A white plate with three pieces of spicy pepita brittle on it

Spicy Pepita Brittle

When we think of brittle, we tend to think of a wallflower-like candy. We couldn’t be more wrong.

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

These chocolate thumbprint cookies with the dollop of caramel may not be the most traditional of Christmas cookies, but they may be the most welcome.

White bucket filled with rustic golden brown Parmesan flatbreads on a plaid napkin

Crispy Parmigiano Flatbread

Crisp, crunchy, cheesy crackers that are perhaps the most ingenious use ever for a pasta machine. Don’t believe us? Try it.

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Pecan Caramel Torte

This is one of those recipes that oughtta come with the kitchen equivalent of an “Explicit Lyrics” label. Wowsa this torte is wicked!

Honey Caramels

Honey Caramels

Honey aficionados, try regional or varietal honeys in this recipe from Alice Medrich. The rest of you, yes, clover works just dandy.

Baos

Baos

Although these sweet Chinese orbs of fried goodness are pronounced “bow” as in “wow” and not “bow” as in that ribbon that bedecks a gift, we certainly think of them in gift-worthy terms.