Oh Give Us A Figgy Pudding Recipe (aka Christmas Pudding, Plum Pudding)

[1] Figgy pudding, a.k.a. Christmas pudding and plum pudding (photos #1 and #2 © California Figs). [2] Dried green and purple figs. [3] California dates (photo © Bard Valley Natural Delights). [3] Caramel sauce (photo © Yulia Khlebnikova | Unsplash). [4] For dramatic effect, you can flambé the pudding with warmed brandy, before garnishing with…
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Easy Light Fruit Cake Recipe & A Fruit Cake Baking Kit

[1] Make a fruit cake look dazzling with a Bundt pan and a topping of frosted grapes (all photos © King Arthur Baking). [2] This fruit cake is made with a kit and recipe. Get one for yourself or as a gift. [3] The Golden Fruitcake Kit has the essentials you need to bake the…
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Christmas Cookie Recipes For National Cookie Day

December 4th is National Cookie Day, and it’s also the time when happy bakers are whipping up dozens of Christmas cookies. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite recipes, below. But first…     THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from medieval northern European biscuits (cookies),…
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Hanukkah Cocktail Recipe (Or Is that Chanukah?): A Blue Daiquiri

[1] Blue Winter Daiquiri, the perfect color for Hanukkah, rimmed with decorating sugar (both photos © Kōloa Rum). [2] Kōloa white rum is one of seven rum expressions, plus three bottled rum cocktails.   Spell it Hanukkah or Chanukah, the Festival of Lights began last night. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this…
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich On A Biscuit

Thanksgiving on a biscuit: how we enjoyed the leftovers this morning (photo © Mason Dixie Foods).   Here’s what we created for breakfast with the Thanksgiving leftovers: a turkey biscuit sandwich! 1. TOP the bottom layer of a biscuit with mashed potatoes. 2. ADD a layer of stuffing. 3. NEXT, the turkey. 4. THEN, cranberry…
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