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10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

The Easiest Fall Cocktail Ever

Chef Tory Miller, of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisconsin, has come up with the ultimate fall cocktail.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to</i> …

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

Cook the Book: The 'Roberta's' Cookbook

The <i>Roberta's</i> cookbook tells the tale of the storied Bushwick pizza-and-more restaurant from its ramshackle beginnings through its growth into a dining destination. It's packed with a profusion of Instagram-worthy photographs that lend the book a creative and honest dynamic; it's just as much fun to …

Cook the Book: 'Treme'

New Orleans is a food city unlike any other in the U.S. Rather than bowing to the pressure of trends or battling for honors and elite stars, the city's food scene is as entrenched and vital to its inhabitants as the tides are to its fisherman. In New Orleans, it was habit to be obsessed with eating …

‘Lette Macarons, Beverly Hills

‘Lette Macarons is a macaron boutique based in Los Angeles. It was started by Paulette Koumetz – who the shop is named after – and chef Christophe …

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

Homemade Dog Treats

<b>Yield:</b> About 2 dozen small treats<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>35-40 minutes<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>5 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>30-40 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>For Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats:<p>1 cup …

Dessert

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins are tender muffins that are rolled in butter and sugar after baking to create a slight “crust” on the exterior that is similar to that …

Baking By Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

Stand mixers were developed to make the process of baking easier for commercial bakers, and they caught on with home bakers who wanted to be able to …

Cherry Pie Pops

Pie pops are the pie version of cake pops: one or two bite pies that are on top of a stick. Pie pops are very cute to look at and they’re not …

What is blind baking?

Blind baking is a term used to describe the process of pre-baking a pie or tart crust before it has been filled. Blind baking crusts can be partially …

Pear & Caramel Pudding Cake

In the middle of making this cake for the first time, my mum's Kenwood Major died.<p>It was eighteen years old, bought when I was six. Mum taught me to …

Homemade Cranberry Vanilla Vodka

There are many things you can make at home that are fantastic holiday gifts. I’m always a big advocate for homemade food gifts, such as plates of …

Infused Vodka Recipes

<i>Infused vodka is a fun and unique hostess gift for the holidays. Vodka can be infused with a variety of flavors from citrus to candy canes!</i> <br>If you’re …

Vodka

crème fraîche apple bourbon bundt

If I were a more talented lyricist then this post would include a humorous baking-inspired cover of Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s famous song, called oh I don’t …

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Speculoos

Speculoos are thin, crunchy, golden brown cookies that are traditionally baked and served around Christmas in much of Europe. The brown color comes …

Eggnog Pound Cake

I always have eggnog around during the holidays. I like to make my own, of course, but when there are so many store bought options I just can’t …

Spiced Cranberry Sangria

During the summer, I like to make sangria when I’m entertaining. It’s always delicious and refreshing, and it’s easy to make a batch that is big …

Nutella Espresso Rolls

Rosemary Sandwich Bread

Bread

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

It is always a pleasure to find an old, worn recipe card that looks like it contains a recipe that has been made and enjoyed many times over the …

Cinnamon Vanilla Oatmeal Body Scrub

The “Polar Vortex” hit us last week and it was brutal! It was the first and probably only time I will ever experience -45 degree windchill, and lets …

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Braided Nutella "Star" Bread - with yoyomax12

Sticky Toffee Pudding

My final Pudding Month recipe had to be sticky toffee pudding.<p>When I was in the Lake District last year I made it my mission to eat as much sticky …