Holiday & Seasonal
"The Christmas Bookshop" Book Discussion and Mulled Wine Cupcakes Recipe
"The Christmas Bookshop" is a perfect cozy holiday book for anyone who loves bookstores, romance, Scotland, or women’s empowerment. Pair this great read with mulled wine cupcakes!
Pennsylvania Dutch Pork and Sauerkraut for New Year's Day
Pork and sauerkraut is New Year's tradition in Pennsylvania. Deep in Pennsylvania Dutch country, this dish welcomes in the New Year with a promise of prosperity, long life, and good luck.
"How to Catch an Elf" Book Discussion and Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Recipe
A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "How to Catch an Elf" with their children, discuss questions, and bake cupcakes. Also: similar books to read next.
Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe With Dried Fruits and Nuts
This Christmas cookie recipe came from our next-door neighbor many years ago, and it has since become a family favorite.
"The Wild Christmas Reindeer" Book Discussion and Orange Ginger Cookies Recipe
Teeka has been asked by Santa to get the reindeer ready for Christmas Eve, but her mean voice only upsets the reindeer. Teeka must learn an important lesson about kindness, in order to fix the mess she made. Also a fun cookie recipe to bake with children and enjoy while reading the book.
"Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf" Book and Vanilla Cream "Donut" Cupcake With Raspberry Frosting Recipe
Shmelf is a new elf employed by Santa to look over the list of nice kids. Shmelf learns that Jewish children celebrate Hanukkah, a holiday when their parents give them eight nights of presents! Fun and informative for children about Hanukkah, plus a "donut" recipe!
"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" Book Discussion and Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe
A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with their children and discuss questions, bake a recipe, and enjoy an optional craft together. Also contains similar books to read next.
Creepy Halloween Popcorn Hand (Plus 2 Popcorn Mix Recipes)
If you want a fun and easy recipe for a Halloween snack or treat, this popcorn hand is perfect. It's really inexpensive to make, and I like that too.
Heart-Shaped Meatloaf and Sweet Cheese Stuffed Strawberries for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day has always been a very special day for people to express their love for one another. Food is a wonderful way to express your love.
"A Christmas Carol" Book Discussion and Citrus Spice Christmas Cupcake Recipe
A classic tale of redemption, hope, appreciation, generosity, and hopefulness, "A Christmas Carol" should be read every year at Christmas time, a reminder of the hope and joys of the season that can accompany a grateful, kind heart.
Perfect Panettone (and Creative Ways to Use the Leftovers)
Panettone, Italy's traditional Christmas bread, is rich with fruit and history. However, the store-bought version is pricey and far from fresh. Learn the story of panettone and how to make it in your own kitchen.
Spiced Mulled Cider Two Ways: Slow Cooker and Stovetop
Perfect for the winter holidays, or any wintry day, this spiced mulled cider is sure to please.
Anytime Southern Biscuits With a Thanksgiving Day Twist
These biscuits are perfect as a snack or an accompaniment to breakfast or dinner. For a Thanksgiving twist, I used a turkey cookie cutter to give them a holiday appearance, but they are delicious made in a traditional circular shape, too.
How to Make a Halloween Puking Pumpkin (With Guacamole)
Learn how to make a gory puking pumpkin with guacamole dip. And save the innards for other treats!
Easy Jack-o'-Lantern Potato Stuffed Peppers for Halloween
On Halloween, these stuffed jack-o'-lantern peppers make a festive and crowd-pleasing addition to our meal.
The History and Symbolism of the New Orleans King Cake
Whether you observe Epiphany season or just enjoy reading about it, delve into one of New Orleans' most treasured and tasty traditions this time of year.
Moist and Delicious Fruitcake Recipe Without Alcohol
A traditional holiday dessert, fruitcake is made with rum or brandy-soaked dried fruit, orange zest, and candied ginger. In this recipe, I'll show you how to bake a non-alcoholic fruitcake that's incredibly moist and delicious.
Easy Last-Minute Christmas Desserts: Pumpkin Roll and More!
Short on time? Make an elegant Christmas dinner dessert that's quick and easy.
"Christmas in Vermont" Book Discussion and Maple Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Reminiscent of the classic movie "White Christmas," the book "Christmas in Vermont" is perfect for anyone looking for a cozy romantic comedy set in wintry New England, with two people destined for love and a sagacious little girl out to save the world.
Ode to Cranberries and Walnuts: Holiday Treats With a Chinese Medicine Twist
Enjoy holiday treats over Christmas and the winter solstice season with zero guilt. Walnuts and cranberries are superfoods. This cranberry walnut muffin recipe and superfood dip recipe do the job right. Chinese nutritional information is a bonus feature.
Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding
This is a quick and easy recipe to make a tasty, melt-in-the-mouth Christmas pudding using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It is much cheaper and tastier than ready-made shop versions. The pudding can be made on the day or months ahead. Either way, it will taste delicious.
How to Make Scrumptiously Spooky Brownies for Halloween
A simple and fun Halloween treat!
Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe
These frighteningly delicious monster cookies make for the perfect Halloween treat. Beware, they're scary good!
4 Patriotic Jell-O Dessert Recipes for the 4th of July
Making a sweet treat in patriotic colors is easy with Jell-O! Here are four ways you can make a dessert that fits the theme of your 4th of July cookout, party, or special event all year round.
The Strange Tradition of Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races (With Foolproof Recipe for English Pancakes)
Pancake Day races and tossing the pancake on Shrove Tuesday, are ancient English customs that date back to the fourteenth century and are still observed today. Find out about the origins of Pancake Day races and how to make a foolproof English-style pancake in this article.
Top 12 Clean Eating Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas
Valentine's Day is a special time to show affection to the ones you love. What better way is there to do that than to start the day with one of these top 12 clean eating Valentine's Day breakfast ideas? And you don't have to do anything fancy. Just use what you already have and be creative.
17 Delicious Valentine's Day Treats to Make With Your Kids
Valentine's Day is a fun excuse to make crafts, create yummy treats, and do some fun activities with your kids to show each other how much you care. Celebrate the holiday and show your kids that you care by spending time together as a family and making deliciously healthy, fun snacks.
5 Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for an Auspicious New Year
Enjoy a delicious meal that is believed to bring you good luck throughout the new year. Learn what each of the traditional foods represents, and try five different recipes for black-eyed peas.
12 Delicious, Clean-Eating, Traditional Christmas Dishes
Christmastime is a time for family and considering the changes coming in the next year. Why not make your holidays a little less stressful, a little healthier, and a little sweeter with these delicious clean eating traditional Christmas dishes. Maybe the big change you need is one for your health.
12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes
You're going to love these 12 delicious clean eating Christmas cookie recipes. These are all of your favorite cookie recipes, without all of the processed and refined ingredients. With these recipes, there's no guilt, breaking your diet, or need to worry about sharing them with your family!
"Catching Christmas" Book Discussion and Cranberry Pecan Muffin Recipe
Filled with hilarious, sarcastic humor from a man in a backwards baseball cap, innocent judgments from an elderly lady, and reevaluations of life choices culminating in needed positive changes, "Catching Christmas" is a quintessential Christmas romantic comedy to cozy up with.
Gingerbread House 101: An Easy Recipe for Dough, Icing, and Assembly
The gingerbread house is a whimsical bit of Christmas tradition in many American and European homes. Here's what you need to make one for your family.
13 Clean-Eating Thanksgiving Treats to Make With Your Kids
This collection of 13 clean-eating Thanksgiving treats to make with your kids is packed full of yummy, healthy treats that you and your kids will enjoy creating together. This is such a fun time of year—get your kids involved in helping now, and you'll have an excited, involved kid for life.
Holiday Eggnog Made Easy
The holidays always involve intimate parties, gatherings, and events filled with great food, adult beverages, and flavorful concoctions. Eggnog is simply a must-have at any holiday party. If you are planning on hosting this year, this is my recipe for flavorful eggnog made simple and easy.
The Great Thanksgiving Debate: Is It Stuffing or Dressing?
Every Thanksgiving, the great debate arises again: Is the famous holiday side dish called "stuffing" or "dressing"? Many cooks swear by one or the other, and they will not deviate from their opinions.