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Williams Sonoma Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Williams-Sonoma Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for. The decorations can be silly or spooky, as simple as placing a few candy corn on top of a cupcake or as elaborate as baking a cake in the shape of a skull. I am always on the lookout for new ways to add a little excitement to my Halloween decorations and these Williams ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Blondies

Halloween Snickerdoodle Blondies

I strongly associate flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cloves with the fall because they are the main ingredients in pumpkin pie spice, which features in a lot of my recipes around this time of year. And I’m not the only one who uses those flavors more in the fall than other times of the year. Starbucks makes a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Mars even makes ... Read More »

One Bowl Baking

One Bowl Baking

Everyone wants to be able to bake from scratch, but many don’t because of the time required to do so. It can seem like a daunting task when a recipe has instructions that are two pages long. Even people who bake a lot appreciate a recipe that can be mixed up and put into the oven in just a few minutes. One Bowl Baking: Simple, ... Read More »

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

These Oatmeal Lace Cookies are one of my favorite cookies to bake when I want to snack on a cookie that is very light and not too filling. They get their name from the fact that they are very delicate and thin, with small holes appearing on the surface of the cookie that you can just about see through – just like lace. Despite their ... Read More »

Wilton Twist Quick Coupler

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When I am working with tips, doing a little cake decorating, I either try to work with the most versatile tip that I have or I set up a few different pastry bags with a different types of tips, so I can easily use different tips. Changing the tips on a pastry bag can be a hassle because it is a messy job – especially ... Read More »

Cook’s Country tests Round Cake Pans

Cake Pans

Round cake pans are a staple for every baker’s kitchen. I use them for simple cakes and layer cakes, and use mine to bake a variety of round breads and other dishes, too. Not all cake pans are created equal. Some brown more than others, some have sloped sides that make for irregular cakes that are difficult to stack, and some seem to produce cakes ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Skull Cake Pan

NordicWare Skull Pan

Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns are everywhere as Halloween approaches and people get in the mood to make and eat some creepy treats. Nordic Ware released a Skull Cake Pan┬áthat is a great way to blend your desserts with Halloween decorations by turning a cake into a spooky centerpiece. The cake pan is made of heavy duty cast aluminum and has a nonstick interior, so your cake ... Read More »

Spiced Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Spice Biscotti

I love having biscotti with my coffee. The hard, crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in a hot cup of coffee or a latte, and they usually come in flavors that are very complimentary to coffee, as well. I like to make my own biscotti, of course, but I also pick them up when I am out having coffee at a coffee shop. I have ... Read More »

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