Events · Holidays

The Daily Soirée’s Christmas Playlist

This weekend is cookie baking weekend, and if you’ve been following our #12CookiesofChristmas posts, you know we will literally be baking all weekend long. You can’t spend that much time making Christmas cookies without an amazing Christmas playlist. Over the years we’ve accumulated quite a few Christmas CDs, but below we’ve narrowed it down to… Continue reading The Daily Soirée’s Christmas Playlist

Cookies · Food

Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to turn a classic cookie into a Christmas favorite. If you’re a peanut butter & chocolate lover then you’ll love our Christmas twist on the classic peanut butter blossom. To start out, we make our peanut butter blossoms about a third the size of regular peanut butter blossoms by using… Continue reading Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

Gifts · Shopping · Tips · Travel

Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

We’re back with our #HolidayGiftGuide series with tons of gift ideas for the World Traveler! My recent trip to Italy along with a lot of work trips has had me racking up the frequent flyer miles and trying to find all sorts of gear and gadgets to make things go smoothly. Below you’ll find my… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide: The World Traveler

Cookies · Food

German Christmas Cookies: Spritz

Happy St. Nicholas Day! Since our St. Nicholas Day traditions come from Germany, I thought I’d share the recipe for another family tradition that comes from Germany, making spritz cookies! Spritz, or Spritzgebäck in German, comes from the German word spritzen which means to squirt. Like pizzelles, you’ll also need a bit of equipment to make these… Continue reading German Christmas Cookies: Spritz

Events · Holidays

Christmas Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

While for most people the Christmas season begins either on December 1st or the first day of advent, for me, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas until St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. Depending on where you grew up, you may have never heard St. Nicholas Day which honors the saint that inspired Santa Claus, but we were… Continue reading Christmas Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

Gifts · Shopping

Holiday Gift Guide: The Baker

With only 20 more shopping days until Christmas, I’m starting to feel the pressure to check off all the names on my list. I take present buying very seriously and can easily spend hours searching for the prefect present for someone. With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide: The Baker

Cookies · Food

Italian Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles

Pizzelles are anise flavored Italian wafer cookies that are made for special occasions and holidays like weddings, Easter, and of course Christmas! They also happen to be the oldest known cookie and so it’s no surprise that there are similar cookies throughout Europe such as Swiss Bratseli and Norwegian Krumkakes. Unlike most cookies, pizzelles actually… Continue reading Italian Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles

Cookies · Food

12 Cookies of Christmas: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Now that it’s December 1st, it’s officially okay to crank up the Christmas music and turn on those classic Christmas movies (or Hallmark Christmas movies, we won’t judge). It’s also time to start thinking about what Christmas cookies you’ll be making this year. Christmas cookies are a BIG deal in our family. We make 12… Continue reading 12 Cookies of Christmas: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies