Author: greatestfeasts

Cookies

Sugarplum Thumbprint Cookies

Adapted from Ina Garten’s Thumbprint Cookies After seeing that Stonewall Kitchens had a Sugarplum jam, I knew I had to make something special for Christmas. Ina’s thumbprints are so buttery, they play off of the preserves or jam well. I also sprinkled some sparkling sugar on top to make them […]

 
Cookies

Christmas Swirl Cookies

Adapted from Whoville Cookies These are a vibrant and eye catching cookie that is perfect to make your cookie plate really stand out. It also helps that they are crispy and an absolutely delicious butter cookie. They also happen to be a slice and bake cookie, which given the craziness […]

 
Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Adapted from Home Cooking Recipes These are a perfect cookie to make for your Christmas cookie tray. They are a bit time consuming and tedious to make, but they do create that wow factor from both the color and the taste. If you are looking for a more labor intensive […]

 
Soup

Quick Thai Chicken Soup

Adapted from Tyler Florence Thai Coconut Chicken Soup I used to work at Marshall Field’s (after it was Dayton’s and before it was Macy’s). For those in Minnesota, you know that they used to have some really great food at their cafes and restaurants. They had a group of chefs […]

 
Cookies

Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Crumb Bars

After making these with apple butter, I found pumpkin butter at Target and decided that I need to try pumpkin. You can also make pumpkin butter at home, though that kind of ruins the quick and easy part of this recipe. These come together so quickly and make a great […]

 
Breakfast

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction These are so much easier and so much less mess than deep frying! I’m not sure if they’re healthier with the butter and sugar, but they are easy and delicious to make at home. If you can’t make a trip to the apple orchard, these […]

 
Breads

Prosciutto and Gruyere Croissants

Adapted from Alexandra Cooks Smoked Ham Croissants Croissants are so flaky because they laminate thin layers of butter between layers of dough many many times. Bakeries have huge machines that help make the layering of the butter between the dough much easier. At home, it is more time consuming and […]

 
Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies

Adapted from Reeses Chip Crinkle Cookies These did not turn out as pretty as the picture on Hershey’s site for me (they looked more like little hockey pucks) but they are absolutely delicious! I usually make a large batch like this recipe and then freeze half of the prepared dough. […]

 
Soup

French Onion Soup

Adapted from Martha Stewart French Onion Soup 101 Tips and Suggestions: I usually cut this recipe in half because it makes so much. If you do halve the recipe, the onions do cook a bit quicker (about 5-10 minutes less on the first round and 15 or so minutes on […]

 
Appetizers

Wheat Thin Dip

Adapted from Everything in Between by Kelly I’m sorry I don’t have a more original or creative name for this dip, but it really makes Wheat Thins taste amazing. It’s also super quick and easy to mix up and is great for appetizer parties or office potlucks. I promise you, […]