The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Rich and creamy homemade hot chocolate made with bars of chopped bittersweet chocolate is a seriously decadent upgrade to the classic hot drink for winter. Whisked together with whole milk and half-and-half, a little granulated sugar, and vanilla extract, everyone will melt with delight after the first sip. Read more.

Chocolate Chip Einkorn Belgian Waffles

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You’ll love all the easy tricks that make these homemade einkorn chocolate chip Belgian waffles an unforgettably delicious breakfast. Folding whipped egg whites into the batter creates a soft and fluffy lift, while slightly melted semi-sweet chocolate chips bring bites of indulgence. Hungry? Read more now!

How to Use Pie Weights for the Perfect Crust

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How do you use pie weights? And what the heck is blind baking? Before you start rolling out the dough for your next pumpkin or pecan pie, learn how to use these handy baking accessories. Discover our top pie weight recommendations, with a step-by-step blind baking tutorial to make the perfect crisp and delicious crust.

German-Style Pharisee Coffee with Rum (Pharisäer Kaffee)

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When you’re in charge of making the cocktails for a celebratory gathering, adding some booze to your hot coffee creates a fun and warming beverage. Try our easy recipe for Pharisäer Kaffee, a North Frisian drink with strong coffee, a splash of dark rum, and freshly whipped cream dolloped on top. Read more now.

Spiced Kabocha Squash Custard

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Pie crust isn’t for everyone, and these individual kabocha squash custards taste just like pumpkin pie filling with no crunchy crust in sight. The thick and creamy base features fun fall favorites like a homemade roasted squash puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice blend. Learn how to make this gluten-free recipe now.

Decoration Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is the best opportunity to decorate a beautifully themed table that displays the delicious food you’ll be serving while also showing your appreciation for your loved ones. From big centerpieces to small napkin holders, you have so many options to consider. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas now.

Red Wine Braised Beef

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The perfect excuse to open up a bottle of wine, our recipe for red wine braised beef is a flavorful and hearty entree that is so simple to cook. Your fork will easily pierce right through tender pieces of chuck roast slowly cooked with an aromatic mix of garlic, onions, thyme, and tomato paste. Read more now.

Treat Yourself to a Splendid Italian Affogato

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Transform your typical espresso beverage into a sweet and creamy treat with our recipe for affogato. With only two ingredients, hot espresso and vanilla ice cream, this simple Italian dessert is quick and easy to make – no coffee shop or barista required! Read more now to learn how to make it at home.

Cranberry Pecan Pie

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Do you love pecan pie, but think most recipes are way too sweet and cloying? This holiday season, try our version featuring tart whole cranberries. Combined with the sugary base of brown sugar, corn syrup, and pecans, the acidic fruit balances out the flavors beautifully. Read more now to make the recipe.

White Hot Chocolate

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Are you a proud white chocolate enthusiast? Our homemade white hot chocolate beverage serves as a unique option to add to your arsenal of classic hot chocolate recipes. You’ll love to warm up with every vanilla-infused sip of this sweet and creamy drink. Get your mugs ready, and learn how to make the recipe now.

Olive Oregano Bread

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If you love briny and meaty assorted olives and floral fresh oregano leaves, our homemade bread combines these two ingredients throughout the dough. And by baking in a Dutch oven, the bread develops a perfectly round shape as well as a thin and crispy golden-brown crust. Read more now for the full recipe.

Easy Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

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When you don’t have time to bake an apple pie from scratch, surprise everyone with these easy cinnamon apple dumplings instead. Store-bought crescent roll dough is a helpful ingredient that leads to deliciously flaky and buttery results. Learn how to make this comforting dessert that’s ideal for the fall season.