Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pots de Creme | thekitchenmccabe.com

It seems that peppermint has such a small window of time to make it’s appearance each year. While mint is around all year long, peppermint gets, well, December. So I figure I’d better make the most of it. [Read More…]

Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars


Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars | thekitchenmccabe.com

I wasn’t actually planning on posting these bars. I just happened to make them one night because I was desperately in need of some sort of baked good loaded with chocolate chips. But they were SO good. I thought they should be called problem bars because I COULD NOT stop eating them. [Read More…]

Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake | thekitchenmccabe.com

Peppermint and chocolate is the perfect flavor combination for the Christmas season. I’ll peppermint anything I can, even if it’s not chocolate, as is probably obvious by now(see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).

Yep. Love me some mint chocolate. [Read More…]

Coconut-laced Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Coconut-laced Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies | thekitchenmccabe.com

I just had the odd realization that I have never made a thumbprint cookie in my life until this last month.

Huh. [Read More…]

Peppermint Meringue Kisses

Peppermint Meringue Kisses | thekitchenmccabe.com

These little meringue kisses are so versatile. They make cute, delicate cookies by themselves as well as a stunning, whimsical garnish for things like cakes and puddings, etc. I originally made these because I wanted to top several chocolate peppermint cakes with them. My dad needed me to cater a Christmas dinner for the Utah Festival Opera, and found these little meringues, along with the inspiration for the peppermint cakes in this months issue of Southern Living. [Read More…]

Peppermint Meltaway Icebox Cookies

Peppermint Meltaway Icebox Cookies | thekitchenmccabe.com

Since we’re doing the Christmas cookie thing, I felt an icebox cookie recipe was essential. There’s something about slicing cookies, rather than rolling each individual one that is so load-lifting. Not that cookie making is a burden. I would never say that about such sweet things. But it does simplify things and we all need that this time of year. [Read More…]

Cranberry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars

Cranberry Cheesecake Shortbread Crumble Bars | thekitchenmccabe.com

I hope you’re including bars in your Christmas baking this year ;) Because cookies are great, but you’ve got to mix it up a little, you know? [Read More…]

Chocolate Dipped Italian Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Italian Butter Cookies | thekitchenmccabe.com

I used to love getting a tin of shortbread cookies from…well, someone each Christmas when I was growing up. There were always the traditional printed shortbread cookies and the sugar crystal-crusted ones. But is seems like there were also crisp, swirly, butter cookies that looked oh-so elegant with their golden ridges. [Read More…]

Chocolate Cherry Meltaway Thumbprint Cookies

 Super soft, meltaway chocolate shortbread cookies are filled with cherry pie filling and drizzled with white chocolate for one of the best cookies I have ever, EVER had.

Chocolate Cherry Meltaway Thumbrint Cookies 1

Cookie baking season is ON. I couldn’t even wait to get started this year, for some reason.
I started baking Christmas cookies about 3 weeks ago. I’m thinking it’s a pregnancy craving which, for me, is odd. I usually crave liquids. With #1 I drank copious amounts of Sunny D. With #2 I managed to bust through a 1/2 gallon of milk a day. With #3 it was Brazilian Limeade. Yeah. Hello sugar overload!

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Caramelized Onion Cranberry Swiss Tartlets

These little puff pastry tartlets make a perfect Holiday appetizer. Warm, flaky puffed pastry is filled with caramelized onions, fresh cranberries, tarragon, and a gorgeous, melty, Swiss style cheese called Appendaam.

Caramelized Onion Cranberry Swiss Tartlets | thekitchenmccabe.com

It’s Here! December 1st. Happy December to every one of you. I don’t think that there is a month I look forward to all year more than December. And boy, have I been prepping for it. Just wait until you see all of the holiday recipes I have coming your way.

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Perfect Browned Butter Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes – no gravy needed!

Perfect Browned Butter Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes - no gravy needed! | thekitchenmccabe.com

I know that Thanksgiving is almost knocking at the door, but I couldn’t let the holiday go by without sharing one of my favorite dishes of all time with you. In between moving, not having internet, and not having time to get anything up on the blog, this site has been pretty quiet. Forgive me? I almost thought I’d just let Thanksgiving pass and start into Christmas next week.  But if you are still working on your Thanksgiving menu, or want to really perfect your mashed potatoes(because lets be honest, does Thanksgiving even exist without mashed potatoes?), you need this recipe. [Read More…]

Fried Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Hand Pies

Fried Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Hand Pies

These may look a little bit similar to something I posted last week. But, when you’ve got a good thing going…well…it may show up again in other ways. [Read More…]