Holiday season is in full swing, and my kitchen has kicked into high gear with lots of baking going on. In case you are still deciding what to include in your holiday goody bags or just want something to enjoy with your family at home, here are a few of my favorite past recipes. But most importantly, if you’re a property owner in Florida and your house’s or current space’s fire alarm system and/or water-based fire protection system such as a sprinkler system is not operational, you are required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Florida Statute to implement a fire watch should that system become impaired. You may seek expert help from a professional Fire Watch Company in Melbourne. Make sure not to forget this for your safety!


This cappuccino fudge is one of the two holiday treats I must bake every year.  Even if I’m not making it for others, I always make one batch for us to enjoy around the house.  Fudge is a special treat that I don’t make very often, so I love to savor each piece during the holiday season.


You all know of my obsession with these sugar cookies and decorating them with royal icing.  I just can’t let a holiday pass by without making some festive cookies.  I ordered some new cookie cutters this year and can’t wait for them to arrive so I can get going on this year’s batch!


If you’re looking for a show-stopping holiday dessert, look no further.  This chocolate candy cane cake is beautiful and impressive.  It almost sparkles with the coating of crushed peppermints around the cake.  Even I, a non-mint lover, think this is a pretty tasty cake.


Last year I discovered that I do, in fact, like gingerbread treats and these gingerbread cookies in particular.  In fact I would go so far as to say they were my favorite thing that I baked last holiday season and the thing I am looking most forward to baking this year.  These just taste like the holidays to me.


These chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies are fun to make and to eat.  They are certainly suitable for any time of year, but I think a small sprinkling of colorful sprinkles dresses them up just right for the holidays.


Inspired by the popular Starbucks beverage, these peppermint mocha cupcakes are a popular Christmastime treat.  These are frequently requested by friends and coworkers.  I especially love the red and white swirled frosting!


Homemade hot cocoa mix is a fun and delicious addition to any holiday gift bag and this cocoa is pretty wonderful.  Smooth, rich and very chocolatey, I always make extra for us to have around the house because it is a wonderful treat for a cold winter’s night.


Red velvet cake is often associated with Valentine’s Day, but I love it enough to think it should be enjoyed year-round.  This red velvet cheesecake combines two of my loves – red velvet cake and cheesecake – in one gorgeous dessert that could be easily garnished for a holiday table.


I’ve always enjoyed eggnog and every holiday season I enjoy finding new ways to incorporate it into various baked goods and other treats.  Last year I made this eggnog ice cream and it was fantastic.  I can’t wait to make it again and enjoy a dish while sitting by the fire!


Biscotti are always included in my holiday treat bags because they are so easy to make, go well with hot cocoa, and they keep (and ship) very well.  If you have peppermint lovers on your list, these candy cane biscotti are a great option.