Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
A swirled gingerbread Bundt cake with a lemon glaze on top, all on wire rack over a sheet pan

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. As if that weren’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy and sweetly tart lemon glaze.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10
A square white platter with fruitcake brownies--filled with dried fruit, chocolate, and rum

Fruitcake Brownies

Fruitcake brownies? Yup. But not those lurid dried fruits of your childhood. Think dried figs, cranberries, cherries made tipsy with rum or brandy and baked into a brownie pan. Ridiculously inventive.

  • 25 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 10
Several cranberry pistachio biscotti cookies tied together with raffia

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
A braided cheese danish on a piece of parchment paper in a rimmed baking sheet

Cheese Danish

Startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that are going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
Plate of pumpkin spice toffee--made with toffee, pumpkin spice, white chocolate, and pecans

Pumpkin Spice Toffee

All that familiar autumnal spice loveliness in perhaps the only pumpkin spice incarnation you’ve yet to try.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A pot of velvet mashed potatoes--made with plenty of butter, cream--with a wooden spoon and pat of butter on top

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Best Negroni

Best Negroni

We upended the proportions of gin, vermouth, and Campari to create a better, stiffer, spiffier negroni cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Parchment paper with long lines of yellow homemade sprinkles, plus bowls of green, blue, and pink sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles

No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
Espresso Cheesecake

Espresso Cheesecake

“Luscious.” “Creamy.” “Incredibly delicious!” “Just the right amount of sweet.” That’s what folks are saying about this cheesecake.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 14
Espresso Cake

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 43