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Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery

Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery

When you talk about desserts, you will often hear people proclaiming that they don’t like sweet things and that, therefore, they don’t like dessert. Desserts are often sweet, but there is a big difference between a treat that is well-balanced and flavorful and something that just delivers a mouthful of sugar. One of the keys to a balanced dessert is knowing how to introduce a ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin pie is the most common dessert made with pumpkin and it is a good one. The custardy filling is sweet and spicy, and its creamy texture contrasts well with a flaky pastry crust. It’s not the only great pumpkin dessert out there, however, and I would put these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting up near the top of the list. They’re a great ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcake Pan, reviewed

Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin baked goods are a sign of the fall, as are pumpkin-shaped baked goods. You can test your sculpting skills with a sharp knife, or you can head to your favorite kitchen store and pick up a pan that allows you to make pumpkin-shaped cakes easily. The Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcake Pan caught my eye when I was out shopping for Halloween accessories the other ... Read More »

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor of cake and I’ll almost always pick up a slice of vanilla cake or a vanilla cupcake when given the choice between vanilla and chocolate. I do love chocolate, of course, but there is something about the delicate, floral flavor of vanilla that I find absolutely irresistible. When I was a child, I also had a strong preference for ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Apple desserts, like cobbler and pie, are always a treat during the fall. The Veg Life‘s Apple Fries with Vegan Vanilla Whipped Cream are a treat that is perfect for the season and, unlike other apple desserts, are definitely finger food. Apples are cut into french fry-like slices, dredged in cornstarch and deep fried until the exterior is crisp. Then, the fried apples are generously ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Mini Skull Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Halloween Mini Skull Cakelet Pan

Halloween is a holiday that brings out some of the most interesting shaped pans that you’ll see all year. I attribute this, in part, to the fact that some images are so intertwined with Halloween celebrations, such as jack o’ lanterns, ghosts, witches and skulls. These images tend to pop up over and over again, getting improved on and refined until we end up with ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon and Candy Corn Frostings, reviewed

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Frosting

There are all kinds of seasonal candies on the market, but candies aren’t the only products that get a seasonal twist. Almost everything in the baking aisle – from sprinkles to cake mixes – changes to suit the seasons and give you some alternatives to plain vanilla and rainbow sprinkles for every time of year. That said, I was surprised when I saw two new ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

The blend of spices that is used in pumpkin pie spice includes cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is a staple for almost all pumpkin baked goods, including pumpkin pies, and shows up in a wide variety of other fall goodies, as well. Fall was definitely around long before pumpkin pie spice was, however pumpkin pie spice is always a sign of the season as far ... Read More »

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