oven-baked goodness. If you are a fan of comfort food - look no further.

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