There’s something so wonderful about fall baking, and it all seems to kick off with pumpkin season! So here are three of my favorite cookies and bars with pumpkin as the star! Whether it’s for your Thanksgiving dessert table or Christmas cookie exchange, these treats will get you in the holiday spirit in the most delightful way!
Looking for just one more item for your New Year’s Eve bash? This idea will create a S’more-gasboard of treats! For fun and easy Grown Up S’mores Marshmallow Pops, I had to look no further than the back of a Honey Maid Graham Cracker Box. If you find the old fashioned Smore’s to be a little messy to eat, you’re going to love the modern day “cake pop” version. I found the perfect size (3 inch) pretzels at Cost Plus World Market. (UTZ All-Natural Butter Sticks.) Then, for New Year’s Day, if you have leftover graham crackers, try moist and flavorful Graham Cracker Cake. I found the recipe in the 1931 Searchlight Cookbook. It’s an 82 year old dessert that I’m guessing few people have tried, even though Graham Crackers continue to be one of America’s favorite snacks. For this recipe, the graham cracker crumbs replace the flour, and the folded-in egg whites make this cake light and fluffy. You can serve it with whipped cream, but I’ve also shared my favorite glaze that’s perfect for desserts like the Graham Cracker Cake. I hope you’ll enjoy both treats. May they add Smore to your life this New Year’s Eve and for 2020!
It’s one of those classic holiday sides that seem to get passed on from one generation to the next. The name of this recipe just doesn’t do it justice. It’s called Frozen Cranberry Salad but it’s so much more than that! It’s a smooth, creamy and refreshing dish that is perfect for a holiday side, salad or dessert! There are many variations on this classic. Some recipes call for pineapple chunks. Some have lots of sugar. Some use sour cream instead of the secret ingredient in this particular dish. I think this variation is perfect! It has a wonderful blend of whole-berry cranberry sauce, cream cheese, whipped topping, walnuts and shredded coconut. Then, there is the secret ingredient. The one that you can’t taste but adds the creamy and smooth texture. That secret ingredient is a small amount of Miracle Whip! This Frozen Cranberry Wreath is so easy to whip together. Just combine the ingredients, spoon into a casserole dish or spring form pan and freeze! (Because it’s such a simple recipe, it’s a perfect dish for kids to make as their contribution to the holiday feast. Who knows? They may be the ones to pass it along to the next generation.) This wreath looks gorgeous on a platter on a bed of greens and adds just the right festive look and taste to your holiday table.
Watch my How To Video for Frozen Cranberry Wreath here!