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Roasted Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Roasted Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Cranberries are a delicious and colorful addition to many baked goods and there are a couple of different ways to use them. Cranberries can be used raw – and are available fresh and frozen, depending on the time of year you are buying them – for a bright, tart flavor. Dried cranberries are a good option when you want cranberry flavor with more sweetness than ... Read More »

Rodelle Holiday Spice Baking Gift Set Giveaway!

Rodelle Holiday Spice Baking Gift Set Giveaway!

I look forward to the holiday baking season every year. Even though I bake all year round, there are some holiday flavors – like peppermint mocha and eggnog – that I just love and only get to enjoy around the holidays! Whether you bake every day or only around the holidays, it is important to have your pantry well-stocked for the season and a Holiday Spice Baking ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint hot chocolate is one of my favorite holiday drinks and I love taking those flavors and transforming them into other holiday treats. While I love a mug of hot chocolate, it simply isn’t quite as convenient to take to a holiday party as a bundt cake or a plate of cookies. These Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies perfectly capture both the chocolate and peppermint elements ... Read More »

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

When you think of holiday cookies, you might picture a batch of sugar cookies that is decorated with layers of icing and sparkling sanding sugar. Elaborately decorated cookies can be fun to make and to serve, but they’re not the only type of holiday cookie out there. These Soft Maple Spice Cookies are a simpler cookie that still captures some of those delicious holiday flavors, but ... Read More »

Rodelle Wassail Mulling Spices, reviewed

Rodelle Mulling Spices, reviewed

Wassail is another name for hot, spiced punch that is associated with the holidays. Fruit and spices are added to a liquid base – early versions were made with mead, but these days the drink is made with apple cider or red wine as a base far more often – then everything is steeped together until the hot, spicy drink is ready to serve. It’s ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I just purchased my first eggnog of the season and have been enjoying every drop of it. I typically make my own eggnog – using my recipe for The Best Homemade Eggnog – but storebought ‘nog is tasty in a pinch and perfect to keep on hand for holiday baking. This is a ‘nog themed BfoB to get you in the holiday baking spirit! Sticky ... Read More »

Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Candy Cane Morsels, reviewed

Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Candy Cane Morsels, reviewed

The first time I saw a package of the Nestle Toll House Delightfulls, a plus-sized chocolate chip that features a flavored center, I thought they were a unique way to add some additional and unexpected flavor to a cookie or other baked good. I’ve only seen them in a few flavors until recently, when I noticed that seasonal Candy Cane Delightfulls had appeared in the ... Read More »

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