Merry Christmas 2012

Brulee Baked French Toast

So you have your holiday menus worked out, right? Well I’m going to give you reason to pause and maybe rethink your planned menu with this make-ahead baked French toast casserole.

Brulee Baked French Toast

 Let’s agree this is going to be killer, no waxing on with the standard food descriptors. I’m just going to say, every Better Homes and Garden recipe I’ve made has been solid. That said, I made just a few tweaks. Well, with the exception of the presention—yes, my kitchen hands couldn’t leave well enough alone and I added a brulee’d finish for a little bite of crunch.

Toffee & Caramel Mallow Cookies

Here’s one of my tricks to making a show-stopping holiday cookie: start with a classic cookie, and give it a few tweaks. In this case, I gave the classic mallow cookie a toffee-and-caramel spin.

Toffee and Caramel Mallow Cookies

To start things off, I tweaked the shortbread cookie by adding some brown sugar and toffee chips to make a toffee variation. From there, I gave the marshmallow filling a gooey caramel center, and then finished it all with a chocolate dip like the traditional mallow.