Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are magical. They combine the joy of baking and the excitement of building something from scratch with the fun of playing and decorating (and, let’s be honest, eating a whole bunch of candy while you’re at it is another huge perk). Whether you are making one to entertain your kids or to indulge your inner child, … More Gingerbread House

Candied Almonds

In Germany, candied almonds are traditionally sold at fairs and Christmas markets. They are made fresh on the spot and packaged in small paper bags, so you can enjoy them while they are still warm and super crunchy. The good news is, you can easily make candied nuts at home in just 20 minutes. All you … More Candied Almonds

Eat More Salads – Three Simple Vinaigrettes

Do you ever feel like you are overindulging a little bit during the holidays? I don’t know about you, but I am just emerging from my post-Thanksgiving food coma. After all those rich side dishes and deliciously decadent desserts, I find myself craving fresh greens. One of the easiest ways to satisfy this hankering is a lightly dressed … More Eat More Salads – Three Simple Vinaigrettes

Apple Hand Pies

One of my favorite things about fall and winter is apple season. I love any dessert with apples, whether it’s apple pie, apple fritters, apple crumble, baked apples… you get the idea. I simply can’t get enough of it. Yesterday, I was working on a recipe for deep-fried pumpkin pie bites. I had never made … More Apple Hand Pies

Homemade Baguettes

On November 13, I posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “It’s a great day for making baguettes.” This was before I found out about the attacks in Paris. When I heard the news, I was devastated and concerned about my Parisian friends, and I also felt a little bit awkward about my earlier post. I spent most of … More Homemade Baguettes

Mulled Red Wine

I’m back! After battling a pesky cold for the past week, I am finally well enough to put together a new recipe for you guys – and enjoying a cup of this delicious mulled wine is certainly helping me feel better, too. Ever since our neighbors put up their outdoor Christmas lights about two weeks … More Mulled Red Wine