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How to Make Sugar Skulls

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Sugar skulls are a decoration that is closely associated with the Dia de los Muertos, or the day of the dead. The traditional folk art have been made for centuries in Mexico. The skulls represent the souls of loved ones who have died, and they are typically decorated with colorful icing, ribbons and other decorations to celebrate the life of the departed. Sugar skull making ... Read More »

Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. The holiday and other similar traditions are celebrated in other cultures around the world, but the tradition in Mexico is said to go back centuries. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd with colorful decorations and festivals. One of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Flan

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Pumpkin Flan is a delicious pumpkin-centric dessert that offers a little something different than pumpkin pie – although it isn’t all that different from pie filling when you think about it. The flan is made with a mixture of eggs, pumpkin puree, spices, milk and sweetened condensed milk. The difference between the flan and a pie filling is the proportion of those ingredients. Flan doesn’t ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Cinnamon is a spice that I use all year round, but it is also a spice that I use a lot more during the fall because its warm, spicy flavor suits the season perfectly. I’m clearly not the only one who thinks this way either, since I saw dozens of delicious cinnamon-spiked recipes out on other blogs this week. Feasting at Home‘s Apple Brown Butter ... Read More »

6 Pink Desserts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The easiest way to show your support and recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – which is every October – is by turning pink. You can put on a pink tee shirt, pink shoes or bake up some pink goodies to share. Obviously, I tend to go for the last option. Here are six pink desserts to help you “think pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness ... Read More »

Celebrate More Fall Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

Pillsbury Fall Giveaway

Fall is the start of baking season for many of us. As the weather gets cooler and the holidays approach, we are inspired to turn on our ovens and get out our spices. Even cake and cookie mixes can get into the fall spirit, and new Pillsbury® seasonal Caramel Apple and Pumpkin mixes are the perfect example. They have seasonal flavors that fit in perfectly ... Read More »

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes

October is when I like to get into the Halloween spirit by baking up spooky sweets and creepy cakes. October isn’t just about Halloween, however. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are all kinds of campaigns out there to raise awareness about breast cancer – which impacts 1 out of every 8 women in the US – and encourage people to work ... Read More »

Butter Baked Goods

Butter Baked Goods

Unless you live in Vancouver, you might not be familiar with Butter Baked Goods, a tiny bakery that specializes in homestyle baked goods, candies and desserts. Then again, you might have seen some of their products – like their well-known marshmallows – in retail stores because they are so popular that more than 300 retailers carry them. There is a lot more to the bakery ... Read More »

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