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5 Holiday Vacation Packages For a Festive Winter Break

5 Holiday Vacation Packages For a Festive Winter Break

Holiday hotel packages are popping up everywhere, crowding inboxes and social media feeds, making it harder to weed through and pick the right one for you. So we did some digging and put together a list of our five most exciting, festive or romantic packages for your December travels.

Photo Courtesy of The Beverly Hilton

Presidential Package at The Beverly Hilton

You know how at one time or another you’ve uttered the words, “If I were President, I’d…”? Well it just so happens that The Beverly Hilton wants to help you finish that statement. Hosting presidents and diplomats since 1955, the hotel is offering a Presidential Holiday package that is quite fitting of its storied past. After arriving at LAX, your private police motorcade will escort you to the property in a luxury SUV stocked with holiday goodies. Serving as the accommodation for many presidents, including John F. Kennedy, the famed presidential suite will be your home for the holidays. The three-bedroom 1,870-square-foot suite will be decorated in White House-inspired holiday trimmings including a lush evergreen tree, sparkling lights and a selection of holiday music. The three-night package starts at $45,000 and is available from December 1-28, 2013 and further includes:

  • Family portrait session with famed celebrity photographer, John Russo
  • Private gingerbread making class with the hotel’s renowned pastry chef, Thomas Henzi
  • On-call private SUV and personalized shopping concierge including complimentary gift wrapping services
  • Full service, daily breakfast buffet at Circa 55 Restaurant and Santa’s milk and cookies served each night
  • Bottle of Moët & Chandon 2004 Grand Vintage Brut Champagne, the same champagne enjoyed by celebrities and dignitaries during the 2013 Golden Globes®
  • Personalized stockings for each family member

Photo Courtesy of Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Christmas at "Land's End" in Portugal

This year, why don’t you give yourself a break from cooking duties and let the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in Portugal create your holiday meals. On Christmas Eve, the hotel will be hosting dinner for families that will feature a festive children’s menu and a designated children’s area to keep them entertained while parents sip on cocktails and enjoy a relaxing evening. The next morning, wake up to a full Christmas Day brunch buffet either at the restaurant or in your residence with their takeaway service. Turkey, all the trimmings, Christmas crackers, special napkins and a bottle of Portuguese sparkling wine will all be included in the service. The property is a great place for families with a wealth of amenities like dolphin watching, bike tours, yoga lessons, tennis, the Kids Club and spa services. Prices start at approximately $151 per night/adult for a seven night stay with Christmas dinner and brunch included.

Photo Courtesy of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Christmas Break in the U.K.

If Love Actually is any indication of what a holiday in the U.K. would feel like — snow-covered streets, lobsters in Nativity scenes, Brits singing carols, and Hugh Grant (swoon) — then we'll be the first to sign up for this Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa package. Life is always like the movies, right? The Christmas Break offer starts on December 24 with an afternoon tea at 3 p.m. followed by a Champagne reception at 7 p.m. where a local parish choir will serenade the room with carols. And after a festive dinner, guests can opt to go to a Midnight Mass at Colerne Parish Church and return for hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies.

On December 25, a traditional English breakfast starts off the day and leads into Father Christmas’ arrival by Victorian horse drawn carriage as he delivers presents to families. Throughout the day, a luncheon with harpist, speech from Her Majesty the Queen and a buffet supper will take place. Similar to the previous day’s events, the following day includes most of the same itinerary plus a black tie dinner and dancing. Rates are based upon accommodation preferences and range from around $1,401 to $2,960 per room/night, a three night minimum is required. Here’s to hoping Hugh Grant shows up on your doorstep.

Photo Courtesy of Resorts West

Park City Holiday Memories Ski Package

Resorts West properties has partnered with the iconic toy store FAO Schwarz for a snowy Park City, Utah family-centric Holiday Memories Ski Package. Imagine the excitement on your child’s face when they get to open their (age-appropriate) holiday gifts from FAO Schwarz while you congratulate yourself for being the best parent ever. Prior to arrival, the toys will be shipped, packaged, wrapped and formed into magical, winter-wonderland displays at your personal chalet. Making things even easier, the resort will ship the presents back to the U.S. for you. As a ski-hotel, families can also enjoy world-class slopes at any of the brand’s three mountainside resorts. Available from December 4-31, the seven night package includes seven-night accommodations in a five-bedroom private home. The properties also include gourmet kitchens, game rooms, hotel-like services and amenities, ski-in/ski-out access and fitness rooms. The package starts at $40,000 plus taxes and fees.

Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Prague Christmas Markets

While the holidays generally mean family get-togethers, there are some that may want to escape with their significant other and enjoy an intimate vacation away from annoying Uncle Lester (we all have one). The Prague Christmas Markets package at The Four Seasons Hotel sounds ideal for couples who are looking for a more private option. Starting off the romantic vacation, you and your partner will get to ride on a horse-drawn carriage through the snow-covered streets to Old Town Square Market while enjoying roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. And if the weather isn’t pleasant, you can opt for a ride in the hotel’s Mercedes-Benz S-Class instead.

Spend a day shopping at the Christmas markets to browse for unique gifts for your family and maybe even throw in a couple for yourself, go ahead, the jolly man in red said it’d be okay. Along with a Christmas keepsake, guests can warm up with a complimentary afternoon coffee or tea and special holiday cupcakes. Known for their top-notch activities and amenities, the rest of your time can be easily be spent enjoying a couple’s spa treatment or dining at the modern Italian restaurant CottoCrudo. The package starts at around $400 based on room choice and a minimum two-night stay is required.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.


10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break

Whether you’re taking time off from work for the holidays, you’re home from school for Winter Break, or you’re just enjoying some special quality time with your kids around Christmas, the best way to bond is with one of these 10 Super Easy Desserts for Winter Break. My grandma and I always made our best memories in the kitchen (usually making some kind of dessert.)

These recipes are as delicious as they are Christmas-y, and believe me, there are some really Christmas-y desserts here. You can even give some of them as edible gifts this holiday season. Just one batch of some Santa cupcakes, eggnog cake, or homemade gingerbread marshmallow fluff, and your whole house will smell like Christmas!

Santa Cupcakes

Take your cupcake game to the next level with this super simple recipe for Santa Cupcakes. Just make sure you don’t eat all of the marshmallows before you make the beard like I’m sure I would do. For Christmas parties, festive occasions, or just because, these cupcakes will have you feeling in the Christmas mood.

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without these Festive Gingerbread Cookies. Shape them into snowflakes or snow men or gingerbread men (duh.) These are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth while you’re on winter break while still getting a little bit of Christmas cheer into your diet. I like to dip these in my coffee!

Eggnog Cake

What’s better than cake? Eggnog Cake! That’s what. Break out your bundt pans this Winter Break, and you’ll have a tasty, holiday-flavor-filled dessert before you know it. My favorite thing about this recipe is that glaze on top. It takes a lot of self control on my part for me to not just eat it with a spoon!

Peppermint Mocha Donuts

I can’t honestly remember the last time I turned down a donut. This recipe for Peppermint Mocha Donuts is the best way to get into the Christmas spirit. These are a great way to use up those candy canes (that have been lying on the kitchen counter for way too long.) You should probably go ahead and make a double batch.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Do the holidays have you stressed? Working ahead for the holidays or cramming for finals? Reward yourself for all your hard work this Christmas season with these Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. They’re super simple, and they’re the perfect way to get your kids in the kitchen, cooking with you.

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge

Of all the desserts for Winter Break that you could make, this recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cookie Fudge really stands out. Ripped straight from the pages of the recipe book of Mrs. Claus herself, this recipe is practically Christmas in fudge form. If I were you, I’d made a little bit extra for myself.

Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

Feeling frosty? Warm up with these Frosty the Snowman Pretzels! These sweet and salty treats are one of my favorite snacks to make during the holidays. And the best part is that they only require five simple ingredients. Channel your inner child as you’re decorating this no-bake dessert recipe, and you’ll have a grand old time.

Mason Jar Monster Cookies

For the mason jar lover in your life (we all know one), these Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect gift. They’re super simple to throw together, and they’re a great way to give a delicious edible gift without doing any of the baking yourself. Just throw the ingredients in the jar, add the instructions to the card, and tie it to the outside of the jar. You’ll never have to worry about it going bad!

Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

Yeah, you read that right. This homemade Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff is the perfect thing to make for that friend who likes sugar a little bit too much. This amazing treat with a holiday twist is great to use as a topping for Christmas cookies or warm cupcakes. But let’s be honest here: you’re probably just going to eat it with a spoon.

Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake

And last but not least, we have this Ugly Sweater Eggnog Cake. What would the holidays be without an ugly sweater (besides cold)? If you’re already wearing your ugly Christmas sweater, or you’ve been wearing it since June like me, this eggnog-infused cake is the only way to take your Christmas cheer to the next level.