Contents tagged with Holiday

Cookie Exchange: Some CHEFS Family Favorites

If you’re just beginning your holiday baking, warm-up your idle stand mixer and let CHEFS Mix help stir your creativity. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes plus tips on baking, decorating, gift wrapping and shipping your bite-sized masterpieces.

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Make homemade food gifts for your friends and family at CHEFScatalog.com

Quick and Easy Homemade Food Gifts

Despite my best efforts, I end up needing an unplanned gift or two. Before heading to the stores, I always check my pantry and kitchen for possible homemade food gift ideas.

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Cookie gifts for family and friends at CHEFScatalog.com

Give the Gift of Cookies!

Sending boxes of homemade cookies to distant family or friends is a delicious holiday tradition. There are things you can do to help ensure your cookies arrive safely.

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Toasting the New Year: Make mine lemonade

According to some  industry experts, sour foods with tart, acidic and bitter flavors are “in” for 2013. I am not a trendy or trendsetting cook. Tonight, however, I’m jumping on the “sour” bandwagon by choosing citrusy beverages that are heavy on the sour and light on the sweet.

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New Year's Food Traditions: Lucky Foods from Around the World

On New Year’s Day, indulging in good luck foods for prosperity and health is a time-honored custom around the world. For example, in the United States, eating black-eyed peas is a popular Southern tradition (look for our recipe for "Hoppin' John" at the end of this post).

If you’re still planning your New Year’s Eve celebration or New Year’s Day brunch and are a tiny bit superstitious, add some of these good luck foods for an inspired and eclectic menu.

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Recipe Ideas for Quick and Easy, Last Minute Homemade Food Gifts

Did the words “quick and easy,” “last-minute” and “homemade” in the title catch your attention? The week before Christmas, they always capture mine.

Despite my best efforts, I end up needing an unplanned gift or two. Before heading to the stores, I always check my pantry and kitchen for possible ideas – my friends really appreciate homemade food gifts from my kitchen. Over the years, I've learned that many gift-worthy recipes use readily available ingredients and take only an hour or two to make.

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Homemade Irish Cream Recipes

If you’re ready to stock your bar with store-bought Irish cream, consider making your own this year. Irish cream recipes are easy, and the liqueur is delicious over ice, in coffee or in mixed drinks. Homemade Irish Cream is also perfect for last minute gifts.

Today at CHEFS Mix, we’re sharing two recipes for homemade Irish Cream: traditional and dairy-free.

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Gift Ideas at CHEFS Mix

Top 10 Most Popular Kitchen Gifts

Still looking for a gift for the cooks and bakers in your life? Come see what is currently trending and popular on the CHEFScatalog.com site.

Looking for the perfect gift is always a challenge. Today on CHEFS Mix we are taking a look at the currently trending gifts and what makes them unique and special.

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Cookies by the Dozen - How to Store Cookies

When I bake cookies for friends and colleagues, my husband makes sure that I reserve a few dozen for him. Any other time of the year, storing a batch or two of homemade biscotti or chocolate chip cookies is a simple task. During the holidays, however, I bake a variety of crisp and soft cookies plus brownies. The last thing I want to do is dump all of them into one cookie jar. I need to keep soft cookies, soft, and crisp cookies delightfully crunchy.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Best Baking Gifts for Bakers and Cranberry Cookie Recipes

Shiny new cakes pans filled with rich chocolate batter,
Teaspoons and measuring cups for ingredients that matter,

A KitchenAid stand mixer that blends like a dream,
These are a few of my favorite things.

‘tis the season for baking, gift lists and gift-giving. Today at CHEFS Mix, we're looking at gifts for bakers and baking cookies with cranberries.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Shortbread Cookie Recipe

For the annual cookie exchange, my neighbor pours her heart into baking batch after batch of crisp shortbread, rich chocolate chip and fragrant gingerbread cookies. Then she spends an ambitious weekend decorating scores of sugar cookies in lavish designs.

She confides that, this year, her group will award a prize for the most creative presentation and packaging for a dozen cookies. “Any suggestions?” she asks me.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Sugar Cookie & Royal Icing Recipes

While growing up in California, my family’s holiday activities always included baking dozens of sugar cookies. After rolling out the buttery dough, my sisters and I cut out favorite shapes and baked them to the palest brown. Then the real fun began: decorating cookies with royal icing tinted in holiday hues and, for glitz and sparkle, colored sugar and silver dragees.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Bar Cookie Recipes

Sending boxes of homemade cookies to distant family or friends is a delicious holiday tradition. Unfortunately, “fragile” written boldly on the mailing box doesn’t guarantee your cookies will survive the trip.

If your holiday to-do list includes baking and shipping cookies, don’t stress. There are things you can do to help ensure your cookies arrive safely.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Family Favorite Recipes

If you’re just beginning your holiday baking, warm-up your idle stand mixer and let CHEFS Mix help stir your creativity. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes plus tips on baking, decorating, gift wrapping and shipping your bite-sized masterpieces.

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