Every December I make mom’s old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from scratch for family and friends. This year I updated and upgraded this holiday dessert recipe by using pure Vermont maple syrup. The resulting cookie?… Oatmeal Raisin Maple Bourbon Cookies with Maple Glaze. Yes it’s a mouthful to say, but the recipe is easy, and I guarantee these chewy mouthfuls will be a Christmas gift for your taste buds. Learn about quick cooking vs. regular oats, chewy vs cakey cookies, and one of Oprah’s favorite things. And did you know allspice is not a combination of three other spices?
Spanish Hot Chocolate, “chocolate caliente” in Spanish, is MY FAVORITE HOT DRINK that I always get the second I land in Barcelona, Spain whenever I visit my sister. Super rich, thick (grueso), decadent, authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate. If that’s not tempting enough, this dreamy drink must go with sugary CHURROS. Yes! I made Churros too!
When we think of the holidays, flavors like caramel immediately come to mind. Sweet things like caramel sauce recipes that include apples and pears are one of our favorite Holiday treats. We put together 6 of our favorite creamy, dreamy caramel sauce recipes that will satisfy your caramel craving all year long. We hope you enjoy!
The holidays are time to celebrate and cheer with a special drink that I am calling Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch. This spiked punch is sweet, fruity, festive and alcoholic beverage to celebrate the holidays; Hanukkah or Christmas season. Made with Caramel Sauce, this drink is easy to prepare and can be made ahead a time. Perfect for your upcoming holiday party.
Roasted Pumpkin Bisque is a thick vegetarian soup made by roasting real pumpkin along with Greek Woodland Honey with Sage, Eleon Greek EVOO, and Ras el Hanout for an added warm Moroccan flavor. Cooked with apple juice and vegetable stock, this Fall soup recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly.
Pumpkin Carrot Bundt Cake is a fall-inspired dessert you will love with a moist and creamy texture. This already rich carrot cake includes additional autumn flavors like pumpkin puree and vanilla maple syrup in the cream cheese drizzle. Perfect dessert to make for Thanksgiving dinner and anytime this holiday season, or all year long.
THE BEST Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake Recipe with Coffee-Maple Mascarpone Cream. This cake is airy, fluffy and nutty with all the chopped hazelnut. For the Fall season, I added pumpkin puree in the cake batter and coffee-maple syrup in the decadent mascarpone cream.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the way to celebrate that Pumpkin Season is here! Top with either Salted Caramel Sauce or Cinnamon Maple Syrup… or BOTH
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes: Surprise your partner with a breakfast of Dominican coffee; Prosecco with orange juice; and light, fluffy and very filling Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes topped with Vermont Maple Syrup and some fresh blackberries & raspberries
Leek and Potato Gratin is a rich and satisfying side dish that will complement your table during the holidays or any special dinner anytime of the year. This delicious recipe has thinly sliced potatoes and sautéed leeks baked with milk, gruyere cheese, parmesan cheese, and organic honey dijon mustard until perfection. Broil for a cheesy and golden crust on top.