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Saint Lucia

The Legend of St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s Day, a holiday celebrated in Scandinavia on December 13th, commemorates the girl who brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome many centuries ago. This is the legend of the real Lucia behind the holiday.

Hanukkah Lights

8 Quick Hanukkah Facts: 1 for Each Night

Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Read on to learn 8 fun facts about the holiday—one for each night.

Pavê de Geléia

Pavê de Geléia

In this Brazilian dessert similar to Italian tiramisu, butter cookies are layered with cream and the indulgent açaí dessert sauce from the Special Edition Holiday Box. While Pavê de Geléia is traditionally made with strawberry jam, we’re partial to this version with açaí that’s even sweeter than the classic.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes with Mayonnaise and Relish

Latkes, that food perhaps most readily associated with the holiday of Hanukkah, has a much longer and complicated history than you’d expect. Here, we use the olive oil from the Special Edition Holiday Box to make a batch.

Scandinavian Breakfast Muesli

Scandinavian Breakfast Muesli

We love this Scandinavian Breakfast Muesli recipe that features Biokia’s dried berries from Finland. It‘s a delicious, protein-rich breakfast that’s easy to mix into yogurt when you’re short on time in the morning.

Pistachio Zeppoli

Pistachio Zeppoli

Zeppole (or as they are sometimes affectionately called, zeppoli) are most often eaten in Italy on St. Joseph’s Day, a day of feasting that celebrates St. Joseph, a saint who saved Sicilians from famine in the Middle Ages. In this version of pistachio zeppoli, butter is partially subbed out for pistachio cream from Sicily.

Açaí Cookies

Açaí Ribbon Cookies

Tempting sweets during the holiday season give us every excuse to indulge, and these cookies are no exception. Like thumbprint cookies, they are filled with a fruity filling that’s added into the cookie after it bakes.