Nicole Criss

Nicole Criss is passionate about international foods and the cultures from which they stem. Nicole writes the blog 'And Baby Cakes Three,' chronicling stories of her global food adventures from New York City where she resides with her husband and toddler.

Festive Persimmon Cake

The seasonal tastes of nutmeg and brandy make this a real treat to serve at a holiday party along with egg nog, mulled cider or a glass of sparkling wine.