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Homemade Doughnuts

Homemade Doughnuts

A trip to the local donut store is always a treat. When you walk inside, you’re greeted with the smells of freshly fried pastries and a display case filled with every type of delicious donut – or doughnut, if you prefer – that you could want to eat. Many people are intimidated by the idea of making donuts at home, since frying them up seems ... Read More »

5 Minute Pumpkin Bread Pudding in a Mug

Easy Pumpkin Bread Pudding in a Mug!!

My regular pumpkin bread pudding is perfect for entertaining, and is a great alternative to pumpkin pie for holiday dinners. It serves a big crowd and you’ll get plenty of leftovers, so you can eat a piece for breakfast or a snack the next day. The problem with the recipe is that you don’t always need a huge batch. When you’re in the mood for ... Read More »

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Candy Bars

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Bars

I always get nostalgic when I see Halloween cereals hitting the shelves. I remember the ads for Count Chocola, Booberry and Frankenberry from my Saturday morning cartoon days all too well, so they really are part of the season – even if I don’t eat as much of them now as I did back then! These days, I’m always looking for something a little more ... Read More »

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend that is commonly used to flavor pumpkin pies, as well as other pumpkin desserts. It is made up of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, and can sometimes include small amounts of other spices like cardamom, mace and allspice. Cinnamon is usually the primary flavor, but the blend of spices is typically well-balanced so that you can taste a ... Read More »

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Halloween is a great excuse to have some fun with your baked goods. This could include everything from throwing a bunch of leftover snack-sized candy bars into your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or creating some elaborately decorated cakes. I’ve found inspiration in vampires and in swamps before, but this time around I found inspiration in a classic Halloween candy and used its subtle flavors ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

For a showstopping Halloween dessert, look no further than Sugar Hero‘s Devil’s Food Cake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Frosting. This black chocolate cake is stacked up with generous layers of addictive (and orange) pumpkin butterscotch frosting that gives it a black and orange look that brings the look of the holiday to your dessert plate. In addition to looking amazing, the cake also tastes delicious. The ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Caramels, interior

Every year for the past three years or so, Trader Joe’s has stocked its shelves with delicious Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. These candies are bittersweet chocolate shells filled with a creamy caramel and topped with a generous pinch of sea salt. They’re very good, especially for those who enjoy a salty-sweet treat. This year, I noticed that Trader Joe’s decided to offer a twist ... Read More »

Let Us All Eat Cake

Let Us All Eat Cake

Cakes can be tricky to make even at the best of times, and when you want to make a cake that is also gluten free, it can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, it will only seem that way. Gluten free baking can be more difficult than “regular” baking – especially when it comes to recipes as complicated as cakes – but with a ... Read More »

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