A rum Bundt cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
A breakfast martini with orange zest next to a plate with buttered toast and marmalade, a pair of reading glasses, and a newspaper.

Breakfast Martini

Oh, what a way to start a day! Just shake yourself this citrusy martini and take the rest of the morning—and afternoon—off from all your troubles.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
How to Make Chocolate Curls

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Admit it. You’ve long admired those gorgeous chocolate curl garnishes on fancy schmancy cakes and wondered how to make them at home. It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Two flutes filled with French 75 cocktail on a wooden table with a notebook and a plate of lemon slices nearby.

French 75 Cocktail

A sophisticated cocktail that’s made drinkers swoon for more than a century thanks to the warm hush of Cognac, the sweetly tart lilt of lemon, and the effusive effervescence of Champagne.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
A glass baking dish of scalloped potatoes with one spoonful missing.

Scalloped Potatoes

Essentially creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness., these are as welcome on weeknights as they are on holidays.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 8
Pieces of light and dark gingerbread, with two people cut out of the dark, and a tree shape cut out of the light gingerbread.

Light and Dark Gingerbread Cookies

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to indulge our culture of gratification and have exactly what we want, whether that means pale gingerbread cookie that are mild and sweet or darker gingerbread cookies that are stronger and spicier.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 3
Assorted shaped lebkuchen decorated with white and chocolate icing.

Lebkuchen

There traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 6
Pieces of broken cashew brittle with a hammer lying beside them.

Cashew Brittle

How fortunate that all it takes to bring some sweetness and loveliness into one’s life is sugar, cashews, and a little patience.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 42