This Christmas, give your beloved friends and family a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that'll keep on giving in the months to come: made-from-scratch vanilla extract. This recipe, which calls for only two ingredients and less than five minutes of prep, isn't just functional — it's also pretty and long-lasting. Watch the video to find out how to prolong the life of your homemade vanilla extract and how to package it as a beautiful gift for the holidays.
Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
Not only are homemade gifts — particularly the edible kind — a thoughtful way to show loved ones you care, but they're also often budget-friendly. The downside: many require a large time investment. But not these three fast and easy edible gift ideas! Watch the video to get inspired.
Los Angeles natives know that Casa Vega is the place to get your Mexican comfort-food fix. Particularly popular is its signature dish, tamales. As owner Christina Vega explains, unwrapping one of these hearty, tender, corn-based delights is like unwrapping a present for your dinner plate. Watch the video to see how she makes them, then print out the recipe.
If you grew up with McDonald's deep-fried apple pies, you know that their current baked iteration, while still tasty, barely holds a candle to their crisp, flaky-crusted progenitors. But don't fret; while they're no longer available in most restaurant locations, we've come up with our own take on this irresistible treat. Or, see if you can track one down at one of a handful of franchises that still make the good stuff. Watch the video to see how they're made, then print out the recipe.
'Tis the season to stuff your face and fill your cup, so we're here to offer you the best gift picks for your food-loving friends and family. Keep watching to see the hottest host(ess) gifts of the season, then get shopping.
Chef Eric Greenspan is back with another must-try cross-cultural mashup of a recipe: pancake lasagna. What's that, you ask? Watch the video to get the details and ogle its many layers of breakfast delights, but we'll give you a hint: it involves pancakes, bacon, maple-bacon béchamel, and so, so much more. Trust us here, this is one start to the morning that's so wrong, it's absolutely right. Print out the insanely decadent recipe.
Sarah Carey, editor in chief of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart, shares the recipe for a fruit- and nut-filled biscotti that's good enough to eat morning, noon, or night. Want more Martha? Download the December issue of Everyday Food for free, and then be sure to print out the biscotti recipe for keeps.