Christmas Recipes

close up shot of a vegan brownie

Vegan Peppermint Brownies


These brownies are one-bowl, loaded with holiday flavor (and flair) and secretly vegan! Made with pantry staples and minimal fuss, I was able to partner with my friends, my favorites: CA Prunes to bring you these festive brownies. VEGAN PEPPERMINT BROWNIES MOISTURE BASE Your first step when making vegan peppermint brownies is to create your moisture base. To do this,…

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close up of a cranberry tart

Super Simple Cranberry Tarts


Friends, welcome to your new favorite dessert: Super Simple Cranberry Tarts with Rosemary Honey Drizzle! Every component of these tarts is make-ahead making these perfect for all of your holiday entertaining needs, and we have many. These little wonders are the perfect combination of tart from the barely sweetened cranberries, sweet from the honey, buttery from the Monterey jack cheese…

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A close up of a chocolate marshmallow cookie

Holiday Cookie Roundup


Here is a collection of my current favorite holiday cookies! There are shipping tips throughout PLUS info on whether each cookie is suitable for shipping. Go forth and bake friends! For many of these cookies the dough can be frozen ahead of time (this is a great tip for drop cookies). Some cookies, such as macarons, are best gifted the…

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Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Extract | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

How to Make Vanilla Extract


 I dropped everything to show you how to make vanilla extract when I recently saw the price — holy moly, is it expensive these days (I’ll get into why further down in the post!). In the photo above you’ll see the bottle of vanilla extract that I’ve been using for years — I originally put it together back in 2017. That…

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Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls


These Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls with Blackberry Honey Butter are about to become your new favorite thing to bake! The rolls themselves are light, fluffy, make-ahead and effortless. Basically, the stuff of dreams. They’re also flexible… If you don’t want to use gruyere, you could sub in white cheddar, parmesan or any other combination thereof (you want the kind of…

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Five-Spice Snickerdoodles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Five-Spice Snickerdoodles


I know that the 12 Days of Sweet Treats are over, but where would we be without Five-Spice Snickerdoodles? The cookie you didn’t know you needed in your life, but you do. First, because they’re delicious. Second, because they’re easy as hell. Third, because five-spice and the holiday go together like peanut butter and jelly. Look it up. These cookies…

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Holiday Cookie Box | Recipes via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth | recipes, + tips

Holiday Cookie Box!


For our final post for the 12 Days of Sweet Treats I put together a Holiday Cookie Box! Amisha did too, go see her’s here. Also scroll below for cookies, photos of the cookie box, cookie tips + links to all of the recipes! I realized as we were nearing the end of Sweet Treat fest that I was really…

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Peppermint Bark Bars | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars


In what should be my last day of 12 Days of Sweet Treats, I offer to the universe Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars. Picture your very favorite chocolate chip cookie dough without chocolate chips or chunks. Work with me here… We press 3/4s of the dough into an 8X10 baking dish and then cover it in chocolate peppermint ganache and then…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups


Up next for 12 Days of Treats are these Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups! Yep, just like a peanut butter cup but filled with the most dreamy peppermint cream. Think like an Oreo or, even better, like Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s. I have eaten more Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s than I’ll ever admit. Ever. Believe it or not, you can have…

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Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles


Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles are up next in our 12 Days of Sweet Treats and they are such the perfect, ultimate sweet treat to my always modest palate. We whip up some burnt sugar which is so easy (1 ingredient) and takes little effort. It’s so easy we’re sipping champagne as we do this, because it’s the holidays and we’re…

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies


Coming in hot are these Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies! Not everything needs to be peppermint and holiday spice this season, does it? This is the perfect example of such a treat. This is my favorite olive oil chocolate with some minor tweaks…I up’d the butter, never a bad thing. And then I pulled back a touch on the oil. It’s…

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Eggnog Cream Pie With Caramel Rum Sauce


Eggnog Cream Pie with Caramel Rum Sauce… Where to begin with this beauty?! So many of my favorite flavors all wrapped into one, delicious dreamy holiday package. This Eggnog Cream Pie with Caramel Rum sauce was created in collaboration with Diamond of California. A big thank you to them + you for supporting the brands I work with! xo

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Brownies with a slice taken out of it and a knife beside it

White Chocolate Fudge Brownies


Happy almost weekend! I wanted to share this easy holiday recipe for fudge brownies from The Cookie Book…think of it as a little holiday gift from me to you. But better, something to make + eat this weekend while you’re knee-deep into holiday-ing. I’m keeping this blog post short + sweet. I’m in Chicago staying at one of my favorite…

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Chocolate Pomegranate Holiday Parfaits Recipe | DisplacedHousewife

Chocolate Pomegranate Holiday Parfaits


Hey friends! We’re in full holiday mode right now…are you feeling it? I try to simplify everything this time of year because I’ve found I have a tendency to overdo and say yes to everything. Are you like that too? Nothing sucks the fun out of the holidays faster than being too busy to enjoy them. I’ve partnered with FAGE…

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Savory Truffle Mustard Knots


{This post is sponsored by Maille} I hope you have lots of festive occasions coming up this month and if so, I have the perfect holiday appetizer to share with you. I use one of my favorite doughs as a base (it’s a brioche dough with eggs and butter and lots of richness) and then fold in Parmesan, fresh thyme…

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