How Sweet It Is: New Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

From pumpkin rolls to apple dumplings, Hospitality Services chef Kara Perez shares her treats.

Pumpkin roll

Pumpkin roll

The time has come when stretchy pants are in style and homemade cooking is at its prime.

Texas Tech University's Hospitality Services recently added a new menu feature to help students get in the holiday spirit with 10 days of homemade Thanksgiving desserts at The Market, located in the Stangel/Murdough residence hall. Each day between Nov. 10-21, Hospitality Services chef Kara Perez unveiled a new dessert.

“At The Market, we know seeing the same food every day can become monotonous,” she said. “We strive to offer our customers something new and different on a regular basis. A lot of our students live here on campus, so we really want them to feel like this is their home and help them to look forward to eating with us on campus. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some delicious seasonal desserts? We hope everyone enjoyed our sweet treats.”

Below is a list of all 10 of the desserts Perez prepared for students. And while she didn't divulge all her secrets to us, she did provide recipes for five of the desserts (they are hyperlinked in red) for Red Raider fans to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Chocolate peppermint whoopie pies

Chocolate peppermint whoopie pies

Bon appétit!


Hospitality Services

The Department of Hospitality Services will challenge students to become active participants in their individual learning experience by enriching each guest's experience through excellence in services, staff development, technological advancements, cutting edge facilities, sustainability, and performance.

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