baking spices
Food & Wine

The Holiday Baking Spices

The Holiday season is in full swing. Pies, cakes, cookies, and all the rest of the sweet treats you will be baking and enjoying during the Holidays are going to have special flavors that come from unique and necessary baking spices. Being from Sri Lankan Heritage, spices such as whole cloves and cardamom pods were a part of my everyday meals,…

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Recipes, Videos

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice (Video)

As you begin to look for recipes on pumpkin pies and other holiday desserts for your Thanksgiving table this year, you will notice that Pumpkin Pie Spice is called for a lot. Pumpkin pie spice is readily available at your local supermarket, however, this mixture of warm, aromatic spices is even better homemade. And so simple to create! All it…

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Hot Toddy Ritzy Mom
Food & Wine

Cozy & Comforting Cold Weather Cocktails For All 12 Days of Christmas

‘Tis the time for cardigans, holiday cheer, and cozy cocktails! There is nothing like coming in from the bitter cold to the inviting warmth of your home and a hot drink to wrap your frozen fingers around. Even better when that comforting concoction is spiked! Here’s a list of the 12 coziest and most cheerful cocktails of them all to get you through all 12…

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crinkle ginger cookie
Recipes

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies: Crinkle & Traditional Styles

The air is chilly, and inside, our fireplace has it’s first blaze of the season. It feels like the Holidays are nearing. That means Holiday Cookie Time begins now! Yes, it gets a title of it’s own. Holiday Cookie Time is that important! But you all know that! Saturdays are my bake days. Grant asked, more like pleaded, for soft…

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apple spiced cupcakes
Food & Wine, Recipes

Apple Spiced Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Autumn in our household means baking with all of the seasonal stars like Apples and warm spices. Today Bea, Tilly, and I created these special apple cupcakes spiced with loving dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and cardamom. The result of our team effort was a delicate, soft, fluffy cake dotted with fresh diced apples and a lingering warmth of spice. We decorated our scrumptious…

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