Not everyone wants a heavy dessert after a rich holiday meal. I give blancmange (a light, spiced almond milk-based dessert) a holiday makeover. My version is silky-smooth, and flavored with a delicate mix of wintry spices and earthy sweet potatoes.
I've gone and made a pretty little gingerbread house in the style of the brownstones in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. And just because it's the holidays, I'll share my tips for making your own gingerbread creations.