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Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread

It’s no secret that I can’t get enough pumpkin desserts in the fall. I don’t eat them much any other time of the year, so I don’t think I need to apologize for going a little pumpkin-crazy every once in a while, either. I do like to play with other flavors along with my pumpkin – like cheesecake and coffee – to keep things interesting ... Read More »

5 Perfect Pumpkin Cookies for Pumpkin Lovers

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Pumpkin pie is the first thing that most of us think of when it comes to baking with pumpkins, but pumpkin puree is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in all kinds of desserts to turn them into perfect-for-fall goodies. Whether you are making homemade puree or using canned, you’re bound to need a few ideas besides pie to use it all up. ... Read More »

Wilton Mummy Cupcake Decorating Kit, reviewed

Mummy Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes offer up some of the most fun decorating projects of the whole year. They’re spooky and silly, with lots of bright colors and fun designs, from whimsical Candy Corn Cupcakes to creepy Vampire Cupcakes. Like Halloween costumes, the designs for these cupcakes can get quite elaborate, so you may need to put some time into planning your Halloween creations to get the look ... Read More »

Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies

Plum and Grape Hand Pies

Grapes are in season during the fall, but don’t get used as much in baking as some other end of summer and fall fruits. Grapes can actually be a fantastic fruit to bake with because they have a lot of natural sugar, so they become very tender and especially sweet when they are cooked. In these Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies, I combined fresh ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The Halloween Cobweb Cookies that Very Culinary baked up can double as a Halloween treat and a Halloween decoration. The cookies are made with a very thin batter than can be piped through a piping bag or squeeze bottle into fairly intricate designs – such as delicate cobwebs. It takes a little bit of practice to get the hang of piping the designs, but the ... Read More »

How to Use Cake Stencils

Cake Stencils

Cake stencils are an easy to use tool for decorating cakes, cupcakes and cookies. They’re typically made of thin plastic or metal and feature a cut out design on them. The designs can be anything from a simple smiley face to an elaborate snowflake scene. They’re used by holding the stencil over your cake and sprinkling a finely ground powder – such as cocoa powder, ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Great Pumpkin Pan

Nordic Ware Great Pumpkin Pan

Charlie Brown’s friend Linus strongly believed that the Great Pumpkin would emerge on Halloween night, not unlike Santa Claus at Christmas. None of his friends really shared in his conviction (for good reason, since no Great Pumpkin appeared to him), but if you find that you get as into the Halloween spirit as Linus, you can easily make a great pumpkin appear in your kitchen ... Read More »

Count Chocula Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Count Chocula Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream is exactly what it sounds like: ice cream that tastes like the milk that is left behind after eating a bowl full of cereal, preferably a sugary cereal. The idea was popularized at Momofuku Milk Bar, where it is made with caramelized corn flakes in milk. I don’t know about you, but as a kid I always thought that chocolate cereals ... Read More »

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