The Best Baking Tips We've Ever Published

It's time to polish that Best Baker on the Block trophy, because these no-fail tips will take your baking to the next level.

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Bloody Mary Recipes

Whip up an amazing Bloody Mary recipe from our wide selection of beverages featuring variations made with vodka, tequila, and even beer. Plus, we throw in ideas for unique drink garnishes, along with our best tips for hosting a cocktail party. Cheers!

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All-Time Favorite Christmas Cookies

It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookie recipes, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread recipes. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!

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60-Minute (and Under) Dinner Rolls

One of the most time-consuming parts of any holiday meal: making the dinner rolls. With the time it takes to prepare the dough, wait for it to rise, and bake, traditional dinner roll recipes can be an all-day affair! Making dinner rolls doesn't have to take all day, though. Whether you make them from scratch or start with a little extra help, you can make delicious dinner rolls in just one hour. So, make preparing your holiday dinner a little easier with these eight quick dinner roll recipes that are all ready in 60 minutes or less!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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The Icing on the Cake

Decorating a cake can be as simple as swirling creamy frosting over its layers.

For the best results, take these steps to make your finished product a work of art:

Step 1.

1. To help frosting spread more smoothly, get rid of loose crumbs with a pastry brush.

Step 2.

2. Spreading a thin coating of frosting on the sides helps seal in any crumbs, allowing for a smoother overall look.

Step 3.

3. Use smooth, up-and-down strokes to decoratively swirl the frosting.

4. Place a second cake layer, top side up, on top of the frosted layer. Spread a thin coating of frosting on the sides of the cake to sea in any crumbs. Let stand 15 minutes.

5. Add a thicker coating of frosting to sides of the cake. Then frost the sides again, swirling and building up the top edge of the frosting about 1/4 inch above the cake.

6. Let the cake stand -- if time allows -- for about an hour before you slice it to let the frosting set up.


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