Monthly Archives: December 2015

Katie Workman's Holiday Mealtime Hacks

Katie Workman Reveals her Best Holiday Mealtime Hacks

Our spokesperson Katie Workman—NYC mom and cookbook author— has shared her favorite holiday mealtime hacks, including how best to utilize frozen and dairy products for cost-effective and delicious holiday meals. From television appearances to radio interviews and blog Q&As, Katie shared her tips and tricks for mastering shortcut cooking and baking during the holiday season. See below for a full recap, and be sure to put these time- and money-savers to use this season and during holidays to come!

Holiday EggNog

Warm Up or Cool Down with Festive Holiday Beverages

You can’t enjoy the holiday season without a scrumptious and festive beverage! When hosting a party, you should have at least one visually-stimulating recipe that will truly impress with your ingenuity and style. And why not kick your drink line-up up a notch with concoctions that will make your holiday merry and bright! Dazzle your guests with these holiday beverages—including hot, cold and cocktail recipes.

Banana Split Stuffed Mason Jar

Kid-Friendly Holiday Food and Entertaining

During the holidays, kids have the best seat in the house. Seated at the “kids table” with all of their cousins, they have the opportunity to create crafts, eat finger foods and enjoy indulgent sweets. It’s the one time of year that when the adults are mingling, the kids can get into a little bit of trouble—just a little!

Chocolate Lover's Peppermint Bark Squares

‘Tis the Season for Peppermint Recipes

Move over pumpkin spice, there’s a new flavor in town: peppermint! Are we the only ones that feel if Christmas were a flavor it would be peppermint? From peppermint mocha lattes to peppermint bark, we can’t get enough! Just in time for Christmas, we wanted to share some oh-so-popular peppermint flavor combinations, desserts and beverages.

Manicotti Cordon Bleu

All the Pasta-bilities!

Sure, the late fall and winter seasons have their ups and downs, but one thing that never fails to put a smile on anyone’s face is a heaping plate of pasta—the perfect comfort food! Winter is one of the best times to work on your pasta skills because you have a wide variety of options to choose from, and when it’s chilly outside, nothing warms you up like a bowl of your favorite kind of noodle. Buzzfeed rounded-up 27 of their most delicious pasta recipes (check it out here), and we’ve pulled out some of our favorites.

Festive Minty Mocha Trifle

Joyous Holiday Celebrations

Cheer is in the air! From twinkling lights atop neighborhood houses to families sipping hot cocoa by the fire, the holiday season is the most festive time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, all joyous occasions involve food—quality family dinners, delicious appetizers and side dishes and tasty sweet treats.

Santa Hat Cookies

Holiday Cookie Exchange

This December, how on earth will you be able to try all of the delicious cookies you’ve been craving? We’ve got you covered—host a cookie exchange (or swap)! The concept of a cookie exchange is simple, and it gets everyone involved in the preparation. All you have to do is invite a group of friends or family, coordinate the recipe choices (so no cookies overlap) and settle in for a wonderful time of sharing and tasting!

Apple Pie Trifle

Twelve Days of Christmas: With Some Culinary Flair

Right now we’re knee-deep in shopping, but we’re cheery and thrilled to be getting ready for the next round of holidays. Christmas is just a hop, jump and skip away, so why not join the merry festivities and get in on the fun! The “Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a traditional song and holiday book, but this year, make it a unique culinary game. For this version of Twelve Days of Christmas, switch out the geese-a-laying, maids-a-milking and all the rest for delicious recipes and treats!

Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

Mini Decadent Desserts for the Holiday Season

Holidays just aren’t the same without dessert, or a few! It’s an ideal time for it too because the flavors of this season—ginger, pumpkin, blueberry, cranberry and many more—perfectly pair with baked goods and other treats. Sweet confections this time of year make the end of a meal special and always put a smile on everyone’s face.