7 Food Gifts – #1 Gingerbread Granola

Let’s start with the first food gift from my post on 7 food gifts…gingerbread granola. This means it’s granola with gingerbread flavoring…not gingerbread broken into granola pieces, or some other interpretation you may have.┬áThis recipe is yummy if you like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and all those great gingerbread flavors, with little pieces of crystallized ginger…

Eggnog French Macarons with Eggnog Buttercream

The next dessert I made for my sister’s housewarming/holiday party were eggnog french macarons. I always wanted to try to make macarons, they look so cute and taste so good, but I always heard about how difficult they were. Well, I finally decided why not, and tried my hand at it. So I would like…

Gingerbread Meringue Kisses

I needed another dessert that could be made quickly and stored for a few days for my sister’s housewarming party. Meringues are a great dessert for a party because they are bite-sized and actually one of the “healthier” desserts. When I saw there was such thing as gingerbread meringues, I was so happy. I loveeeeeeee…

Cinnamon Candied Pecans

Imagine this…cold winter day, hot tea in hand, smell of roasting pecans coated in cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Yow yow yow! I like like like. For a Thanksgiving snack and my sister’s housewarming party I made these cinnamon candied pecans and they were a hit at both events. These nuts are addictive and when you’re…

Caramel Crusted Apple Pie

Alright, this is the last of my apple recipes (for now). I had to do an apple pie as part of the apple series. It’s a classic, but this pie is not!┬áThis is a more unique apple pie because there is a simmering caramel sauce poured on top of it before it’s baked! This caramel…