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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.

20+ cozy and comforting fall recipes

overhead shot of slices of Dutch caramel apple pie

The leaves are changing colors, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s the season of cozy and comforting fall recipes to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! I’ve rounded up more than 20 recipes that are not only perfect for this time of year, they’re also delicious. From biscuits to donuts, mac and cheese to pull-apart bread, you can bet on any of these fall-forward recipes to bring all the coziness and comfort into your kitchen.

iced pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies

overhead shot of iced pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies

Pumpkin spice and everything nice… that’s what these iced pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies are made of. Soft and chewy, with tons of texture and a hint of warm spices, each cookie is like autumn in dessert form. Add the pumpkin spiced icing and, well, don’t be surprised if they disappear faster than peak leaf-peeping season.