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candy cane cocoa bombs

Ever heard of a hot cocoa bomb? It’s basically the best thing to happen to hot chocolate, and this candy cane-inspired version is as fun to make as it is to drink! Based on a recipe from Natalie Wise’s new cookbook, “Hot Cocoa Bombs: Delicious, Fun, and Creative Hot Chocolate Treats,” if you’re looking for a fun and festive activity to do in the kitchen, a homemade gift idea, or just really love hot cocoa, you’ve got to give these cocoa bombs a try.

dulce de leche pumpkin pie

slice of pumpkin pie on a plate

Love traditional recipes for Thanksgiving but also looking to take things up a notch? This Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie is your answer to dessert. Smooth and decadent, with a light caramelized flavor and warm spices, this pumpkin pie is just like your favorite but leveled up just enough to make it extra-wonderful.

cranberry gingersnap tart

overhead shot of cranberry gingersnap tart on a surface

The holidays are nigh, and if you find yourself with space at the dessert table (or a craving for something cranberry), make this Cranberry Gingersnap Tart for a simple stunner. Made with a buttery gingersnap crust and a sweet-tart, ruby-red, cranberry-orange curd filling, this dessert is as pretty as it is delicious.

german apple pancake

German apple pancake in a cast-iron skillet

What could be better on a weekend morning than enjoying an oversized puffy pancake baked with fresh apples and topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup? (That’s a rhetorical question.) This German apple pancake, or apple oven pancake, is the perfect simple-yet-special breakfast to make for yourself or for you and your loved ones when the mood strikes. All you need are a handful of easy ingredients and 30 minutes to make this oven-baked magic happen.