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My friend Jan Swain makes and shares these melt-in-your-mouth cookies every Christmas. They’re the...
Molasses-spice cookies date back to the Colonial era, but this variation with rum in the batter...
This is a French Canadian recipe, Gateau des Rois, which Acadians traditionally serve from Epiphany...
This fudge icing recipe is meant to accompany the “King Cake” recipe.
These shortbread-type cookies will melt in your mouth. Maria typically makes them for the winter...
My grandparents came from Germany. I don’t remember getting lots of Christmas gifts as a child. I’d...
From the Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH.
From the Wildflowers Inn, North Conway, NH.
Try these irresistible cookies with a combination of lemon and coconut that melts in your mouth!...
Lemony and lovely, these rich scones are a welcome addition to any holiday breakfast or brunch.
This recipe takes us back beyond the 1960s to the very beginning of American cooking. In fact, its...
Wonderful with just the right amount of spices. A great drink any time, especially during the...
From the Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH.
From Glen Oaks Inn, Intervale, NH.
Sweet, yet tart, what a great combination in one pie!
Mary Heins Rommel developed this recipe, which is used at the Turtle Frolic, part of Newport, Rhode...
The deep, rich flavor of molasses and warm spices such as cinnamon and ginger are typical of...
This festive aspic is served at the Christmas Day lunch buffet, part of Newport, Rhode Island’s,...
The trick with most rolled cookies is to work the rolled dough quickly, as it gets soft in the...
This is my dad’s mother’s recipe. She always made it around Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a...
Since 1971, the 40 or so women of the now-famous Wellesley Cookie Exchange have gathered each...
We bake dozens of these cookies every Christmas and decorate them with the names of family members...
These are simple to make, but the method—e.g., baking times, using parchment paper, using very...
Early editions of Yankee included a monthly “Almanac,” a three-column grid stuffed with recipes,...
Keep on hand during the holidays to serve with coffee, tea, or after-dinner drinks.
This traditional Italian Christmas bread, packaged in colorful tapered boxes, seems to turn up...
It is important to add flavorings to Pastry Cream while it is still warm. If you plan to make both...
From the Riverbend Inn, Chocorua, NH.
When my daughter was growing up, her school used to have candy sales to raise money for supplies...
Coated in confectioners’ sugar, these buttery cookies look like little snowballs.
These scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth cookies tend to spread when cooking, but baking them in mini...
These truffles gild a dark chocolate center with creamy white chocolate and crushed candy canes.
Looking for the classic apple pie recipe—the one that mom used to make? Who would know better than...
With their red-and-green color scheme, these sweets are perfect for the holidays. For more cookie...
My grandmother, Mary Grace Deschenes, was an unusual woman for her day. An accomplished artist, she...
In one poignant example of how threads of history make their way into recipes, we have this May...
It is a Delicious Dessert…
QUINOA (pronounced KEEN-wa) is wheat and gluten free! A complete protein found in the bulk...
This recipe is courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Baking. Rugelach are delicious Jewish...
This recipe for “Really Old-Fashioned Gingerbread People” makes a large batch because, well,...
From Darby Field Inn. These are the flakiest cookies you'll ever eat! Created by Chef/Baker Waneeta...
Allow 1 pound per serving and add a little extra cooking time if the roast is boneless.

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