Explore this collection of Creative Christmas Desserts that will dazzle your holiday table. From festive cakes to unique cookies, these fun desserts are sure to spread cheer!
I can’t wait to dive into some holiday baking! I’ve whipped up a few things already, but there’s a whole bunch more on my to-bake list for the next couple of weeks. Check out this collection – it’s packed with ideas to spark some holiday magic in your kitchen!
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 146
Hey everyone, just gotta say, I’m a huge fan of Julia Child and her incredible range of recipes. What I admire most about her is that she never sweated the small stuff, especially failure. She just went for it in the kitchen and served up whatever she made with confidence. Absolutely unflappable!
So, to all the newbie bakers out there feeling a bit nervous – just give it a go! Remember, it’s all about trying. And hey, here’s an awesome quote from Julia herself:
“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
This weekend, I’m going to bake a jelly roll cake. I’ve been wanting to make a Yule Log, and I’m finally going for it!
Personal Note from Janine
Our holiday shopping is nearly wrapped up. How about you? Are you getting into the holiday swing of things?
I’ll be pretty tied up in the kitchen from now until Christmas. Oh, the memories of making cookies as a kid! Imagine a kitchen full of five kids, each elbow-deep in sugar cookie dough. Mom was a champ, never sweating the mess.
Can’t wait to bake with my daughter once she’s back from college. She’s probably got a whole list of treats she wants to try baking.
In today’s Saturday Chitchat, I’m throwing in a couple of my tasty Christmas dessert ideas.
Also, a little teaser for you – I’ve got a project in the works that I’ll share a sneak peel below.
So, why don’t you grab a cup of something warm, kick back, and let’s dive into some holiday chitchat!
This Week’s Inspiration – Creative Christmas Desserts Ideas
This delightful Crinkle Cake with Phyllo Dough is a simple culinary masterpiece that’s all the rage in the baking community. Experience this delicious dessert, a blend of crispy, flaky layers of phyllo dough with the sweet, indulgent flavors of crinkle cake, creating a dessert that’s not just delicious but also creamy with an egg custard.
Happy Holidays! Take a look at these Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies to get a taste of Christmas this year at the Waite’s! Bake a chewy, sweet yet salty, delicious dessert to enjoy during the cold days of Winter or any time of the year.
Easy to create, special to serve, and just the right amount of sweetness to your liking. This recipe is for all of those chocolate-loving, dessert craving kinds of people out there.
This delicious Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a fabulous treat any time of the year. It’s our family’s comfort food when it comes to desserts.
This is seriously The Best Chocolate Cake! I know many people claim to have the best cake, but you have to believe me that this is a super moist cake. Also, it has another name, Chocolate Beet Cake. It has a whole can of cooked beets in this dessert. Yup, you heard correctly, there are red beets in this delicious cake.
Here is an easy Chocolate Puff Pastry recipe that takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish. This is like all the TikTok recipes but with a nice twist! There are only five ingredients that combine effortlessly to create a delicious gourmet-tasting chocolate pastry dessert.
Boutique of the Week – Festive Christmas Stockings
The holiday season is upon us, and nothing captures the holidays like Festive Christmas Stockings hanging by the fireplace.
In this blog post, we will delve into the history of Christmas stockings, explore creative ways to decorate them and share some delightful ideas for stocking stuffers.
My Favorite Things – More Christmas Desserts from My Friends!
I’ve been eyeing these super cute Christmas tree toppers for ages! Seriously, they are the most adorable cupcake toppers I’ve ever seen!
You’ve got to see my friend Leslie’s baking tutorial – it’s a game-changer!
KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms is always whipping up the coolest projects. I tried my hand at this cake too, but guess what? She’s got a little trick up her sleeve – her version is way simpler than mine!
I’m totally smitten with this adorable charcuterie board from my buddy Eden. She’s got a treasure trove of awesome recipes on her blog. You’ve got to check out her holiday recipe collection – it’s a must-see!
Oh my goodness, these are the cutest cookies! It’s so original, looks scrumptious, and perfect for the holidays!
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Here’s my quick and easy Strawberry Mochi Recipe that uses sweet rice flour and fresh strawberries. Pop the mochiko batter in the microwave to make the perfect mochi, and wrap the layer around a strawberry. Yes, it’s that easy to make. There is no bean mixture or ice cream, making it a simpler recipe.
Mochi is one of my favorite desserts; adding fresh strawberries creates a different dessert. You can add the sweet red bean filling if you want, but this recipe is fine without it.
Here is a Meringue Tower Cake (Christmas Tree) for your holiday season. So take time off of Christmas shopping and bake this six-layered cake for your family. It is a sweet dessert with a slight crunch that fluffs once in your mouth. Simple to create, easy to put together, and delicious to taste! Add this recipe to the list if you want a light treat to enjoy this Christmas.
This Apple Blueberry Pie Recipe with caramel sauce offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, making it a hit among dessert lovers. The surprise caramel adds a unique touch that elevates the traditional apple blueberry pie to a more indulgent and unforgettable treat.
Let’s learn How to Make Cookie Bowls out of my chocolate chip cookie recipe. These edible cookie bowls are a fun and yummy way to enjoy cookies. Plus, you can fill them with anything sweet you’re craving – ice cream, pudding, you name it! It’s a double treat in one dessert!
A Christmas Cookie Charcuterie Board is always a welcome treat during the holidays! Add homemade cookies and store-bought cookies along with sweet gourmet treats. Learn how to make this easy Christmas charcuterie board dessert.
An Edible Holiday Wreath made out of sugar cookies makes a wonderful treat or gift! I’ve always wanted to create a wreath made out of cookies but needed to devise a way to attach the cookies.
Finally, after watching The Great British Baking Show, I got the courage to tackle this project. And you’re in luck since today I’m sharing my tutorial with you!
This Week’s Tip – Cool Oven Cleaner
EASY OVEN CLEANER
Have you heard how baking soda and boiling water will magically clean a oven glass door?
It’s trending on Instagram. And of course, I had to give it try.
So, here’s how you clean the glass on the inside of your oven door. Cover the whole glass with baking soda then add some boiling water to cover the baking soda.
I made a paste with the water and baking soda mixture.
Then let it sit for about 40 minutes.
Once it’s soaked in, take some tin foil and ball it up and begin scrubbing the glass.
I thought the tin foil was going to scrape the glass, so I did a little test spot. Once I saw it didn’t scrat the glass, I cleaned the all the glass.
If you look at the photo, the bottom portion is the part I tested and it came out so clean!
Give it a try and do a little spot test and see how it works.
Latest Obsession – A Sneak Peek Recipe
I’m obsessed with this fun viral recipe. So, I’m sharing this cute snowman over on my Instagram account. And I thought I would share the basic recipe for the cheese dip.
- 24 ounces of Cream Cheese (room temp)
- 3 tbs Parmesan Cheese
- 2 tbs Mozarella Cheese
- 2 tbs Granulated California Garlic (Costco Brand that is pure garlic without salt)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- a Carrot
- Pretzel Sticks
- Provolone Cheese Slice for mittens
Add all the ingredients together and form three balls, one big one, and one slighly smaller one, and finally a small one for the head.
Roll in paremesean cheese and place the largest ball on a plate, followed by the slightly smaller cheese ball. Then top with the smallest one. Decorate the face with the peppercorns as the eyes and mouth. Place a small piece of carrot for the nose.
Place pretzels for the arms and a cut out cheese mitten and hat.
Serve and eat immediately. The cheese will collapse after a bit, so don’t make this too much before serviing.
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Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a fantastic weekend and all the best as you start your holiday shopping and baking! It’s been great spending this beautiful Saturday with you!