Holiday Treats and Sweets

Whether you’re putting together a DIY gift basket for every one of your 24 aunts, uncles, cousins, and family pets, or planning a feast to ring in the new year in style, here are a few suggestions courtesy of Good. Food. Stories. to get your holiday headed in the right direction:

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning

salted caramel hot cocoa

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

sweet and salty chex mix

Sweet & Salty Chex Mix

five spice cayenne caramel corn, via

Chinese Five Spice and Cayenne Caramel Corn

spaghetti pie

Buddy the Elf's Spaghetti Pie

caramel sea salt sticky buns from The Messy Baker, via

Burnt Caramel and Sea Salt Sticky Buns

folding ingredients, waffles, clinton st. baking company

Cocoa Waffles

Sweets and Homemade Gifts

salted butter caramels

Easy 5-Ingredient Caramels

chocolate mint thumbprint cookies

Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies

spoon sweets, greece, dessert

Spoon Sweets

spiced nut recipes, thai cashews, smoky sweet almonds

Spicy Thai Cashews

apple cider jelly, via

Apple Cider Jelly

candy cane + caramelized white chocolate pretzels, via

Candy Cane-Coated Caramelized White Chocolate Pretzels

Festive Drinks


Baltimore Egg Nogg

hot mulled cider

Hot Mulled Cider

spiced cranberry and bourbon cocktail, via

Spiced Cranberry and Bourbon Cocktail

chartreuse and champagne cocktail, via

Say, What's in This Drink?

apple-sage-ginger cocktail, via

Apple Sage Cooler

porter beer cocktail

The Good Cheer

For the Holiday Meal

lentil and sunchoke salad

Warm Lentil Salad with Jerusalem Artichokes

caesar salad dressing

Caesar Salad

good luck kielbasa and sauerkraut for New Year's, via

Pork and Sauerkraut for the New Year

French leek and onion soup, via

French Leek and Onion Soup

broiled spinach with parmesan

Broiled Spinach with Parmesan and Cayenne


Winter Greens and Mushrooms

cranberry white chocolate cheesecake

Citrus-White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake

maple gingerbread ice cream sandwiches

Maple-Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

lemon champagne cake

Lemon Champagne Cake