Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

I often make cornbread around Thanksgiving, both because cornbread goes well with most Thanksgiving dishes – such as turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. – and because cornbread makes an excellent stuffing. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix is a new product that the grocery store released for the holiday season that caught my eye because it combines cornbread and pumpkin, both holiday favorites for me. The ... Read More »

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Pie weights are typically small, somewhat heavy objects that are used to weigh down a pie or tart crust with it is being blind baked - the process of prebaking a pie crust before adding a filling to it - to prevent the crust from pulling away from the sides of the pan and allow the crust to bake evenly. There are many different styles of pie weights, ... Read More »

Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies ( & a Giveaway!)

Vanilla Pretzel Butter Cookies

The holidays are a time of the year that is always filled with cookies for my family. Everyone bakes them and everyone brings them when we get together for gatherings. My grandmother always had one type of cookie that was storebought and, even with a wealth of homemade cookies to choose from, I often chose to eat a few of those before touching any of ... Read More »

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone

Everyone likes to indulge in a doughnut from time to time. The deep-fried, pillowy pastries are always a treat, whether you like yours glazed, cream filled or rainbow sprinkled. Doughnuts never claimed to be health food and there is absolutely no reason that you should not eat a doughnut or two when the craving strikes, but you can also make somewhat healthier baked donuts at ... Read More »

Classic Dark Chocolate Souffle Tutorial on Craftsy!

Baking Bites' Simple Dark Chocolate Souffle

A dark chocolate souffle is one of the most decadent desserts that you can slide a spoon into. They also have an air of mystery about them, because many people believe that they are so fragile that they can only be made by the hands of skilled pastry chefs. Fortunately, souffles are a lot easier to make than you might think and there is no ... Read More »

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Gluten Free Pie Crust

I get lots of requests for gluten free pie recipes around the holidays. Thanksgiving in particular is prime time for pies and it is great to have a gluten free option in your recipe deck to accommodate any family members that might have dietary restrictions. My Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, baked in a gluten free crust, is just the dessert to please anyone who might ... Read More »

Gluten Free Vanilla Hazelnut Crumb Crust

Gluten Free Hazelnut Crumb Crust

I’ve tried many gluten free pie crusts over the last few years and some are much more successful than others. A good pie crust should be sturdy enough to hold up to the filling, add some texture – whether it is a crisp crumb crust or a flaky pastry crust – and it should taste delicious both on its own and with a filling. When ... Read More »

Cherry Cranberry Pie

Cherry Cranberry Pie

Around Thanksgiving, I start to incorporate a lot of cranberries into my baking. While they’re available frozen all year long, they can be found fresh this time of year – and relatively inexpensively, as well. The sweet-tart berries have a flavor that tastes great in everything from homemade cranberry sauce to cranberry muffins, and a bright red color that makes baked goods look unusually festive. ... Read More »

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