Eggnog Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cranberries

Eggnog Bread Pudding slice

Eggnog is a holiday tradition and, in fact, it is one of those few items that you can really only find during the holiday season (unless you make it yourself, of course). It is rich, eggy and has a unique flavor to it. Most people drink it straight, or with a bit of liquor added to it, but eggnog can be used for all kinds ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Scones can be on the decadent side of things for a breakfast option because they are usually loaded with butter and cream. Fresh from the Oven‘s scones omit the butter, however, replacing it with far more decadent bittersweet chocolate in Alice Medrich’s Cream Scones with Chocolate Chunks. You can use chocolate chips in this recipe, but you will get to enjoy the chocolate to its ... Read More »

Igloo Cake Pan

Igloo Cake Pan

If you’re looking for a seasonal cake pan that isn’t directly attached to a particular holiday, NordicWare’s brand new Igloo Cake Pan could be perfect. The heavy duty aluminum pan has a great amount of detail worked into it that makes the finished cake really look as though it has been pieced together with blocks (albeit blocks of cake, not blocks of ice!). The pan ... Read More »

Nestle Swirled Holiday Morsels, reviewed

Nestle Swirled Holiday Morsels

I used food coloring to put a swirl into my candy cane cupcakes. Nestle clearly had the same idea when they came up with their Swirled Holiday Morsels – a.k.a. red, white and green white baking chips. Their chips have broader applications than my cupcakes do and are an interesting way to help us infuse a little color into our holiday baking. The chips are ... Read More »

Gingersnap Cupcakes

Gingersnap Cupcakes

Gingersnaps are known as spicy, crispy cookies. In some iterations, the “snappiness” of the cookie comes only from its texture, while in others (the better ones, in my opinion), generous spicing is what makes them “snap.” I wanted to capture that spiciness in a cupcake and make something that would stand out from regular gingerbread. My favorite gingersnap recipe is one that was originally from ... Read More »

The Gingerbread Architect

The Gingerbread Architect

Gingerbread houses are fun to decorate, especially if you have a couple of kids or grandkids handy to help make some of the big design decisions, such as “should this gumdrop be red or green?” They’re primarily used for display purposes, so it’s often easiest to buy a kit for a gingerbread house and work from that, rather than making the house components from scratch. ... Read More »

Mother’s Cookies brand bought by Kelloggs

Hearing about the closing of the Mother’s Cake & Cookie Co. in California just a few weeks ago was devastating to fans of their excellent and unique cookies. News that their beloved Circus Animal Cookies wouldn’t be on shelves for much longer actually caused something of a rush on them in some markets. Fortunately, Kellogg’s has just purchased the Mother’s recipes and trademark to their ... Read More »

Tim Tams in the US!

Tim Tams in the US

Tim Tams are known as “Australia’s Favorite Cookie,”  and for good reason. These little cookies are nothing short of amazing. The building blocks are simple: a chocolate mousse filling is sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies and the whole thing is dunked in a thin layer of chocolate. It’s a fantastic combination of rich, crispy and creamy – especially when you do the Tim Tam ... Read More »

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