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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Baking Bites' Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I do a lot of entertaining during the holidays and find myself serving up brunch even more often than I do during other times of the year! This is largely because getting together earlier in the day means that I have more time – all afternoon, in fact – to spend with friends and visiting relatives, so I always start with brunch. Brunch isn’t the ... Read More »

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners. Its rich, complex flavor is an amazing addition to a wide variety of dishes, though you might use it top top off pancakes, waffles and other breakfast items than for cooking savory dishes. Don’t stop pouring maple syrup over your pancakes because it is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavor of the syrup, but consider flipping ... Read More »

Leftover Candy Corn Cookies

Leftover Candy Corn Cookies

Billions of candy corn are bought in the weeks leading up to Halloween but, like other Halloween candies, not all of those candy corn will get eaten before we start filling our kitchens with food for next couple of holidays. I like candy corn and it rarely goes to waste in my house. When I do have some leftover, however, I will come up with ... Read More »

10 Easy Halloween Baking Ideas

Slasher Cupcakes for Horror Movie Fans

Halloween is largely about scares and sweets – at least, it certainly is in my book. I enjoy breaking out a variety of spooky decorations and taking my baked goods over-the-top for Halloween parties and other seasonal events. Halloween is a fun holiday and you should take that same attitude towards your desserts. These easy Halloween baking ideas, from cupcakes to cookies, will make sure ... Read More »

Brachs Mini Candy Corn, reviewed

Brachs Mini Candy Corn, reviewed

Candy corn┬áhas been associated with fall for decades, long before miniature, individually wrapped chocolate bars became commonplace, and billions are sold around Halloween each year. While new flavors are released from time to time, the original orange, yellow and white triangular candies haven’t changed much. This year, I noticed that Brachs introduced Mini Candy Corn, a version of their classic recipe that is about half ... Read More »

Sweet & Spicy Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet & Spicy Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are one of the byproducts of carving pumpkins in my house. Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds have a mild, nutty flavor to them that is enhanced when they are roasted, so I typically toast my pumpkin seeds to serve as a snack when pumpkin-carving is completed. That being said, I usually buy my pumpkin seeds instead of harvesting them from fresh pumpkins ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Milk punch is an old fashioned cocktail that originated sometime in the 17th century. Fans of eggnog will note that it is similar to the classic holiday drink, but it doesn’t include any eggs. It uses brandy (or bourbon or rum), a bit of sugar and milk to make a cocktail that is rich and creamy without being too heavy. Since it is such a ... Read More »

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 »

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