When I saw a lady from a local cake shop demonstrate how to make edible shot glasses on the local morning show, I knew I had to try them. We're not big drinkers, but the mold works great as an edible serving cup, too. Fill a cookie shot glass with eggnog, ice cream or pudding. Make finger gelatin in a gelatin cup. Sprinkle some nutmeg on an eggnog whip cream filled gingerbread cup. The only limit is your imagination! (Click here to purchases the shot glass mold that I use.)
These sweet little nut filled pastries are another recipe that my mom used to make for the holidays. My uncle Joe called them Hungarian nut rolls. They are made with a yeast dough, but the method is a little different than other dough I've worked with in the past. The keys to success are keeping everything cold (the dough gets sticky when it gets warm) and working gently with the dough. Blend only until mixed, bake only until lightly browned.
I had a vision. When I started brainstorming about this post, I thought, “What would make a better Thanksgiving dessert than combining some of my favorite flavors into a cranberry walnut pie?”