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 »

Apple Pie Coffee Cake with Cheddar Cheese

Whenever I bake or serve an apple pie and my grandmother is around, she always tries to convince me to put cheese on top of it. Cheese – especially cheddar cheese – and apples are a great combination general, so even though it might sound like an odd pairing as far as pie goes, the salty flavor of the cheese goes pretty well with the ... Read More »

Silicone vs metal for shaped pans

Silicone vs metal gingerbread pans

It seems that there are many more options for shaped bakeware when you look at all the silicone pans that are available. Silicone definitely has its advantages, and the same thing can be said about metal pans, so when you have the choice between a shaped silicone pan and a shaped metal pan – such as this Chicago Metallic gingerbread pan or this silicone gingerbread ... Read More »

Holiday Cupcake Wrappers from Martha Stewart

Holiday Cupcake Wrappers from Martha Stewart

I am always on the lookout for fun, seasonal cupcake wrappers. They give a little variety from plain white papers, and adding a bit of color never hurt, either. The vast majority of seasonal cupcake wrappers are cartoonish, with bright green, purple and blue backgrounds studded with lively Santa heads, or something similar. I like these cupcake wrappers a lot, and have quite the collection, ... Read More »

Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest!

Baking Bites' Holiday Cupcake Contest

It’s been far too long since I’ve had a contest here on Baking Bites, and after the great time I had hosting a holiday contest last year, I know I couldn’t let the season pass without running another. So today, I’m kicking off the Baking Bites Holiday Cupcake Contest! The contest is a simple one, inspired by the way last year’s gingerbread-themed contest ran. All ... Read More »

Candy Cane Christmas Cupcakes

Candy Cane Christmas Cupcakes, innards

Everyone does cookies for Christmas. There are lots and lots of variations you can choose from – from sugar cookies to chocolate sandwich cookies to frosting-kissed butter cookies – and one batch of cookies is almost always enough to serve a big crowd. The downside to cookies is that it’s hard to stand out on a holiday dessert table with something that lies so close ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I’ve been using up a double batch of leftover cranberry sauce gradually, as a side and in turkey sandwiches. Cooking by the Seat of My Pants used some cranberry sauce as dessert in White Chocolate Mousse Tartelets with Cranberry Compote. The tart shells are phyllo and can be homemade or storebought, and the white chocolate mousse is easier than you might think – but just ... Read More »

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