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Zombie Baking Cups

Zombie Baking Cups

When you have an occasion or holiday coming up, it’s nice to be able to make your cupcakes stand out by serving them in a fun wrapper. I have pumpkin wrappers for Halloween, snowflake wrappers for Christmas and confetti wrappers for birthdays, all of which help give my cupcakes – even simple chocolate cupcakes – a festive look. If you want to get really creative ... Read More »

Atelier Confectionery

Atelier Confectionery

Making candy at home can seem like a big challenge when you haven’t done it before, but like all other kitchen-related tasks, a little practice can make a very difficult task easy. Candy-making is a skill that takes a little practice, a little patience and some good recipes, but once you start to get the hang of the process, you can make all kinds of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin butter is a velvety smooth fruit butter that is a staple in my kitchen in the fall. It is a great addition to english muffins or biscuits for breakfast, and I’ve been known to add a spoonful to ice cream, as well. Pumpkin butter combines with biscuits in this ultra-easy brunch recipe recipe to make Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread. This bread was an ... Read More »

Fudge Monster Cookies

Fudge Monster Cookies

Making desserts for Halloween is tremendously fun. It’s a holiday where you not only have the license to indulge in all kinds of desserts and candies, but where you have permission to go for crazy decorations, wacky food colors and other fun touches that aren’t usually found in dessert. Great examples of this include my Zombie Graveyard Cake, bloody Shortbread Bones and Cupcakes from the Black ... Read More »

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

Cinnamon Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is a cocktail that became popular during the 1940s and enjoyed long-lasting popularity, though it has lately been overshadowed by boozier craft and prohibition era cocktails at some bars. It is a simple sour, made with amaretto, lemon juice and simple syrup. It’s sweet, refreshing and easy to drink, all of which are features that earn this cocktail plenty of fans. To ... Read More »

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Simple syrups are essential tools in my kitchen. They might not be quite as essential as sugar, butter and flour (though sugar is necessary for making the syrup!), but I use them on a regular basis to make a wide variety of both hot and cold drinks. Simple syrups are made by dissolving equal parts of sugar and water together. This liquid is easily incorporated ... Read More »

Buttermilk Apple Cobbler Bars

Buttermilk Apple Cobbler Bars

I bake a lot of apple cobblers and crisps during the fall baking season. The desserts are easy to make and have a very comfort-food element to them, though they’re delivering a generous serving of fruit as well as being a tasty treat. I do a lot of entertaining in the fall, however, and apple cobblers and crisps aren’t always the best choice for a ... Read More »

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