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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Preparing for Holiday Baking


Have you started thinking about your holiday baking yet?  You'll want to start getting organized now.  After all, it is November, friends. Today I'm sharing tips to get you started, beginning with your pantry.

Holiday Baking Essentials



Holiday Baking Tips


One thing you'll want to be sure of is your supply of baking pans for cakes and pies.  I checked my stock this week and decided that I needed another springform pan for cheesecakes.  My family L-O-V-E-s cheesecake, so we always have it on our dessert menu.
Cheesecake freezes very well, so like to bake ahead and freeze my holiday cheesecakes.  That is why I need multiple springform pans.  I chose this Calphalon springform pan because it is sturdy, has an easy to work latch, and is highly rated.
 
It's also time to check your pantry and stock up on the baking essentials you will need to make your holiday treats and family favorites.  To help you get started, I have created a handy-dandy Holiday Pantry Essentials Checklist.  You can use this checklist to inventory your pantry and then bring it with you to the grocery store as a shopping list.  How great is that? You can get your free Holiday Baking Essentials Checklist here.

Once your pantry is stocked and ready to go start baking the cookies, cakes, pies, and quick breads that freeze well.  Here are a few of my favorites that freeze beautifully.

This is my most requested cheesecake.  Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Salted Caramel Cheesecake
This is my favorite holiday quick bread.  It is perfect for serving on hectic holiday mornings.
Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread
Get a head start on your pies with this easy food processor pie crust.  Make a couple of batches of pie dough for your freezer for easy pie baking.
Food Processor Pie Crust

Food Processor Pie Crust
Perfect Food Processor Pie Crust

These Best Ever Sugar Cookies are easy to make and can be decorated as simple or as complicated as time allows.  You can freeze them plain or frosted.  I've done it both ways.
Best Ever Sugar Cookies 

Best Ever Sugar Cookies
Best Ever Sugar Cookies

There's no time like the present to get started on your holiday baking.  Preparing now for your holiday baking will reduce your holiday stress and make your family smile.

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Enjoy!

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