These rich, creamy sea salt vanilla caramel twists feature caramel that’s made by gently heating whole cream, butter and sugar until the mixture forms soft, chewy squares of caramelized bliss.
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!
This simple and delicious candy vodka recipe uses Jolly Rancher candies, but you can make it with a variety of other sweets, too!
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.
This fabulous DIY photo collage memory board is very simple to create, and makes an especially excellent gift for grandparents.
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.
Combine complementary flavors in this pomegranate thyme bubbly rosé cocktail for a delicious drink!
Tender, slow-cooked prime rib with a creamy horseradish sauce is a mouthwateringly-magical pairing that may just become your favorite holiday dish.
Want a delicious dessert that looks like it came from a high-end coffeeshop? These white chocolate-drizzled apricot & hazelnut biscotti may look fancy, but you can make them right at home!
Instead of presenting the Brussels sprout in its whole form, shred it into an amazing Christmas side dish punctuated with crisp apples, toasted walnuts, tart pomegranate seeds, and pungent blue cheese.
Potatoes au gratin is a traditional holiday side dish for many families. Loads of bubbly cheese on top of potato slices makes this recipe the perfect savory side!
Whether you like your holiday cocktails hot or cold, sweet or dry, sparkling or still, traditional or festive — we… Read More about Download the recipes for these fantastic holiday cocktails
Spain produces many delicious wines, both sparkling and still. A good example is Cava: a sparkling wine that’s not only delicious, but also perfect for this cranberry Cava cocktail!
Our maple balsamic roasted butternut squash blends the tastes of sweet, savory, salty and tart to create a delicious and healthy side dish packed with nutrients — and flavor.
You might think of the margarita as a summer drink, but it’s truly one you can enjoy all winter long… Read More about Cranberry margarita
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?!
Need a gift that gets a top score for adorability, affordability, portability and delectability? Check out these reindeer candy bottles!
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!
As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again.” That’s certainly the case for the Moscow Mule. This spicy, sparkling… Read More about Basil Moscow mule
The French 75 is a simple yet elegant drink for any occasion, whether you’re ringing in the new year, toasting… Read More about French 75 cocktail
On a snowy night, nothing’s quite so appealing as curling up beside a roaring fireplace. Only one thing can make it even cozier: A hot toddy.
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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.
The holidays are most memorable because it’s the one time of year that most of your clan is all in one place — which is why people always want family photos.
This special time comes around only once a year: eggnog season. Eggnog is America’s signature drink for Christmas, and has… Read More about Homemade spiked eggnog
Our spiced rum apple cider is a delicious variation on the traditional – with warm spices, sweet brown sugar, apple cider and rum.
Some of the best gifts at any time of year are those you can eat. That holds true for these tasty, quick mini cranberry bread loaves!
Every year, the internet delights me with ever-expanding options for creative, tempting Christmas cookies, however, I always crave the treats my grandmother used to make.
Baby, it’s cold outside — so grab your favorite blanket and mix up a huge pot of this toasty spiced mulled wine
Looking for a centerpiece-worthy Christmas entrée that garners eager accolades from your hungry holiday guests? This succulent orange-pepper glazed baked ham won’t disappoint!
Here you can download our free holiday ebook, with some great ideas to brighten up your holiday season!
Who doesn’t love truffles? It’s all but impossible to say no to gorgeous homemade chocolate Christmas truffles like these!
It’s an unlikely combo: maple and bacon in a classic eggnog. Trust us, though: Our Maple bacon Bourbon eggnog is a salty/sweet delight.
Turning to gratitude at the core of celebration can help us get back to that joy we seek. And practicing gratitude with your family is easy — even in this busy time of year.
Each one of the how-tos for these holiday gift crafts include instructions, photos and a video, so you can see exactly how to make that perfect something special!
This Peppermint White Russian is a festive, minty version of the popular cocktail! In addition to crushed peppermint, our cool version contains coffee liqueur and half-and-half.
Bottled sangria doesn’t compare to this spiced sangria with real apple cider, brandy, orange and lemon juices, and a spiced simple syrup.
Cranberry simple syrup isn’t just a great way to use up an abundance of those fall favorite fruits — it’s also a more concentrated, flavorful replacement for cranberry juice.
The tasty, gooey, sweet satisfaction of chocolate syrup is hard to resist – but this homemade chocolate syrup is probably better than any store-bought brands you’ve tried.
Our boozy marshmallow hot chocolate is a decadent take on the classic, with Bailey’s Irish cream, coffee liqueur and amaretto for a sweet, dreamy flavor.
Need a Christmas appetizer that is as much a table topic as it is a holiday nibble? Then this elegant hot crab dip is exactly what you are looking for!
Wow your Christmas guests with a delectable edible Pavlova wreath adorned with sugared cranberries!
Crescent moon cookies look deliciously pretty on your cookie platter, and their light, delicate texture, and sweet, buttery flavor make them a delight to eat!
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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?
Classic cut-out sugar cookies are the perfect base for lots of creative, fun holiday decorating. Use cookie cutters to make them into festive shapes, or simply cut them out with the top of a glass to make perfect little circles!
Eggnog is made in all kinds of ways — and whether you like plain, flavored or spiked, we have some great eggnog recipes for you to try!
The answer to your dry skin problems could be as simple as making some of this fantastic homemade salt scrub!
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!
Mexican food is colorful, zesty and full of vibrant flavors. Whether you’ve been enjoying these Mexican Christmas recipes for years… Read More about Mexican Christmas recipes that will spice up your holiday menu
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!
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.
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!
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.
Holiday gifts are much more special when they’re personally designed for their recipients. Don’t worry: You don’t have to be a craft ninja to make these DIY personalized gifts!
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.
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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!
Let this baked Brie with blackberry compote be your go-to holiday nibble! Warm cheese, berries, and nuts are a heavenly combination that never disappoints.
Putting a chocolate Kiss on top of something already so delicious rockets this caramel-peanut butter cookie to the sweet stratosphere.
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.
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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Holiday visits are an opportunity to recharge and reconnect with your college kid. However, chances are that no one will have quite the visit they imagined,
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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.
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.
“Help! I’m a wine novice and don’t know where to begin with my Thanksgiving pairings. What’s the first step?” We have ideas!
These cranberry champagne Jello shots are spiked with champagne, so you can feel fancy while indulging in a little treat!
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