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For the last day of The 12 Baking Days of Christmas, I'm showing you how to save time by turning box cake mixes into a magical Christmas checkerboard cake!

Day 12 ❄︎ Christmas Checkboard Cake

For the last day of The 12 Baking Days of Christmas, I thought we should end with cake. And since we’re fully immersed in the hectic holiday season, I’m going to show you how to save time by turning store-bought, boxed cake mixes into a magical Christmas checkerboard cake! Like the marbled cupcakes, my kids […]

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A savory make-ahead breakfast casserole featuring fresh ingredients so you can sleep in or focus on the things that matter most!

Day 11 ❄︎ Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Whether you have a house full of guests or just the usual suspects, it’s incredibly helpful to have a low-maintenance, high-quality breakfast ready for Christmas morning so you can focus on the things that matter most. So on this 11th Baking Day of Christmas, I present a savory make-ahead breakfast casserole featuring fresh ingredients. Let’s […]

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Mini Caramel Apple Pies with homemade apple filling and store-bought pie crust. Easy + Delicious!

Day 10 ❄︎ Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Today we are making mini caramel apple pies using homemade apple filling and store-bought pie crust. You might think apple pie is more of a fall favorite, but I won’t say no to a freshly baked apple pie at Christmas time! Would you? Plus, these are the perfect size to grab and go or set […]

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Inspired by mini winter scenes, step up a boxed cake mix by making fun and festive marbled cupcakes!

Day 9 ❄︎ Red & White Marbled Cupcakes

You know those winter scenes with tiny reindeer and snow-flocked trees set in lanterns and glass globes in every home store right now? Well, I’m fascinated by them and want to make one for Christmas in a beautiful copper lantern that I got this past summer. I haven’t done it yet, but was inspired to work […]

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Two ways to enjoy red velvet cookies: (1) with cream cheese frosting and (2) with white chocolate chips. Both are irresistibly delicious!

Day 8 ❄︎ Red Velvet Cookies

And we’re back! Did you miss me? Or did you hardly notice there was a brief reprieve in our 12 Baking Days of Christmas series? Well, I took the weekend to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She is officially four years old now and is such a joy and light in our lives. Here she is […]

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Step-by-Step Tutorial // This homemade cornbread stuffing is a much beloved and anticipated dish for the holiday season!

Day 7 ❄︎ Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

One of the many reasons I like the holiday season so much is because that’s when people pull out all the stops: the once-a-year turkey, the special holiday ham, Aunt So-and-So’s famous pumpkin pie… In my family, the much beloved and anticipated dish is this homemade cornbread stuffing. Yesterday I showed you how to make […]

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Growing up, we had a side of homemade cornbread with just about every meal. It was fluffy and sweet and reminded me of cake. Here's the remastered recipe of my youth.

Day 6 ❄︎ Homemade Cornbread

Growing up, we had a side of homemade cornbread with just about every meal. It was fluffy and sweet and reminded me of cake. Topped with a slice of butter, it brought out the flavor of meat, perfectly complemented baked beans and made any vegetable tolerable. It remains one of my family’s favorites even now. […]

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Food Network's Halloween Baking Champion, Rudy Martinez of Man Bakes Cake shares his favorite easy recipe for gingerbread loaf.

Day 5 ❄︎ Rudy’s Gingerbread Loaf

Today’s recipe is equal to five gold rings in my book! It is a gingerbread loaf by fellow baker and friend, Rudy Martinez of Man Bakes Cakes. I met Rudy while living in NYC and have had the pleasure of witnessing his growth from baking enthusiast to celebrity baker. Seriously, I’m not bragging (ok, I […]

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White chocolate bark is an easy, versatile treat for the holidays. I'll show you two ways to make it: a cranberry pistachio and peppermint bark.

Day 4 ❄︎ White Chocolate Bark: Two Ways

White chocolate bark is an easy, versatile treat for the holidays. The white chocolate provides a sweet canvas to decorate with colorful dried fruits, nuts or candies of your choosing. Today I’m going to show you two ways to make white chocolate bark for the holidays: (1) a cranberry pistachio bark and (2) a peppermint […]

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