Forget whole grain, naturally sweetened cookies. For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats old-fashioned, sugar-filled treats, like this trio of Southern-style confections from Kate Williams.
Although you can easily use frozen blueberries for muffins, there’s no reason to do that now, when berries are fresh, in season, and moderately inexpensive. Frozen berries are for the winter, when you have to pay little buckets of gold for a half pint of fresh ones. Plus, fresh berries exude bursts of sweetness that are unmatched by their frozen cousins.