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Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms, reviewed

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms, reviewed

Pumpkin pie spices have been making their way into a wide variety of products over the past few fall seasons with no signs of slowing down. While the combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves has long been associated with pumpkin pie, I tend to think that it was the proliferation of pumpkin pie spice lattes that gave people a hint of other ways that these ... Read More »

Vampire Whoopie Pies

Vampire Whoopie Pies

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of all vampire-related things, especially if those things happen to be vampire-themed Halloween treats! I’ve made cookies, cupcakes and even pancakes before! I recommend serving them all at your next Halloween party, but if you have to narrow it down to just one treat, you might want to opt for a batch of my Vampire ... Read More »

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

Halloween is one of those holidays where it is perfectly acceptable to go over-the-top in everything from your pumpkin carving to your costumes. Desserts are included in that list and that means that you should get as creative as possible with your cakes, cookies and cupcakes. In A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes, you’ll find over two dozen fantastic cupcake ideas ... Read More »

How to Make Edible Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

How to Make Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

Halloween goodies should be creepy, spooky and – above all – very delicious. I always get caught up in the Halloween spirit with my baked goods and have put together some pretty crazy desserts over the years, such as slime-filled cupcakes and vampire cookies. I love to bring in some colors that help give the desserts a little extra Halloween personality and opt for vivid ... Read More »

Modern Tiki: How to Carve a Pineapple for Halloween

Carving a Pineapple For Halloween

Every year, I carve a few pumpkins for Halloween. While I enjoyed it as a kid, I think that I have even more fun with the carvings now that I’m an adult – probably because I now see pumpkin-carving as an art in and of itself, while as a kid I only saw it as one more obstacle between myself and going trick-or-treating. Since I’ve ... Read More »

Cooks Illustrated Taste Tests Maple Syrups

Cooks Illustrated Taste Tests Maple Syrups

Maple syrup is one of my favorite ingredients, both cook with and to use as a flavoring to add a finishing touch to pancakes, waffles and more.¬†While fall is often associated with maple flavored treats (largely because maple goes so well with spices that are popular during the holidays), maple syrup is actually harvested towards the end of the winter and very early spring, when ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Are you a candy corn fan? Whether you love or hate the polarizing fondant candies, you can’t argue that they have become something of a symbol of the season. Pixelated Provisions put together a stunning Candy Corn Cake that makes a fine addition to any Halloween party. The cake features three different rings of batter – orange, yellow and white – so that every single ... Read More »

Maple-Scented Popovers

Maple-Scented Popovers

Most popovers are fairly plain and get most of their flavor from whatever is accompanying them, whether it is a rich, meaty stew or a generous slathering of chunky fruit preserves. While they are tasty on their own, they primarily exist to help you eat other foods – much like dinner rolls. But even though most popovers aren’t flavored, that doesn’t mean that they can’t ... Read More »

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