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Gingerbread Men

gingerbread man with santa hat

When I was a kid, I didn’t like gingerbread cookies. They were always cute and looked tempting, but the taste was a let down time and time again. The cookies either verged on choking me with spices or had so little spice they tasted bland. Even worse was the texture, since half the time the cookies were so hard that I worried I’d break a ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Lots of bloggers posted about their Thanksgiving dinners in the last week, but since I’m ready to put that holiday behind me for another year (not to mention the stacks of turkey leftovers), I tried to avoid Bites from Turkey Day. Fortunately, there were tons of non-Thanksgiving posts to choose from. Cookie Madness baked up a batch of Aunt Ann’s Chocolate Sundae Cookies. There is ... Read More »

Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Contest!

plain ol' gingerbread men

It’s been months and months since I’ve had a contest here on Baking Bites and the holidays seem like the perfect time to give something away. After all, it never hurts to get an extra gift for yourself after making/buying presents for everyone else, does it? So without further ado, I’d like to officially kick off Baking Bites’ Gingerbread Cookie Contest! The contest is a ... Read More »

Star of David Bundt

Star of David Pan

There really aren’t as many Hannukah-themed baking gadgets and pans out there as there are for Christmas. This isn’t surprising because Hannukah has never been associated with baking in the same way that Christmas has been. Many of the most famous dishes for the holiday are fried, such as latkes and sufganiyot. But perhaps because of the fact that people love to bake any time ... Read More »

Holiday Gift Ideas: Foodie Tees

It’s (relatively) easy to come up with kitchen gadgets and goodies that you can buy as holiday gifts for foodie friends and family – especially if you can get an opportunity to sneak around his or her kitchen when no one is watching to see what s/he might need. But in search of something a little less obvious, I came up with a few foodie ... Read More »

Banana Gingerbread

banana ginerbread

In the mood for something to pair with that gingerbread latte? Almost any sweet cake, bread or cookie can go with the coffee drink, but with the Christmas season approaching, this seems like as good a time as any to play up the gingerbread flavor by matching the drink with an equally seasonal treat. In this case, I’m talking about banana gingerbread. Banana gingerbread, as ... Read More »

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The biggest problem with the holidays, according to many, is that there is simply too much good food and there are too many occasions on which to share it with friends and family. No arguments here. In fact, I don’t really think that the holiday season is necessarily the right time to try and cut back. After all, those family and friends are expecting sweets ... Read More »

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Panini

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie sandwich

Does anyone besides me have leftover turkey around the house today?  Thanksgiving is one holiday where people look forward to leftovers just as much as they do to the actual dinner. There is always a ton of food to work with (especially if your family is anything like mine and tends to overcook for the original meal) and there are lots of things you can do with ... Read More »

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