5 Holiday Recipes Using Kitchen Tools You Already Have

5 Holiday Recipes Using Kitchen Tools You Already Have
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5 Holiday Recipes Using Kitchen Tools You Already Have

Read on to get five easy recipes from The Kitchen Decoded by Logan Levant and Hilary Hattenbach that are perfect for entertaining this holiday season!

Mashed Potatoes

"Holiday dinners just aren’t complete without a big, buttery dish of mashed potatoes. We add half-and-half to make these potatoes extra rich and creamy," writes Logan and Hilary.

Get the recipe: Mashed Potatoes

Scallion Parmesan Drop Biscuits

"If there is a food from the heavens above, we suspect it’s biscuits," Logan and Hilary declare. "Our savory Scallion Parmesan Drop Biscuits taste great with stews and chili but are also delicious solo."

Get the recipe: Scallion Parmesan Drop Biscuits

Creamed Spinach

Logan says that this recipe for creamed spinach is "the perfect side dish for any meal, but I always serve it at Thanksgiving.”

Get the recipe: Creamed Spinach

Roasted Carrots

Logan and Hilary describe this roasted carrot recipe with citrus, pine nuts and green onions as having "just the right balance of spicy and sweet with the added bonus of nutrients galore."

Get the recipe: Roasted Carrots

Buttercake Bakery Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These pumpkin whoopie pies filled with cream cheese frosting are a customer favorite at Buttercake Bakery. “Customers at Buttercake Bakery couldn’t wait for October 1, when we would makes these for the first time each year," shares Logan.

Get the recipe: Buttercake Bakery Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


You've accumulated kitchen tools over the years, but how many of them do you know how to use? Believe it or not, your kitchen is a gold mine of equipment, and learning how to make the most of your gadgets and appliances is the secret to being a better cook.

That's why Logan Levant, owner of the famous Buttercake Bakery in Los Angeles, and Hilary Hattenbach have written The Kitchen Decoded, a new cookbook that organizes chapters by gadgets and appliances so you can learn how to use the tools you already own to make easy and delicious meals.

With the holiday season upon us, Logan and Hilary shared a sneak peek of recipes from their new cookbook. From extra rich and creamy mashed potatoes to the bakery's signature pumpkin whoopie pies, these dishes are perfect for entertaining.

Check out the slideshow above for five foolproof holiday recipes you can make with the kitchen tools you already have.

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