Everyday Meals

Pastel Butter Cookies

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Samantha Seneviratne & Jason Schreiber To give a batch of almond shortbread cookies the pastel treatment, dust them with tinted confectioners’ sugar. We blended the sugar with finely ground freeze-dried fruits (blueberry, raspberry, and mango) for subtle, all-natural hues. Yield Makes 40 Ingredients 1 cup whole blanched […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Christmas Morning Wife Saver (Breakfast Casserole)

Ingredients 16 slices bread, crusts removed – divided 16 slices Canadian bacon 16 slices sharp Cheddar cheese 6 large eggs ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dry mustard ¼ cup minced onion 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 dash hot […]

Everyday Meals

Christmas Cake Pops

Active time: 45 min. Total time:2 hours Yield: Makes 28 pops (serving size: 2 pops) These easy cake pops make the perfect to-go dessert—up the cuteness factor by wrapping them up for your guests. The creamy, buttery, and sugary cake balls have the perfect frosting-to-cake ratio, making for a taste that everyone will love. Freezing […]

Everyday Meals

Classic Dry Martini

Photo by Joseph De Leo, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell The classic martini cocktail starts with gin and dry vermouth. Stir the cocktail with ice until well chilled—the outside of the glass should get cold, too. You can use a wide range of gins and vermouths here; keep tasting until you find your favorite. Be […]

Everyday Meals

Christmas Cake

Photo by Chris Court, Benjamin Dearnley, William Meppem, Con Poulos, Anson Smart While brandy is the traditional partner for fruit cake, you could also try using a dessert sherry such as Pedro Ximénez. It’s an intensely sweet, dark sherry made from the Spanish grape variety of the same name. Perfect in festive cakes, puddings and […]