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    Spiced Rum Fruitcake

    1 review

    This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans and hazelnuts for the walnuts—or use a combination of nuts. —Jason Boor, Manchester, New York

    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    1 review

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


    Winning Cranberry Chip Cookies

    13 reviews

    Chock-full of cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts, these cookies are fun to eat. They offer a change of pace from...


    Orange Chocolate Meltaways

    8 reviews

    The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


    Coconut Yule Trees

    2 reviews

    People say they love my coconut macaroon-like Christmas trees because they look so festive. Once decorated, these trees light up...

    Lemon Butter Spread

    4 reviews

    My grandmother, who was a great cook, brought this recipe with her from England. I use it as a spread...


    Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

    2 reviews

    I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans...

    Toasted Coconut Truffles

    2 reviews

    Meet the Cook: "Ooh" and "Mmmm" are common comments when folks taste these delectable bites. Toasted coconut in the coating...


    Almond Pear Chutney

    My sweet, chunky chutney-flavored with orange, almond and ginger-is great with chicken, turkey or pork. You can prepare it a...


    Streusel Fruit Bread

    This recipe has been handed down through the years in my family. I scaled it down and the result is...


    Marcie’s Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    2 reviews

    I’ve got a super moist muffin that’s a big hit at our house—tender inside and lightly crisp outside. I use...

    Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    10 reviews

    I needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and...


    Cranberry Walnut White Fudge

    10 reviews

    A visit to several Oregon cranberry farms inspired my unusual fruit-flavored white fudge. I make it for family and friends...


    White Candy Bark

    3 reviews

    This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...


    Hawaiian Turtle Cups

    2 reviews

    “Because my mother-in-law loves macadamia nuts and my daughter prefers white chocolate to milk chocolate, I came up with this...


    Mocha Macaroon Cookies

    5 reviews

    This is definitely a grown-up version of an old favorite. The combination of chocolate, coffee and cinnamon are unbelievable. For...

    Cherry Apricot Tea Bread

    This recipe makes three loaves of delicious bread. My family enjoys one loaf right away, then I give one loaf...


    Candy Cane Coffee Cake

    4 reviews

    Dotted with dried apricots and maraschino cherries, this tender coffee cake has a festive flavor and look. I love to...


    Jeweled Coconut Drops

    12 reviews

    Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut cookies. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...


    Callahan Christmas Wreaths

    4 reviews

    When my family asked for good old Norwegian wreath cookies, I studied several recipes for ideas, then added my own...


    Gingerbread Scones with Lemon Butter

    1 review

    Busy morning? Fill your kitchen with the warm aroma of these tender gingerbread scones. Then slather on some lip-smacking lemon...


    Cognac Date Squares

    Cider, cognac and pistachios provide new flavor to a classic. Cut into squares and place in a plastic sandwich bag,...


    Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

    3 reviews

    Pack this easy-to-make munchie in a sleek glass or acrylic canister adorned with cotton yarn, and it'll be ready to...


    Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Brickle

    1 review

    I love a soft brittle because the texture is wonderful and different. The flavors in this one remind me of...

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    Lemony Coconut Bars

    7 reviews

    These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for...


    Almond Tea Bread

    3 reviews

    My aunt brought her tea bread recipe with her from Scotland, and enjoying a fresh-baked loaf has become a family...


    Holiday Cranberry Jam

    6 reviews

    This cranberry jam is one I make at Christmas for family and friends. I especially like serving it for brunch,...


    Christmas Jam

    30 reviews

    I have a passion for cooking, and I can probably thank my grandmother for it. She was a marvelous cook...


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    Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    24 reviews

    One of my mother's friends used to bring this over at the holidays, and it never lasted long. With tangy...


    Christmas Cranberries

    4 reviews

    Bourbon adds bite to this holiday standby, packed in a small heavy-duty glass storage container with a tight-fitting lid. Wrap...