Cranberry-Citrus & Coconut Cake

In case you are tasked with dessert this holiday, here is an easy punched-up bundt cake that taste as good as it looks. It’s hard to go wrong when you have the bright flavors of cranberries and citrus set against coconut. You know me, I love pitting tart against sweetness. Take that pairing and mix into a cake crumb, pour into a bundt pan, bake and finish with a citrus drizzle and some sparkly cranberries. Done.


If for some reason you have any left over cake, pass the apron onto the person who came empty handed and put them to work for breakfast— this makes a killer French toast. The cake has a hardy crumb that holds up well.

Baking Basics: How to make sugared cranberries

It’s been a while since I did a baking basic, but here’s a super easy one for your holiday desserts: sugared cranberries.

Sugared Cranberries

Simple in design, these sparkling cranberries are festive and will quickly dress up any recipe.

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

For those of you don’t know me, I’m going to tell you I have all these weird rules and traditions. One of them being peppermint candy to mark Christmas baking. No peppermint candy until Nov. 1 st. This year I’m so late, I didn’t buy my first bag until just last week.  But I’m here with a peppermint crinkle cookie that’s soft and gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Now if you are a long time reader than you know this is a repeat from two years ago.