8 Food Blog Links We Love

December 12, 2014

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.

Still frantically trying to figure out how you're going to find perfect gifts for all the people on your list? Don't worry -- homemade treats are here to save you. Peppermint sugar cookies, saffron knots, and cranberry-buckwheat loaves are just some of the giftable recipes we've rounded up for you this week. What's that cranberry-pine cocktail doing here? Oh, that one is a gift to you. Read these links, then get cooking!

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies  Chocolate-Covered PretzelsMuddy Buddy Pie  Saffron Knots

  • Forget plain sugar cookies: Give out these candy-cane versions this year instead. (Dessert for Two.)
  • Stuff pretzels with caramel and coconut, then cover them all in chocolate. Repeat. (Half Baked Harvest.)

  • Remember muddy buddies (a.k.a. puppy chow)? Now you can have them in pie form. (Crepes of Wrath.)

Buckwheat Squash Loaf  Cranberry-Pine MocktailSpiced Pecan Linzer Cookies  Lime Meltaways

  • Make Alice Medrich's buckwheat-squash loaf with cranberries for all of your gluten-intolerant friends. (The Wednesday Chef.)
  • Mix up this cranberry-pine mocktail for a festive drink. (Spike as you wish.) (The Merrythought.)
  • Add a little oomph to linzer cookies with some pecans and ground clove. (Southern Soufflé.)

  • Got vegan and gluten-free friends? These lime meltaways are a delicious option. (Heather Christo.)

Photos on top by (clockwise) Dessert for TwoHalf Baked Harvest, My Blue & White KitchenCrepes of Wrath

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Photos on bottom by (clockwise) The Wednesday Chef, The Merrythought, Heather ChristoSouthern Soufflé

Which food blogs inspired you this week? Tell us in the comments!

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Erika C. December 15, 2014
Thank you so very much for including me in this line up. I LOVE those candy cane sugar cookies.
Marcin W. December 15, 2014
I love visiting Jordana Banana Bakes. Always find something yummy there.
Assonta W. December 13, 2014
The Flying Kitchen! It's a blog by a military wife for military wives~like me!!
Sini |. December 13, 2014
Thanks for the link love! It's St. Lucia's Day today so why don't we all bake a batch of saffron knots?