Gingerbread Cheesecake

If you’re looking for a Christmas cheesecake to serve for the holidays, make this Gingerbread Cheesecake, complete with a gingersnap crust and a spiced molasses cheesecake filling.

Gingerbread Cheesecake for Christmas baking

This year I’ve been more obsessed with gingerbread than with peppermint. Usually when I walk into coffeehouses around Christmas, I almost always order peppermint mochas. Lately, it’s been all about gingerbread lattes. Last week I was craving gingerbread chocolate chip cookies, so I made this recipe from Baked By Rachel (and gave a dozen to a friend since I don’t have any self control). Then of course there are my gingerbread s’mores cookie bars and gingerbread popcorn I gobbled down. Next on my list was Gingerbread Cheesecake (because duh – cheesecake is always on my list). Usually I make my cheesecakes a little over the top, but this recipe is plain and simple; nothing fancy about it. Just a gingerbread cheesecake filling with a gingersnap cookie crust topped with whipped cream. Don’t confuse that with boring though as this cheesecake is packed full of flavor and is the perfect dessert to end your Christmas dinner or to bring to holiday office parties.

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Gingerbread Popcorn Snack Mix

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon popcorn snack to munch on or a festive Christmas popcorn to wrap up and give away, this Gingerbread Popcorn Snack Mix combines caramel popcorn with chocolate and molasses.

Gingerbread Popcorn Snack Mix for a festive Christmas popcorn

I have a big snacking problem. It usually happens at night while I’m watching TV. Probably because we are trained to associate television and movies with eating snacks like potato chips and popcorn. I mean, all you have to do is walk past a movie theater and take a deep breath (and it takes everything I have not to spend $6 on a tiny popcorn while I’m there). I try not to buy junk food for home because I can easily inhale a whole bag of potato chips. However, I do keep popcorn kernels on hand. I figured if I take the time and effort to make popcorn on the stove, then I earned my snack for the evening. Being that it’s a week away from Christmas, I was in the mood for gingerbread popcorn. And since I love throwing M&Ms and mini marshmallows into my popcorn (yes, even into buttered popcorn), I came up with this Gingerbread Popcorn Snack Mix: caramel-and-molasses coated popcorn drizzled with chocolate then tossed with Christmas M&Ms and mini marshmallows. Not only does it make a great snack to eat while watching Christmas movies (Elf and Home Alone are my favorites), you can wrap it up in holiday treat bags and give away to family and friends.

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Raisin Jam and Goat Cheese Crostini

Raisin Jam and Goat Cheese Crostini with pomegranate seeds and fresh basil

If you're looking for Christmas appetizer recipes, this Raisin Jam and Goat Cheese Crostini topped with pomegranate seeds and fresh basil is an easy holiday recipe with no sugar added. I was compensated by California Raisins via the Kitchen PLAY … [Continue reading]

Eggnog Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

Eggnog Filled Sugar Cookie Cups from scratch

If you're looking to make easy sugar cookies from scratch for Christmas, I highly recommend these Eggnog Filled Sugar Cookie Cups as they are not made from premade cookie dough. I was compensated by Safest Choice Eggs for this recipe. As always, … [Continue reading]

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies combine chocolate and caramel with fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookie dough. I was compensated by Nestlé® Toll House® for this recipe. As always, thank you for reading and supporting brands I … [Continue reading]

Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge

Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge made with sweetened condensed milk

Stand out from the crowd this Christmas by making easy Mexican Hot Chocolate Fudge, which uses sweetened condensed milk and doesn't require a candy thermometer. I think it's an understatement that I've been a little obsessed with Mexican spiced … [Continue reading]