Practical Gifts for Every Budget (Plus 5 Gift Wrapping Tips)

Practical Gifts for Every Budget (Plus 5 Gift Wrapping Tips)

We’re sharing some of our favorite practical gifts that people will actually use, starting at under $30. To wrap up the post, Laurie shares some tips for dressing up gifts without spending a ton of money. My wife won’t let me buy her jewelry (she rarely wears it anyway), but she does appreciate a gift…

Easy Christmas Cookies – One Dough, Three Different Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies – One Dough, Three Different Cookies

Skip the store bought cookies! These easy Christmas cookies let you turn one batch of dough into three different cookies – lemon-almond, chocolate-mint thumbprint, and chocolate freckle. Two of the recipes are sliced and one is rolled, making it easy to prep them for baking. (No cookie cutters needed!)  Pair them up with a glass…

Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël) – A Festive Holiday Treat

Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël) – A Festive Holiday Treat

The yule log cake, or Bûche de Noël, is one of the oldest types of cakes that’s still made. This yule log cake recipe has moist tender cake crumb, combined with lightly sweetened whipped cream filling and rich chocolate ganache “bark”. While the traditional cake pairs a chocolate sponge cake with cream filling, a quick…