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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 »

Low Fat Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low Fat Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are really two kinds of pumpkin cookies: chewy cookies and cakey cookies. It’s not impossible to make crispy pumpkin cookies, but since pumpkin is such a moist ingredient, it makes much more sense – and, usually, a better tasting cookie – to bake it into a form where its moisture will be an asset. Cakey cookies are cookies that are fluffy and tender, like ... Read More »

Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy corn is a fall staple that almost all of us buy in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The colorful candy corn kernels are a great way to brighten up your candy dish or your seasonal tablescape, even if you’re not a big fan of eating them. Whether you’re a fan or not, there have probably still been times when you found yourself with ... Read More »

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

When it comes to decorating cookies for Halloween, you have quite a few choices. You can use cookie cutters to produce ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and other holiday icons. Cookie cutters give you the outline, then it is up to you to bring your creations to life with a little bit of creativity and a lot of frosting. Just as with carving jack o’ lanterns, the ... Read More »

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

With a bag of tasty Candy Corn Marshmallows sitting on my kitchen counter, I knew that I had a few options. I could either eat them straight out of the bag, toast them and make s’mores, or make a batch of Rice Krispy treats with them. They’re small enough that s’mores didn’t seem like a good choice, and while eating them straight out of the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Halloween is about many things, including pumpkin, chocolate and candy. These three elements alone are music to my ears, so it should be no surprise that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I suspect that I’m not the only one with sweet-tooth this time of year, since I’m seeing amazing seasonal treats everywhere I look! You will find both your pumpkin and chocolate fix ... Read More »

Jet Puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows, reviewed

Jet Puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows, reviewed

Candy corn is a seasonal staple in the fall and, whether you like the triangular fondant candies or not, there is no doubt that you will recognize them instantly when you see them. Their signature orange and yellow colors are┬ástriking and many people – from large brands to individuals, like me – use them as inspiration to create other seasonal sweets. For instance, my Candy ... Read More »

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