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6 Holiday Cookies to Make Before Christmas

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a magical time of year – particularly if you enjoy baking, as it is peak cookie-baking season in many (if not most) kitchens across the country. I make dozens of cookies during the holidays and like to make sure that I infuse some of the holiday spirit into each and every batch. You’re probably going to be doing some baking of your ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Part 1

Original Condo Kitchen

Earlier this year, I took a big HGTV-inspired leap and bought my first foreclosure. As you may know from reading my about page, I live in Los Angeles where the housing market is pretty competitive. Foreclosures tend to be in high demand from house flippers, but they’re a great way to enter the market at a pretty reasonable price (for whatever area you’re looking to ... Read More »

White Lily Flour Gift Set Giveaway!

White Lily Premium Flours

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the new premium flours from White Lily. The flours add a lot of variety to my pantry and are really fun to work with in all kinds of recipes, as well as being non-GMO certified and having great traceability back to the farms and farmers that produced them. As a brand ambassador for White Lily, I’m very ... Read More »

Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Molasses-rich gingerbread and gingersnap cookies are some of the treats that I look forward to eating every holiday season. All the spices that are used in gingerbread work together to make every bite seem very warming when it is cold and blustery outside. These Olive Oil Gingersnaps are a little bit different than many of the more traditional gingersnaps out there, but they are a ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

With Christmas rapidly approaching, it is time to ramp up the holiday baking! This week, I’m featuring a few more “bites” than usual to help get you inspired for all your upcoming holiday events. Boozy desserts are fun for entertaining and Food Babbles‘ Ginger Rum Bundt Cake sounds a great place to start. The red and green colors captured in Milly’s Kitchen‘s Matcha White Chocolate ... Read More »

Homemade Gorgonzola Cheese Crackers

Gorgonzola Crackers

Bright orange cheese crackers were one of my favorite school yard snacks growing up. These days, my tastes have changed slightly and I enjoy cheeses of many colors, but I still enjoy cheese crackers. Fortunately, I no longer have to rely on little, square orange crackers to get my fix because I can make them easily at home. These Homemade Gorgonzola Crackers are a little ... Read More »

Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Every chocolate-lover knows that you really can’t have too much chocolate, especially since chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that can easily be tranformed from a decadent drink into a fluffy chocolate cake. In Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!, chocoholics will find dozens of recipes that will satisfy their cravings and teach you some new ways to use chocolate in the kitchen. The book opens ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick at Home from Baking Bites

Everyone loves edible homemade gifts, whether you’re talking about a batch of homemade cookies, cakes, pies or even extracts. One of my favorite homemade gifts in the past has been my Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, which I’ve been making for years and packing up with cute mugs for holiday gifts. For a real chocoholic, though, it doesn’t get any better than Homemade Hot Chocolate On ... Read More »

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