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Bites from other Blogs

Last weekend was Halloween and I not only got to carve some pumpkins, but I enjoyed making roasted pumpkin seeds, as well. There are many ways to enjoy pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, and these recipes will give you some inspiration in case you find yourself with a surplus that needs to be put to good use. Many cookie recipes benefit from the crunch that some ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Coffee Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Coffee Cake Pan

Coffee cakes can be baked in a variety of pans, from sheet pans to loaf pans to tube pans, depending on the look that you want your finished cake to have. Nordic Ware’s Coffee Cake Pan is a newer option from the well-known bakeware brand and it is designed with coffee cakes in mind. The pan great size and shape for streusel-topped cakes, as well ... Read More »

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 »

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