Category: Holiday Cooking

Bread Pudding

Have you ever had bread pudding? No-Then you are missing out. There are a lot of recipes for bread pudding out there…just go and Google bread pudding and see what pops up. I recall even watching Paula Deen once make a bread pudding from…

Cheesy Seafood Dip

Need a quick and easy recipe to impress your holiday guests or a dish to take to an upcoming holiday party?  Look no further than my Cheesy Crab Dip. This is a hot dip I serve with toasted French bread and the best part…you…

Scrumptious Chocolate Banana Bread

Two things that pair perfectly…chocolate and bananas!  This Chocolate Banana Bread is one of my family’s favorite sweet treats for breakfast, snack time or an after dinner dessert. A trick from my kitchen: I peel and freeze overly ripe banana and store in the…

Festive Cranberry Cookies

If there is one cookie that you MUST make this Christmas, it’s Cranberry Noels.  A buttery shortbread cookie with the perfect amount of cranberries and pecans and a sprinkle of raw sugar make this cookie a crowd favorite. These are icebox cookies that are…

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Each holiday I have my list of go-to goodie recipes that are family favorites, but I also add some new recipes to the mix.  I bake quite a large amount of goodies every year for friends, family and business professionals I work  with.  Gifts…

Thanksgiving Blessings

As I wash up my kitchen from another day of Thanksgiving baking, I am surrounded by my two favorite smells: Pumpkin and Pecan Pie.  Both smells resinate the holiday season for me and bring back so many good memories. This year I am thankful…

Grannie’s Pie Crust

Looking for a flaky pie crust for your Thanksgiving Day?  I’ve got just the recipe for you to try this holiday.  This is from my Great Grandmother Garrison and is a family favorite for holiday functions. Single Pie Crust (My grandmother Garrison’s recipe) 1…

Beef Tenderloin for Christmas Dinner

Why is it during the holidays we always cook up the traditional turkey and stuffing? Why not try something new? I don’t know about you, but after having turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving dinners and then again at Christmas dinners – I’m turkey’ed out!…

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t want to take a bite out of the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Every good baker must have the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe in their baking arsenal. I’ve gone through hundreds of batches of cookies and there is one recipe that is…

Skip the Can, Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

I grew-up in a home with everything was homemade- including the pumpkin puree used to make Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. We grew our own pumpkins in the garden. My dad always planted heirloom seed and planted a French variety pumpkin that made the BEST pumpkin…

Chicken Corn Chowder

A new soup I’ve been working on is my Chicken Corn Chowder. This soup really does the trick on a cold day paired with toasty french bread and butter.  From what everyone’s saying, this winter is going to be a cold, long one so…

Baldwin Family Fudge

Last year I made 5 lbs of fudge for gift baskets and gift giving.  That’s a LOT of fudge!  This year I hit a new record- 7 lbs of fudge.  Let me tell you…I am a fudge making machine. I’ve had a lot of…

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