Here’s my favorite gingerbread cookies recipe. Soft in the centers, crisp on the edges, and with a perfect marriage of molasses and winter spices. This brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness won’t last long on your festive table. And did I say that I made everything vegan too? Can you believe it? They taste exactly like the traditional ones we used to made when I was younger. Your taste buds and the animals will thank you.
This hot spiced cider recipe is one I learned from my mom, who would make it every year around Hanukkah. We would have friends and family over, light the Hanukkah candles, and enjoy a hot (and usually slightly alcoholic) glass of cider. Although this year will probably be different, I know that wherever I end up celebrating the holidays, I will be making this cider and feeling like I’m back home.