Desserts, Family Fun

Peppermint Bark

Makes one 10×15-inch sheet Ingredients 8 ounces (1/2 cups) candy canes (crushed) 1/8 teaspoon peppermint oil 8 ounces (3/4 cup) dark chocolate, tempered, or dark chocolate candy melts, melted 8 ounces (3/4 cup) white chocolate, tempered, or white chocolate candy melts, melted Directions Line a 10×15–inch sheet pan with parchment […]

Desserts, Family Fun

Old-Fashioned Cake Donuts

Makes 1 dozen plus 24 donut holes Ingredients 1 cup whole milk, room temperature 1 whole egg, room temperature 3 egg yolks, room temperature 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups, plus 1 tablespoon cake flour 1 cup bread flour 5 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg […]

Cookies, Family Fun, Free Recipes

Linzer Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 3/4 lb (3 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch salt 2 eggs 3 cups cake flour 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cups fine cake crumbs or plain dry bread crumbs 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 cups […]

Allergen Friendly, Desserts, Family Fun

Candy Coated Apples

Makes 12 apples These are the crunchy-coated carnival apples of your childhood! You can skip the red food coloring if you prefer. They will be glossy and just as tasty. Ingredients 12 apples 12 sticks 4 cups sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup water Red coloring, as needed […]

Cookies, Family Fun

Royal Icing

Makes about one cup If you won’t be using the icing right away, take the following steps to keep the icing from drying out: Clean the sides of the bowl or container to remove any drips; if a dry crust develops on the bowl, small pieces can drop into the […]

Desserts, Family Fun

Rock Candy Recipe

Makes 6 pieces Ingredients 9 lb (18 cups) granulated sugar 1 1/2 quarts water 6 bamboo skewers 1 egg white, lightly beaten 2 tbsp coarse sugar Food coloring, as needed (optional) Directions Combine the sugar and water in a large clean pan and bring to a boil. Cover the pan […]

Allergen Friendly, Desserts, Family Fun

Concord Grape Granita

Makes 4-6 Servings Simple Syrup Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cups sugar Directions Combine the water and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and cool to room temperature. Granita Ingredients 1 cup simple syrup, at room temperature 2… […]

Desserts, Family Fun

Milk Chocolate Pudding with Chantilly Cream

Makes 8 servings Pudding Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar (divided use) 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups whole or low-fat milk (divided use) 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 4 ounces milk chocolate, melted 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Chantilly Cream Directions In […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Family Fun

Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Makes 8 Servings Pancakes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 4 large eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen Cooking spray or vegetable oil to coat […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Family Fun

Banana Nut Loaf

Makes 2 Loaves Ingredients 6 bananas, very ripe 1/4 lemon, peeled or 1 tsp lemon juice 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans Directions Preheat […]

Family Fun

Tarts and Crafts

Thanksgiving comes at the perfect time of the year for pie! All over the country, apples are ripe for picking, and in lots of areas, you can go to the apple orchard and pick them yourself! Once you get those apples home, you can slice them and bake them in […]