The holidays are behind us and a shiny new year is ahead. Whether you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier in 2015, or you just want to make up for the seasonal indulgences, we’re betting you have healthy eating on the brain. One of the best, easiest ways to start eating healthier is by cooking in your own kitchen. That’s why this month we’re focusing on all the kitchen essentials you’ll need to have some delicious fun at home. This week, we’re starting with the three essential knives you need to do just about anything in the kitchen.
Why not give the loved ones on your list a little something sweet to snack on Christmas morning? This gingerbread biscotti has all the flavors of the holidays without being overly sweet, and it gets even better when dunked in a hot mug of coffee or hot chocolate. It’s the perfect, easy breakfast snack that will tide everyone over while they unwrap what Santa left under the tree.
Looking for a unique gift that’s highly customizable and borders on ridiculously simple? Then infused sauces and syrups are the way to go. Just start with either a crowd-pleasing chocolate sauce or a basic simple syrup and the sky is the limit! The holiday season is the time for a little extra indulgence, and these two edible gift ideas have it!
Picking out gifts for loved ones can be the highlight of the holiday season, but spending a few frantic hours in a crowded mall in an attempt to find that special something (whatever it may be) can be discouraging. Instead, why not spend a few hours in your kitchen making something from scratch? Not only are food gifts delicious, but homemade gifts always feel a bit more personal and thoughtful. It will come as no shock that we are totally onboard with homemade food gifts (we tend to think with our stomachs most of the time), so we’ve come up with a bunch of great edible gift ideas that are as easy as they are delicious!
The holiday party season is officially upon us! This year, our favorite party combines the lighthearted fun of the ugly sweater party with the delicious treats of a cookie decorating party! Using our adorable sweater cookie cutter, you can easily throw a holiday party that’s fun for all ages.
Tis the season for twinkly lights, carols, shopping for loved ones, building snowmen, and strolling through the streets while light snow falls. And nothing goes with every winter activity quite like a rich, warm mug of hot chocolate. It’s the quintessential holiday beverage that is enjoyed by adults and children alike and no holiday party would be complete without a signature hot chocolate. That’s why we’ve come up with five different hot chocolate recipes for you to try so you can find the perfect flavor to go with your next cold-weather activity.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and the biggest shopping day of the year is well under way. And while some of us haven’t even started our holiday shopping (guilty!), eventually, all of those gifts are going to need to be wrapped. A thoughtful wrapping job can really elevate the gift giving experience and adds to the anticipation of receiving a gift. And, as with most things, creating a beautifully wrapped gift is all in the details. Here, we’ve come up with five simple gift wrap ideas that make a lasting impression.
This year’s Chocolate Extravaganza was a huge success! We had so much fun mingling with all of you that attended and learning chocolate tips and recipes from the amazing experts that taught the courses. It was too much fun to keep to ourselves, so we’ve rounded up tips and recipes from the event!
Chocolate covered popcorn is always a crowd favorite, and this easily-customized snack is perfect for giving as a gift in cute bags, or setting out for people to nosh on during any holiday party. Keep things simple by drizzling chocolate in a single color, or use two or three coordinating colors for a very festive effect. The possibilities are endless! Just follow the simple steps below. But be warned; this stuff is highly addictive!