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Few things say fall as well as a tall glass of apple cider – particularly if that cider is spiced and served hot. This week, I found lots of recipes that used apple cider to infuse their desserts with a touch of fall – as well as a few recipes that didn’t use cider, but still used plenty of spices to round out their flavors. ... Read More »

Chef’n Buttercup Butter Maker

Chef’n Buttercup Butter Maker

Homemade butter is something that everyone should make at least once. It only has one ingredient – heavy cream – and with a little bit of muscle, you can turn it into butter in just a few minutes. One of the first times that I made homemade butter I used a stand mixer and made a fairly large batch. Smaller batches are easier to make ... Read More »

Black and Orange Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Black and orange are definitely the primary colors of Halloween celebrations, although you’ll see colors like red (blood), purple and green (zombies and monsters) work their way into the color palate of the holiday, as well. I tend to think that you can never go wrong with basic black and orange because one glance instantly makes you think of Halloween. I recently spotted some Halloween ... Read More »

Bloody Brain Cupcakes

Bloody Brain Cupcakes, innards

Mmm…. brains… Zombies have an appetite for brains – and it turns out that I do, too, at least if you’re talking about these Bloody Brain Cupcakes! They’re the perfect dessert for a spooky Halloween party or just for feeding fans of the Walking Dead. They’re pink cupcakes decorated with pink frosting “brains” and filled with just the right amount of oozy filling to make ... Read More »

How to Make Sugar Skulls

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Sugar skulls are a decoration that is closely associated with the Dia de los Muertos, or the day of the dead. The traditional folk art have been made for centuries in Mexico. The skulls represent the souls of loved ones who have died, and they are typically decorated with colorful icing, ribbons and other decorations to celebrate the life of the departed. Sugar skull making ... Read More »

Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. The holiday and other similar traditions are celebrated in other cultures around the world, but the tradition in Mexico is said to go back centuries. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd with colorful decorations and festivals. One of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Flan

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Pumpkin Flan is a delicious pumpkin-centric dessert that offers a little something different than pumpkin pie – although it isn’t all that different from pie filling when you think about it. The flan is made with a mixture of eggs, pumpkin puree, spices, milk and sweetened condensed milk. The difference between the flan and a pie filling is the proportion of those ingredients. Flan doesn’t ... Read More »

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