Avoiding animal products doesn't mean missing out on the holiday baking fun. Here are 10 favorite recipes for vegan cakes, breads, cookies and more, including no-knead cranberry-walnut pumpkin bread and simple vanilla almond sandies.
Holiday baking is now in full swing, with pies, tarts, crisps and cookies popping up on food blogs and in full-page magazine spreads. Gluten-free cooks shouldn't feel discouraged, though: there are plenty of delicious gluten-free dessert options for the holidays! We found gluten-free versions of a few classic Thanksgiving desserts, from Pumpkin Pie to Apple Crisp—and a few even went above and beyond the norm. (A certain Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe comes to mind!) Check out a few gluten-free baking ingredient and tips below, as well as 10 great dessert recipes:
Q: I have recently been contemplating getting a cookie jar for the sake of nostalgia. I understand that traditional jars aren't the best thing for keeping cookies fresh but I want the feeling that having a cookie jar invokes in the kitchen if you will. Something quirky and fun to look at...
Do you have a friend or loved one on active duty overseas? If you'd like to send them a holiday food package this season, go right ahead! But here are a few rules to keep in mind when shipping edible goodies to troops overseas:
Love holiday baking, but short on time? Turn to your freezer for help! Cookies, cakes, cupcakes and even whole pies can be made ahead of time and baked or thawed when you need them, so you'll always have a special dessert on hand, no matter how busy your schedule.
Of my hundreds of cherished cookbooks, my old school community cookbooks rank at the top of the class. (Bonus points if written by a Southern Junior League!) I love reading these retro tomes for entertainment, but they are often the first place I turn for new recipe inspiration, as well.
Here's a quick little Halloween treat for you! Nothing spooky about these two-bite cookies, just a touch of rich Nutella to indulge your sweet tooth and a drizzle of icing to dress them up in full Halloween style. Guaranteed to appease all the ghosts, goblins, and witches who stop by for a treat.
Do you know speculoos, the Belgian cookie that tastes like a caramelized gingerbread cookie? If you haven't yet discovered this tasty treat, stopping by Trader Joe's is a good start. They carry a miraculous spread made from speculoos cookies that's far too easy to eat straight from the jar. But we've never thought of using it to make cookie bars as Butter Me Up Brooklyn has done — read on for more!
We all know Cookie Monster loves to eat cookies, but it turns out he's quite the baker, too! Cookie Monster's famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird's Busy Book, from the 1970's. If you like a bit of nostalgia mixed in with your sugar and eggs, this recipe is for you: