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I Heart Cake Tee's from Baking Bites

I’ve been posting pictures of some great tees and hoodies all over the Baking Bites Instagram this week and I’m pleased to announced that our I <heart> Cake Tees and Hoodies are now available in the Baking Bites Shop! I love these tees so much that I’ve been wearing them almost every day lately – and I know that you all love cake just as ... Read More »

5 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey Pot Pie

After Thanksgiving dinner is done, you can count on having leftovers the next day. There might even be enough leftovers for a few days! It can be fun to heat up a second plate full of turkey, potatoes and stuffing, but it is easy to get bored when you put the exact same food on your plate meal after meal. There are many other ways ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Last Minute Thanksgiving Guide!

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is looming and you have stocked your kitchen with everything that you need to make the big dinner a success. You have a plan and you’re ready to head into the big day worry-free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The reality for most of us is that we spend the day before Thanksgiving looking up recipes because we want to double check that we have ... Read More »

Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies

Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies

I love pumpkin pie and dishes that remind me of pumpkin pie, and few things come as close to pie without being pie as these Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies. These cookies may appear to be sandwich cookies at first glance, but they are actually sealed up to create a pocket that holds the filling in place. It also gives them the look of miniature pies, ... Read More »

Baking Bites For Craftsy: A Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Side Dish

Baking Bites' Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes almost always make it on to my Thanksgiving table. Sometimes, I serve up Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter instead of traditional mashed potatoes. Other times, I simply roast them. If you are looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes at your holiday table, look no further than my Simple Sweet Potato Souffle (free recipe!!) on the Craftsy blog. The souffle ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

A lot of people think of pumpkin puree as an ingredient to use in pie and breads, and not much else, but pumpkin puree is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into all kinds of dishes. One of my favorite surprising places to use pumpkin is in a batch of my Pumpkin Granola, which is a wonderful fall breakfast or snack option. These ... Read More »

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune has been hosting an annual cookie contest for almost 30 years. Thousands of readers submit their classic family favorites and their innovative new creations in the hopes of seeing them in print in the paper. Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More features more than 100 of the contest’s best recipes. The recipes are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is always a welcome choice of dessert for Thanksgiving, but there are times when you want a pumpkin dessert besides pumpkin pie at your holiday table. My suggestion? Try baking up a Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding instead of that pumpkin pie. This bread pudding is rich and moist, made with a pumpkin custard base that is loaded with plenty of pumpkin pie spices. ... Read More »

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