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  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Fig bars

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Fig bars
    Vanilla-scented fig bars are wonderfully sweet homemade gifts, and the recipe is a worthy addition to any cookie repertoire. Working with the dough can be tricky. Our recipe, adapted from "Desserts by the Yard" by Sherry Yard, recommends centering the...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread
    Rich brown sugar shortbread has caramel and molasses notes. This recipe makes enough dough for two pans' worth of cookies, so you can try your hand at baking them in round pans or as bars. Baked in pans, the wedge cookies will retain more moisture, giving...
  • Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes

    Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes
    Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel
    Candied citrus peel, glacé cranberries and spirit-soaked fruits are easy to make and are thoughtful gifts for the home baker. They require some planning as well as, for the peel, overnight drying time. For mixed peels, select two or more varieties of...
  • Meghan Trainor sings Thanksgiving carols we can all relate to

    Meghan Trainor sings Thanksgiving carols we can all relate to
    Let’s be honest, most families’ Thanksgivings don’t come close to a Norman Rockwell painting. “All about that Bass” singer Meghan Trainor channeled her awkward family holiday moments into fake Thanksgiving carols for...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Prunes in Armagnac

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Prunes in Armagnac
    Pack a batch of cookbook author Paula Wolfert's prunes in Armagnac into a Mason jar. (Awesome over vanilla ice cream or crepes.) They'll be ready to eat in two weeks: You can include that on the "don't-open-until-Christmas" card. Prunes soaked in...
  • Holiday project: Homemade eggnog with creative variations

    Holiday project: Homemade eggnog with creative variations
    You're handed a glass of a familiar holiday drink, and a deliciously unfamiliar aroma greets you: toasted coconut with hints of Tahitian vanilla, cinnamon and Jamaican allspice. You raise the glass to your lips and are surprised by the satiny texture --...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate bouchons

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate bouchons
    The perfect gift for the chocolate lover: bouchons. Thomas Keller's recipe for bouchons is built with a cup of cocoa powder and 6 ounces of chopped chocolate -- and twice that amount of melted butter. The bouchons turn out of their tins like oversize...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Mother's biscotti

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Mother's biscotti
    These classic cookies, flavored with sliced almonds, will keep for weeks in an airtight container. Biscotti is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, including quick and simple...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Caramel corn

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Caramel corn
    Does it get any better than caramel corn? It's the sort of stuff that turns even sophisticated adults into greedy kids. Caramel corn is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas,...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift ideas: Springerle cookies recipe

    25 homemade holiday gift ideas: Springerle cookies recipe
    A dedicated cookie baker with a highly wrought sense of aesthetics might try his or her hand at German springerle -- the Christmas cookies of Swabia. The pale, embossed cookies are formed with beautiful wood or ceramic molds to create patterns such as...