Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Drop Cookies Makes: 3 1/2 dozen cookies 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups…

Creamy garlic herb mushroom spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces whole wheat pasta (spaghetti, linguine, etc.) – I like DeLallo brand 4 tablespoons butter, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided 16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons flour (or whole wheat flour) 1 teaspoon herbes de provence 1½ cups milk salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons olive oil additional ¼ cup…

Buttermilk Scones

Crisp outside, buttery and fluffy on the inside. These buttermilk scones are the perfect tea time option. Served with a delectable strawberry jam and whipped cream. Ingredients 500 grams of flour 2 tsp bicarbonate soda 2 tsp cream of tartar 75 grams of butter 2 tsp caster sugar 300 ml buttermilk 1 cookie cutter 1…

Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes

yield: 30 JELLO SHOTS ingredients: for the fireball jello shots: 1-1/3 cup ginger ale 2 envelopes plain gelatin 2/3 cup Fireball whisky Few drops red food coloring for the fireball buttercream: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 tbsp Fireball whisky 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar Pinch of salt directions: for the fireball jello shots:…

Cranberry Jell-O Shots

The sugar-coated cranberries are optional, but highly encouraged—they make for a great sweet-tart chaser after you’ve downed the shot. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 20 INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRANBERRIES 1/2 c. water 1 1/2 c. sugar, divided 1 package fresh cranberries FOR THE JELL-O SHOTS 3 c. Water, Divided 2 packets cranberry-flavored…

Big-Batch Fireball Jell-o Shots

Regular or sugar-free Jell-o works with this recipe, and if you’re not a fan of cherry, feel free to substitute any flavor of your choice. (If you can’t find Fireball, an equal amount of whiskey, bourbon, or vodka also works.) TOTAL TIME: 4:10 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 12-14 INGREDIENTS 5 c. Water, Divided 4…

Grinch Jell-o Shots

You can find sanding sugar in the baking section of many grocery and craft supplies stores, but if you can’t make the trip, you can always use regular granulated sugar. TOTAL TIME: 1:50 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 15 INGREDIENTS FOR THE LIME-SUGAR RIM 2 tbsp. lime juice 1/4 c. Red and green sanding sugar…

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

TOTAL TIME: 4:40 PREP: 0:30 COOK: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVES: 10 INGREDIENTS 4 Granny Smith apples 1/3 c. lemon juice 1 3/4 c. apple cider 2 packets gelatin 1/4 c. melted soft caramels 1 c. Salted Caramel vodka DIRECTIONS Carve the apples: Cut apples in half, down the stem. Pluck out the stem…

Easy Candy Corn Jello Shots

Don’t judge a jello shot by how you feel about the candy. TOTAL TIME: 4:30 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 50+ SHOTS INGREDIENTS 1 small box lemon Jell-O `1 small box orange Jell-O 1 small can sweetened condensed milk 4 envelopes Knox Gelatin (one small box) 3 c. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka 2 loaf pans Cooking spray WHITE…

Fireball Caramel Apple Jello Shots in Real Apples

TOTAL TIME: 3:30 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 40 SHOTS INGREDIENTS 10 small red or green apples 1/2 c. water 1/2 c. milk or cream 1 envelope Land o Lakes caramel or regular hot chocolate 1/4 c. brown sugar 2 envelopes Knox Gelatin Yellow food coloring 1/2 c. Butterscotch Schnapps 1/2 c. Fireball DIRECTIONS Cut apples in…

Champagne Jello Shots

Like a regular Jello shot, but way classier. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 12 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c. champagne (divided) 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. sugar 3 envelopes gelatin 1/4 c. vodka rainbow sprinkles DIRECTIONS Combine 1 1/4 cups champagne, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top….

Strawberry Champagne Jell-O Shots

No ‘pagne no gain. TOTAL TIME: 4:45 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 24 INGREDIENTS 2 c. cold water 1 c. sugar 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 c. prosecco, champagne, or cava (chilled) 1 1/2 c. sprite 2 c. sliced strawberries Cooking spray, for pan DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Sprinkle…

PUMPKIN PIE BOURBON AND PEAR COCKTAIL

Ingredients: For the cocktail: 1 1/2 oz pumpkin pie spiced bourbon 1 1/2 oz pear syrup 1/4 oz lemon juice 2 oz sparkling water For the pumpkin pie spiced bourbon: 375ml bottle of bourbon 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend For the pear syrup (makes ~6-8 oz):  1 cup chopped bartlett pear (~ 1 large…

Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

prep 20 mins cook 10 mins total 30 mins author bakerbynature yield 4 servings This stunning cranberry and cinnamon whiskey sour is the ultimate holiday cocktail! Ingredients Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour – Baker by Nature Makes 4 cocktails Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 3/4 cup…

Candy Cane-Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Take that, peppermint mocha. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. whole milk 1/2 c. heavy cream 1 candy cane 3 tbsp. sipping chocolate 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua whipped cream candy canes DIRECTIONS In a saucepan over low heat, warm whole milk and heavy cream. Add 1 candy cane and…

Mulled Wine Sangria

Give sangria a holiday twist by making a mulled wine studded with red and green fruit. It’s perfect hot or cold, so the choice is yours. Want to keep it warm during your holiday party? Pop the sangria in your slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting (or low). LEVEL: MODERATE YIELD: 6 TO 8…

Pear Mimosas

On its own, pear nectar can be a little, well, thick. But cut it with 2 parts dry champagne and you’re in business. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 3/4 c. pear nectar 1 bottle champagne Pear slices, for garnish DIRECTIONS In champagne flutes, add pear nectar and top off with…

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

This festive twist on the classic cocktail will kill it at all your holiday parties.Moscow mules are even better with holiday flavors. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. pomegranate juice 1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds 1 tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. honey 1/2 c. ice ginger beer Sprig of Rosemary DIRECTIONS In…

Grilled White House Pizza

“Sweet potatoes add welcome texture to pizza—and they’re delicious with tomato sauce!” — Cristeta Comerford and Sam Kass, executive chef and assistant chef of the White House TOTAL TIME: 1:15 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients White Hamon sweet potatoes 2 Small Eggplants 2 tsp. red peppers ½ c. olive oil Salt and freshly…

Quick Sweet Pickles

“‘Beit Alpha’ isn’t your usual pickling cucumber, but it’s perfect for this eat-right-away snack.” — Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients .6 c. white-wine vinegar or apple-cider vinegar .3 c. sugar .13 tsp. salt 2 c. thinly sliced ‘Beit Alpha’ cucumbers (about 2 cucumbers)…

Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter

These garden-fresh vegetables are full of flavor. Sauteed lightly in olive oil and garlic then served with homemade herb butter, they’re the perfect addition to any meal. TOTAL TIME: 0:25 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 8 Ingredients 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. Freshly ground…

Grilled Artichokes with Harissa-Honey Dip

A little sweet, smoky, and spicy, these simple grilled artichokes make an unexpectedly delicious appetizer or party dish. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: Moderate YIELD: 8 artichoke halves Ingredients 4 medium Artichokes 1 lemon ½ c. mayonnaise 1 tbsp. harissa 1 tbsp. Honey 1¼ tsp. Freshly ground pepper Cooking spray 1 tbsp. salt Directions…

Golden Gazpacho with Minted Cream

Fresh, mint-flecked cream is an elegant final touch to this summery soup of yellow tomatoes, peppers, and squash. From: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook © 2011 by Brent Ridge, Sandy Gluck, Josh Kilmer-Purcell Buy the book TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: Moderate YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb. yellow tomatoes 1 yellow bell…

Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Light, juicy, and amazingly refreshing, this cool salad is just the thing to serve outside on a scorching summer day. TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 6 servings Ingredients 6 c. diced watermelon 3 Persian Cucumbers 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1 tsp. pepper ¼…

Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

Healthy burrito bowls made with roasted sweet potato, green rice and black beans! This delicious, vegan dinner reheats well for lunch. Recipe yields 4 servings. INGREDIENTS Green rice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1½ cups long grain brown rice 3 cups vegetable broth 1½ cup baby spinach, lightly packed ½ cup cilantro (mostly leaves, stems…

BROCCOLI QUINOA CASSEROLE

YIELD: 5 SERVINGS COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 4 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock, or water 2 tbsp pesto sauce 1/2 tsp celtic salt 2 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch 2 cups fresh organic spinach 12 oz skim mozzarella cheese, I used 16oz 1/3 cup parmesan…

Spinach-Artichoke Deep-Dish Pizza

Bake homemade pizza in a cast-iron skillet for irresistibly crispy crust. TOTAL TIME: 0:40 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 (5-oz.) container baby spinach, coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 c. ricotta 1 1/2 oz. Parmesan, grated (about 1/3 c.) 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4…

Cauliflower Bisque with Brown Butter Croutons

You can make croutons two days early. Just store in an airtight container at room temperature. TOTAL TIME: 0:40 PREP: 0:25 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 2 c. whole milk 2½ c. vegetable stock 1 small head cauliflower (about 1 pound total), separated into florets 3/4 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped 1…

Carrot-and-Black Bean Crispy Tacos

Dig into vegetarian tacos with tons of fresh flavor. TOTAL TIME: 0:30 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 small onion, chopped 1 poblano pepper, diced 1 tsp. chili powder 1 (15.5-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving…