Christmas is a memory-filled, festive time of year and often very hectic! The decorations, the shopping and the get-togethers can make planning and doing everything seem just a bit stressful and not as joyful as it should be.
Let Betty Crocker grant your Christmas wish for a smoother holiday season. Set the scene for success with Betty’s holiday survival tips and countdown calendar. Find inspiration in the delicious recipes and heartwarming ideas so you can glide through the season like Santa’s sleigh.
Ginger is one of the hallmark flavors of the season. If you’ve never tried crystallized ginger you’re in for a real treat. Crystallized ginger is fresh gingerroot cooked in a sugar syrup and coated with sugar – look for it in the spice section of your supermarket or in gourmet food shops. Fresh currants and fresh bay leaves make splendid seasonal garnishes on top of this cake!
Start with white cake mix and some red food coloring and you end up with a white-and-red-swirled cake that’s perfect for your next potluck. This cake transports very well, just don’t forget to pack a knife and spatula for serving. To expand on the candy cane theme, fill the open center of the cake with wrapped striped mint candies.
This delicious whipped treat made with marshmallows is sure to wow at your next holiday gathering. Perfectly pink and peppermint-y and completed with a cookie-crumb piecrust, this may become a new family favorite. Serve with a garnish of mini candy canes to complete the look, or drink it down with a fresh glass of milk!
- Recipe from The Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook; reprinted with permission from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. © 2010