Keeping it Simple: Vanilla Pound Cake

vanilla pound cake recipe
Whether giving your taste buds a vacation from the holiday season's elaborate desserts, or looking to bake something that you've always known and loved, this simple yet delicious vanilla pound cake is perfect for all occasions! What You'll Need: Cake: 2 sticks of butter, softened (room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2... read more

Instant Expert: Winter Squash

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Loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and riboflavin, this gourd is a delicious, healthy staple worth getting to know. Acorn: This small, round, ribbed squash usually has a dark green and gold shell. It's best when halved and baked. Spaghetti: Popular with people kicking the pasta habit, this buttery-fleshed squash is commonly roasted or... read more

A Nutella Cocktail? Yes, Please!

nutella melt cocktail
Craving a cold-weather cocktail that isn't, well, hot chocolate? Settle in and cozy up with one of these warm cocktails -- from a classic hot buttered rum to the most unexpected mulled wine you'll ever try: Hot Buttered Rum Nothing says the holidays quite like hot rum served with... read more

Party Perfect: Savory Pesto Pinwheels

pesto pinwheel recipe
An easy, halfway-homemade party app that requires only three ingredients? Yes, please! Make it this weekend: What You'll Need: 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 1/2 cup store-bought pesto 1 egg, lightly beaten Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a parchment-lined baking... read more

Party Perfect: Creamy Homemade Onion Dip

homemade onion dip recipe
Who says you have to perfect a super-complicated recipe in order to impress your dinner guests? Dish out this homemade dip during the holidays and you'll have your friends and family floored before the first course is even served. (You're welcome.) What You'll Need: 2 tablespoons butter, or olive oil 1 large yellow... read more

Sweet Treat: Simple 30-Minute Sugar Cookies

homemade sugar cookie recipe
Some desserts are best left to the pros (we're looking at you, flan), but not these seriously-simple sugar cookies. Show off those hard-earned baking skills with these festive Christmas cookies that are so good, you'll want to make 'em year round: What You'll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (at room temp)... read more

Your Christmas Menu Made Really Easy (and Delish!)

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With only two weeks until Christmas, it's about time you started putting some thought into that holiday menu that you keep avoiding. Whether you're simply a dinner guest or stuck with hosting the entire holiday, we put together some of our fave, festive recipes to help you stress less: Sweet Potato... read more

15 Minutes With the Husband-and-Wife Duo Behind White on Rice

bountiful cookbook
After meeting at a coffee house nearly 20 years ago, Todd Porter and Diane Cu -- the duo behind the White on Rice blog -- had no idea food was in their future. "We found the online community accidentally when we were searching to see if anyone was writing about food," says Todd.... read more

Cookbook Crave: Wake Up With These 3 Crave-Worthy Breakfasts

bacon cheddar muffins recipe
Face it: Your go-to breakfast of cold cereal just isn't cutting it. Take the boring out of your breakfast routine with one of these three savory-sweet morning meals courtesy of the new Huckleberry cookbook: Baked Apples with Oat Crumble Top this classic dessert with anything from whipped cream to Greek yogurt -- even... read more

Put a Spin on Basic Brownies With These Extreme Recipes

raspberry ripple cheesecake
In honor of National Brownie Day (yes, it's a thing), we figured what better way to start the week than with one of these crazy-creative brownie recipes? Whether you're a cheesecake fan or obsessing over everything milk chocolate, celebrate your new favorite holiday with one of these sweet treats:   Whopping Malted Milk... read more