What to give that person who already seems to have everything? How about a gift from your kitchen — something sweet and seasonal — like these cinnamon & sugar nuts?
Many of the most common Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree, are German in origin. The Christmas tree ornament is no exception.
Who hasn’t dreamed of sharing a kiss under the mistletoe? Romantic, but unoriginal. Instead of mistletoe this year, hang a kissing ball!
There is nothing quite as deliciously decadent as a cheesecake — and this creamy, chocolaty mocha cheesecake is no exception!
If you are looking for the perfect biblical Christmas quotes, look no further! We have gathered eight of our favorites for you to choose from.
The rich, sweetened cream in this rich mocha eggnog, when combined with a hot cocoa made from melted chunks of real chocolate, create delectable drink that’s sure to make anyone merry.
These holiday spiced nuts are a peppy variation on traditional seasonal flavors. If you love a treat that is salty, sweet and savory with a flavor punch, this one’s for you!
Want to dazzle holiday dessert lovers with a really impressive Christmas cookie that looks and tastes even better than a candy cane? These classic candy cane cookies are for you!
From the powdered-sugar exterior to the surprise of the flavorful interior, biting into any variety of a no-bake snowball cookie is pure pleasure.
This pinecone owl captures the whimsy and enchantment of the holiday season!
Be the star of the dessert table with a plate of these adorable reindeer cookies, which are just as cute as they are delicious. Just look at these little faces. Aren’t they sweet?!
Winter is all about peppermint! We have rounded up 20 festive recipes for mint cookies that feature that cool and refreshing taste.
Here’s a treat one of our blogger friends made for us, using a recipe inspired by the incredibly-popular frosted Swig sugar cookies, from Utah’s Swig & Sweets chain. Give ’em a try!
Our updated version of wassail contains apple juice like its historic counterpart, but we also added tangy orange juice and sweet-tart cranberry juice for an added flavor boost.
The Christmas wreath is one of our favorite decorations. This ornament wreath would be perfect hanging in an entryway, and adds shine and sparkle to any home.
This jolly mini North Pole in a jar craft project creates a beautiful snowy scene you never have to shovel – and it’s also a great way to display some of your favorite Christmas ornaments!
Made with fresh cranberries and enhanced with a hint of vanilla, they are crispy, golden brown and buttery — then topped with a coating of smooth chocolate and crunchy pecans.
Even if you’re you’re not particularly outdoorsy, this wood wreath — a creative arrangement of wooden slices, tied with plaid ribbon — will win a space in your heart.
This fabulous DIY photo collage memory board is very simple to create, and makes an especially excellent gift for grandparents.
Do you love classic snickerdoodles, but yearn for an update that makes this holiday cookie even more irresistible? Then we have a holiday recipe for doodle cookies you will love!
Here’s a way to embellish mason jars with tealights and metallic spray paint for a great go-to gift on that ever-growing Christmas list!
Putting a chocolate Kiss on top of something already so delicious rockets this caramel-peanut butter cookie to the sweet stratosphere.
This craft takes the rustic look of wood planks and combines it with the bucolic look of rope, making a cute little sign that’ll knock your boots off.
How cute would a grouping of these pinecone Christmas trees be on your mantel, atop a special gift, or as part of a nativity crèche
Prepare to be mesmerized by a simple but different kind of holiday craft project: a glitter jar that entrances with the sparkle of the season.
In chocolate-peppermint pots de crème, cream is infused with the flavor of fresh peppermint, while white chocolate ganache and dark chocolate meet to satisfy any chocolate lover.
Here’s how you can turn a little electric flicker candle into an adorable snowman tealight ornament with just a few supplies and a bit of hot glue.
Why not make a wrapping paper gift bag from the wrap you’re already using? This how-to guide can help you do just that!
Need a gift that gets a top score for adorability, affordability, portability and delectability? Check out these reindeer candy bottles!
Tender, slow-cooked prime rib with a creamy horseradish sauce is a mouthwateringly-magical pairing that may just become your favorite holiday dish.
If you have some lonely socks — the ones that lost their mates and ended up alone — this tube sock snowman craft project is a cool way to repurpose them!
If you have sparkle-lovers in the house, they will be dazzled by these adorable sequined hangers!
These gorgeous carrots are roasted with flavorful Indian spices, then drizzled with a creamy dressing and topped off with some chopped walnuts and parsley.
If you’re looking for a delightful holiday craft — one that you will enjoy year after year — why not make your own snow globe?
Making your own homemade candles is a budget-friendly way to show your love and appreciation during the holiday season.
Here, we have gathered up 10 of the gooiest, tastiest and most fun-to-make no-bake Christmas cookies! These easy treats also make great gifts.
You can craft this stylish shelf or table ornament yourself — and it will fit your budget, your holiday decor, and your crafting skills.
Our three-ingredient DIY lip scrub is so simple! The sugar gently scrubs, while the coconut oil (and honey both soothe and moisturize. Here’s how to make it and to give it as a gift.
With these Christmas countdown blocks, you can measure the days until Christmas, and make that wait a little more fun!
These cute little hot cocoa shots are perhaps some of the easiest DIY Christmas gifts you can make. They’re simple — but so adorable.
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These amazing, smooth mashed potatoes get a little extra vibrancy thanks to mascarpone cheese, and a sprinkling of thyme gives them a touch of color and bit more warm flavor.
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There are plenty of creative conversation starters to jazz up holiday socializing. These 20 prompts will help keep the conversation interesting without treading into unpleasant territory.
This uniquely delicious recipe merges the rich flavors of cheesecake, eggnog and crème brûlée into one very impressive dessert.
Through it includes both Chambord and champagne, this bright and festive citrus season sparkling punch is a lower alcohol-volume punch, making it great for brunch.
Sure, I could bring a healthy dish to a holiday party, but let’s be honest: It’s hard to get as merry over carrot sticks as bacon-wrapped asparagus spears, or even better, onion dip and Ruffles.
This Holiday spice sweet potato pie is traditionally a Southern Thanksgiving treat, with roasted sweet potatoes and whiskey, giving it serious depth and flavor.
In ‘Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked – and Fried, Too,’ author Raghavan Iyer says that the secret to mashed potatoes lies in the right floury potato, a potato ricer and, of course, cream and butter.
Here’s a recipe to please both sweet potato lovers and regular potato fans!
These profiteroles with their spicy, chocolaty cannoli filling make for a sensational autumn or winter dessert, and can be offered alongside — or instead of — traditional holiday desserts.
During the holidays, the dinner is the star of the show — but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for some delicious dips in the hours before the main meal!
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These cranberry champagne Jello shots are spiked with champagne, so you can feel fancy while indulging in a little treat!
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This easy holiday salad looks bright and festive, and has a deliciously earthy flavor with its beets, sweet potato and chickpeas.
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These herb roasted red potatoes are a must-have for the holidays! They are so quick and simple to make and packed with flavor.
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Sugar cookies are a Christmastime staple. What holiday dessert bar would be complete with out some delicious, icing frosted, sprinkle covered, fun cutout shapes!
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The freshness of the cucumber and the sweetness of the roasted pepper is a great compliment to the saltiness of the herbed cheese.
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This year, skip the pumpkin and pecan pies and serve this indulgent twist on apple pie! A butterscotch apple cream pie will be the perfect finale to an amazing Thanksgiving dinner.
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This French toast with maple cranberry sauce is simple to pull together, and will help you to use up some of those leftover cranberries and the rest of the bread.
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