This light, citrusy cake is the perfect way to celebrate the new year, a birthday, a deep abiding love for chocolate, or any occasion. A cream cheese frosting and a layer of chocolate ganache puts it completely over the top.
A delicious mug of hot chocolate with a little spice of gingerbread will warm up cold winter nights.
Egg nog can easily be incorporated into a quick custard pie using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Mayan end-time talk got you down? Forget superstition and learn something about today's Mayan culture with these recipes from the 'Flavors of Belize' cookbook.
This "thumbprint" fudgy, nutty cookie with a caramel center is perfect for holiday parties.
Japanese matcha green tea and bittersweet chocolate make these buttery shortbread cookies deliciously decadent, with coffee or tea.
Crunchy cereal cookies topped with festive red and green maraschino cherries are a retro Christmas treat.
This cake is perfect for a party or holiday meal. Spend some time baking it with a friend or family member and for an extra set of hands, and an extra special slice of bonding.
Kids and adults alike love these festive treats, and they are a perfect make-ahead, portable party delight. Stored in an airtight container, they will last for days, and paired with green ribbon, they make a lovely gift.
Take a break from pumpkin and gingerbread, and give these buttery lemony sandwich cookies a try. They're easy enough to whip up that they just might become a staple in your holiday cookie collection.
No Thanksgiving table is complete without a classic pumpkin pie. For a retro variation, try this recipe from the late 1800s.
Mix it up this Thanksgiving with mini pumpkin pies. Find gingerbread graham crackers for the crust of a lifetime, and top with whipped cream for a fun and decadent holiday dessert.
Feeling adventurous this Thanksgiving? Experiment with butternut squash instead of pumpkin or sweet potato. Top your unique pie with homemade whipped cream infused with sorghum, or another sweet syrup.
Tired of pies? Spice up your holiday dessert repertoire with this festive cake. Mango isn't just a summer flavor, when combined with cloves, ginger, and cinnamon it's warm and spicy.
Sweet potatoes are on everyone's plate in some way for Thanksgiving dinner. But here's a soul food variation to enjoy any day of the year.
This comforting bread pudding tastes like a cross between a spiced pumpkin pie and a slice of French toast.
Ease the stress of Election Day with cute red, white, and blue cupcakes. The batter and frosting can be made ahead of time; perfect for an election night party!
Election Cake has been served on Election Day since the early 1880s. This hearty fruit cake was traditionally baked to serve farmers who had left their fields for a few days to journey into town and vote.
Bake your way through some of that extra Halloween candy with this three-layer ooey-gooey brownie recipe.
Top a basic shortbread dough with cinnamon-sugar nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and pecans all work. Then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of each piece for an extra-special touch.
Use real apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to flavor this pound cake. Serve it as-is, or top it with a glaze of your choice for a homey dessert or gift.
Trying to cut down on sweets or maintain a healthier lifestyle? It may not be traditional fudge, but give this almond butter banana fudge a try and your sweet tooth won't know the difference.
What's a 'crownie?' A cookie combined with a brownie of course! With a Rolo candy in the middle this treat is a chewy, fudgy, cakey delight.
Oreos combined with a block of cream cheese and then rolled in chocolate? Surprisingly good!