Dark Chocolate Peppermint Macarons
These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Macarons are delicately flavored with peppermint, filled with my Whipped Chocolate Ganache, and topped with my Less Sweet Royal Icing.
Small Batch Sugar Glass
Sugar glass is the perfect medium for gingerbread house windows. It's fast, it's easy, and it's just dangerous enough -- that sugar gets really hot -- to make it kind of exciting.
How To Make a Christmas Cake, Part 2
'Twas the week before Christmas you know what that means... The time has come to finish your Christmas Cake! This part is a breeze, so pour yourself some eggnog, grab some decorations, and let's go!
White Chocolate Candy Cane Macarons
These macs are filled with my Whipped White Chocolate Ganache, topped with my Less Sweet Royal Icing and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Christmas. Is. Coming.
I Made The New York Times’ Gingerbread House. This Is What I Learned.
When the New York Times pushed former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses' gingerbread house recipe to my phone I jumped on that faster than a I jump on a flash sale at CB2. Does the internet know me, or does…
How To Make Wassail (As in: “Here We Come A Wassailing”)
If you've mastered simmering liquid on your stove then you already know how to make wassail. Apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, and a host of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom will create the most delicious winter drink you've ever…
Literally The Best Gingerbread Cookies You Can Make
A few years ago I went on a search to find the perfect gingerbread cookie recipe. The only problem? The perfect recipe didn't exist. So I made it up.
Less Sweet Royal Icing
Here's quick and easy recipe that will allow you make a less sweet royal icing which will -- maybe unfortunately -- allow you to eat way more of it.
My Best Aged Eggnog Recipe
My best aged eggnog recipe is food safe, dangerously boozy, and delicious. All you need are eggs, bourbon, rum, brandy, cream, milk, sugar, nutmeg and time.
How To Make A Christmas Cake, Part 1
Far more fruit than cake, Christmas Cake is fed once a week for a month or so with alcohol; brushed with apricot jam; covered with a thin layer of marzipan; frosted with royal icing, and decorated from there as you see…