The holiday season is an opportune time to give back and lend a hand to those in need. It’s true what they say; it really is the thought that counts. Often, the most touching sentiments are those firmly rooted in empathy, thoughtfulness, and kindness. Here are some meaningful and simple ways to channel your charitable spirit without busting your holiday budget.
Kids have rich imaginations and boundless curiosity, which allow them to see life and everything around them in kaleidoscope colors. Everything seems brighter, more colorful, and more interesting in their eyes.
The holiday season means lots of cozy nights in, festive music on the radio, and memories shared with loved ones. However, the most exciting part about this time of the year is definitely the abundance of readily available desserts. And speaking of desserts, who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned biscotti?
Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”
Carmelitas are a no-mixing-necessary, layered bar. The crust and topping are both made with the same buttery, brown sugar, vanilla-infused oatmeal and flour mixture. In the middle, there’s chocolate and caramel sauce. They’re comparable to a soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a streusel-crumble topping. The amount of melted caramel in this recipe probably even supersedes the number of napkins you have on hand. Read More “Carmelita Cookie Bars”
There was a time in my 20s when the oven was the most used appliance in my kitchen; almost as much as my coffee maker. I loved baking so much back then, that friends constantly showed up at my apartment knowing there would be something good to eat.
Who else loves chai tea? It has been one of my favorite drinks for years now. I will always choose chai over coffee, hands down. I also have fallen in love with French macarons so I decided to try and combine the two! These are seriously delicious and a perfect cookie for the holiday season.
After living in Germany, I will always associate holiday time with speculoos cookies. At every Christmas market throughout Europe, you will find beautiful and perfectly spiced cookies. Some are adorned with glaze, some with almonds, and some even handpainted. My spin is a simple speculoos cookie sandwiched with a thick and gooey caramel filling. Read More “Speculoos and Caramel Sandwich Cookies”
It’s that time of the year again where we start thinking about the Holidays. This means that sweets are on everyone’s mind, whether it’s baking them or eating them. I’m always looking for a delicious dessert recipe to bring to that family party or Holiday event. I wanted to create a recipe that was simple, healthy, and delicious! These ingredients you most likely have already in your house and will be able to make within minutes. Read More “Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles”