The Holiday Season is a fast paced time of year filled with parties, shopping and decorating. Prepare yourself this season by taking a look at the articles in this section. Learn about classic traditions to just plain making the holidays simple.
What could possibly make up for winter's biting chill and dark, short days? Holiday baked goods, of course! If you intend to fill your kitchen with heaps of cookies and stacks of cakes, you better have these ingredients stocked.
Ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses are what give gingerbread its unique flavor. And the fact that it hardens to the consistency of a graham cracker makes it ideal for crafty projects for the family, like building a gingerbread house.
That rich pumpkin filling and gooey melange of cinnamon apples can't stand alone on the dessert cart -- they belong inside a flaky, buttery pie crust. The crust makes or breaks a pie, which explains why so many of us buy them premade.
What's full of jellied fruit, a variety of nuts and frequently used as a doorstop? If you guessed fruitcake, you're right on the nose. There are some variations on the classic that can bring your fruitcake into modern times.
FRUITCAKES, AND SUGAR PLUMS AND GINGERBREAD HOUSES: OH MY!
A merry holiday season for most people includes indulging in baked goods and traditional recipes with all the trimmings. If you're on a gluten-free diet, though, enjoying holiday fare can be a bit more challenging.