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1st Annual Holiday Baking Bonanza

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 16th, 2016

Keep scrolling to learn more about this super fun announcement of our 1st annual HOLIDAY BAKING BONANZA – a free series I’m co-hosting with Baker by Nature to make this your BEST holiday season yet! (New freebie at the bottom!)

OMG, you guys. I have been waiting WEEKS to announce this and I can’t believe it’s finally here!!

Holiday Baking Bonanza co-hosted by Handle the Heat and Baker by Nature

Starting tomorrow, Ashley from Baker by Nature and I will be co-hosting our 1st annual HOLIDAY BAKING BONANZA.

For the rest of 2016, we’ll be sharing our best holiday recipes, tips, tricks, resources, giveaways, and more. Every single week. For free. Our goal is to help you have the BEST and most delicious holiday season yet, and we’ve got so much in store for you.

Follow the Holiday Baking Bonanza!

To ensure you don’t miss out on a single thing, be sure to join our free private Facebook community HERE. We’ll be sharing all the latest and greatest stuff there, as well as answering your questions and chatting about all things holiday baking.

If you make and post any of our recipes be sure to tag them with #holidaybakingbonanza so everyone can see your creations. Also, be sure to follow both of us on Instagram here and here!

Behind-the-Scenes Scoop

In case you’re curious about how this all came to be, here are the details.

Ashley and I met years ago at a blogging conference in California and became instant best friends. I’m not exaggerating, everyone at the conference thought we had known each other for years but in reality it had been only hours. Sometimes it feels like we’re the same person… which is just so weird!

Unfortunately between me living in Phoenix and Ashley living in New York, we don’t get to see each other very often. Because of that, we’ve made it a point to take girl’s trips as often as we can. Might as well take advantage of the fact that we’re both full-time food bloggers and work from home! So far we’ve visited:

-New Orleans
-NYC (twice)
-Los Angeles
-Austin (just a week ago!)

On our trip to LA we realized how silly it was that we’re best friends, do the same exact thing for a living, but have never worked together. So on that trip we dreamt up the Holiday Baking Bonanza (and a bunch of other fun plans). We’ve been working tirelessly for months brainstorming, planning, and organizing everything and it’s been a total BLAST.

We hope you have as much fun participating in this series as we’ve had planning it. We’re here to make your lives as delicious (and stress-free) as possible throughout the entire holiday season. Without you, neither of us would have our dream job so THANK YOU. Your support and excitement means everything to us!

And as my way of saying thank you, and as a little kick-off gift to you, I’ve created a brand new free resource. Click the image below to get instant access to my Make-Ahead Baking Guide, which will help you have the most delicious yet effortless holiday season yet!

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    ashley - baker by nature — October 16, 2016 at 5:19 am

    It’s finally (almost) here! So excited to be teaming up with you this holiday season!

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      Tessa — October 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm


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    Michelle — October 16, 2016 at 6:07 am

    So excited for this! Thanks for all you guys do for us:)

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      Tessa — October 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you for your excitement and support!!

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    Janet H — October 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Wow! Just what I need to “get me in the Holiday baking mood” ! Thanks!
    I don’t do Facebook, but I will see if I can tomorrow!

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    Joan — October 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I do not choose to use Facebook. Is there another way to do this?

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      Tessa — October 30, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Hi Joan, that’s the only way to access our Facebook community. However, we’ll both be sharing all the recipes, giveaways, videos, etc. on each of our blogs every week 🙂

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    Kaci Drapes — November 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I’m so excited about this! Looking forward to seeing your spin on Holiday Baking!

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      Tessa — November 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thanks, Kaci!

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