Winter Recipes

side view of the perfect whole slice of lemon olive oil cake

Mega Delish Lemon Olive Oil Cake


A one-bowl wonder that is mixed and baked in an hour! This lemon olive oil cake is bright, moist, light and has mega lemon flavor. Feel free to play around with any citrus (or any combination). So delicious to eat that no one will know it was so flipping easy to make!

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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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Lemon Cake | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Fresh Lemon Cake


Consider this Fresh Lemon Cake a dazzling celebration of the humble lemon, that most-frequently used citrus that adorns our kitchen counters. I don’t know this for fact but I do on instinct. I put lemon in everything from warm water, to savory dishes that need brightening up to baked goods that need some sunshine. Yes, the humble lemon is a…

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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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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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Chocolate Lemon Tart


Is there any better way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring than with a Chocolate Lemon Tart? No really, is there? All of my favorite flavors are shoved into one delicious dessert treat that doesn’t just look beautiful, it tastes amazing. Even better, it’s a cinch to throw together. I mean it. This was utterly painless. I…

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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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Blood Orange Scones


Oh winter citrus, how do I love thee? There are too many ways to count. I just can’t get enough of you. Combining you with a scone is almost too good to be true. Almost. These Blood Orange Scones are moist. I mean, shut-the-front-door moist. She’s beautiful. Just look at her. And that citrus flavor isn’t just hiding behind a veil with her head down,…

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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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Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Badass Holiday Cookies


I am SO EXCITED that I am finally able to tell you that I’ve been working on a cookbook!! I started working with an agent (hi Leigh!) last December and over months (and months!) created a baking cookbook proposal (that covered all things butter + sugar). When we were finally weeks (maybe days??) from finishing that monster proposal I got…

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake


What’s that you say? You need one more holiday dessert to choose from? Ok. Yep. I got ya covered. This takes a nod from one of my first posts on DisplacedHousewife. It was a Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake Serves 8-12 INGREDIENTS For the Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake 15 ounces (1 3/4 cups) pureed pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not pie filling) 8 (about 4.5 ounces)…

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Rustic Cranberry Apple Hand Pies Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Rustic Cranberry Apple Hand Pies


Prepare yourself. This recipe is a no-self-control recipe. The kind where I had two cranberry apple hand pies before noon and had to talk myself off the ledge about eating another before dinner. You can’t eat just one. I seriously dare you. And if you have that kind of self control, I just don’t understand you on the deep human…

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