Two martini glasses filled with spruce needle vodka with a spruce sprig floating in each glass.

Spruce Needle Vodka

Essentially vodka infused with a sprig from your Christmas tree, this celebratory cocktail both starts and stops conversations at parties. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20
Seven rosemary apple hand tarts on a sheet of parchment.

Rosemary Apple Hand Tarts

Individual apple pies that are subtly flavored, simple to toss together, and even a little sophisticated. Even better, you don’t have to share yours. Not with anyone.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6 H, 30 M
  • 0
Orange Madeleines with Orange Glaze

Orange Madeleines

Tender, buttery, and enhanced with a subtle citrus lilt. Just as Proust would have wanted. (No madeleine tin? No worries. They’re just as lovely made in a mini-muffin pan.)

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Chocolate Truffle

Milk Chocolate Truffles

This milk chocolate truffles recipe is simple to make, complex in taste, and easy as can be to gift (provided you can slip some out of the house unnoticed).

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  • 45 M
  • 8 H
  • 0
A silver bowl filled with ambrosia salad with a bone-handle knife beside the bowl.

Ambrosia

Ah, ambrosia. Brings back memories, don’t it? Here’s a version that will make you forget all about the ambrosia of your childhood.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
Bowl of yellow lemon curd, whisk, stick of butter, egg shells, halved lemons

Best Food Gifts 2015

In the spirit of banishing fruitcakes everywhere, we’re sharing how to make homemade food gifts that people actually want to receive.

Half of a molasses spice cake on a silver platter with a serrated knife lying beside it.

Molasses Spice Cake

This molasses spice cake recipe is made with cinnamon, ginger, mustard, candied orange peel, and a sweet syrup glaze.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 8
A white bowl filled with spiced red cabbage set on white linens with a spoon resting inside.

Spiced Red Cabbage

This contains sugar and spice and everything nice. In fact, it has so much niceness in it, we want it for every special occasion.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Easy Chocolate Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge

“Easiest chocolate fudge recipe ever.” That’s what folks are saying about this simple and spectacular recipe—and they’re right.

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  • 15 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 10