Portuguese tea flan with a caramel top and a puddle of caramel on a white plate with blue design

Portuguese Tea Flan

Creamy custard is infused with tea for an unusual take on the classic Portuguese flan. The classic caramel topping gives the dessert its depth and sweetness.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
A pink homemade sno ball--coconut-covered dome--on a white plate with two more in the back

Homemade Sno Balls

Fashioned from chocolate cake, filled and frosted with meringue, and festooned in a feathery pink coconut boa, these are the real deal.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 55
A whole sour cream coffee cake with a wedge cut from it.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Two ultimate chocolate chip cookies, AKA New York chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack

David Leite’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re bewitched, thanks to this aged cookie dough–yes, aged COOKIE DOUGH–that indulges us in an adult cookie with notes of rich butterscotch and bitter dark chocolate.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 12 H
  • 329
Portuguese Almond Torte

Portuguese Almond Torte | Bolo de Amêndoa

Dense, rich, and flourless, this gluten-free cake is a fave among the Portuguese, as well as anyone who’s ever tried it. It gets its unforgettable taste from a combination of almonds, lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 48
Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

The last thing you need to worry about tomorrow morning is breakfast. With this brioche French toast, you assemble it today, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow slide it in the oven. By the time gifts are open, breakfast will be on the table.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
  • 42
Three glasses of glogg (mulled wine) with orange slices and cinnamon sticks

Swedish Christmas Glögg

Glogg is Scandinavian mulled wine served at Christmas. This version combines port wine, brandy, whiskey, raisins, almonds, orange zest, cinnamon, and cardamon.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Roasted mixed nuts coated with sugar and spices in green bowl

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Star-shaped cookies on a piece of parchment paper

Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

Chinese Five-spice cookies. Essentially sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder. Say hello to your newest holiday tradition.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 18