Last minute Halloween cupcake ideas

bloggers' h'ween cupcakes!

 While I liked all of my Halloween creations this year, my vampire cupcakes were the things that really got me excited. Slime-Filled Cupcakes are sure to get people talking at a Halloween party, too, and take a close second to the vampire cupcakes. I know I’m not the only one who goes all out decorating (baked goods, in this case) for Halloween, either. If you’re ... Read More »

Pancakes for Halloween

Halloween pancakes and spatula

For years, I used to make Halloween-shaped pancakes every Halloween morning. When I didn’t have a mold to work with, I would make vaguely ghost-shaped pancakes, sometimes adding chocolate chips or raisins for eyes and mouth. If I did have a mold, pumpkins would be the order of the day (I also had a Mickey Mouse mold, but that’s a different story). As time went ... Read More »

Making your own candy corn

 Most of the foods we buy at the grocery store can be made at home, some easily and some with a fair amount of difficulty, but just about everything will transfer over. Foods like bread and cookies are easy targets for home bakers, candies and foods that seem like “specialty” items tend to be labeled as items we’re better off just buying. Candy corn – a ... Read More »

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The other day I realized that it had been a long time since I had some freshly baked oatmeal cookies. And even longer since I had oatmeal raisin cookies. I couldn’t let it go on any longer, so I pulled out my mixing bowls and got to work. I was inspired by some of the spice blends that I made last week and decided to ... Read More »

Crepes, Waffles, And Pancakes!

Crepes, Waffles, And Pancakes!

For lovers of waffles and pancakes, it can be difficult to find a good cookbook on the subject. They tend to seem one-dimensional, as the recipes look similar from pancake to pancake with often only the add-ins changing from page to page. They also tend to approach these as breakfast-only foods, though there are lots of savory options for both pancakes and waffles. Crepes, Waffles, ... Read More »

Butter Tarts

A butter tart is a Canadian specialty that, unless you have friends or family living up North, you may never have experienced. I’ve certainly never seen them sold in any bakery around here. The pastries are made with a tart shell that is filled with a mixture of sugar and butter, held together with eggs. Often, the tart filling includes raisins or chopped nuts, but ... Read More »

Gross Out Cakes

gross out cakes

I like my food to look like, well, food. Beyond that, I want it to look tasty, as well. But for some people this isn’t the case and the appeal of turning out a cake that tastes good but can gross out your friends, family and coworkers once in a while is hard to resist. The Gross Out Cakes Cookbook is pretty much the go-to source ... Read More »

Chocolate-covered croutons

Croutons are small pieces of bread – usually cubes - that are toasted and used to garnish soups and salads. A variety of cheeses and spices are often incorporated for an extra kick of flavor. Chocolate is not generally one of these components, but a company called Marcy’s, which specializes in salad dressings and croutons, has decided that the time for chocolate and croutons to come together. ... Read More »

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