Homemade Pumpkin Spice Extract

Baking Bites' Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Vanilla Extract

In the fall, pumpkin spice is everywhere. It is in the coffee drinks at your favorite coffee shop, in your pies, your cakes and your ice creams. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of the spices typically used to season a pumpkin pie. It includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, through it can also include ingredients such as cardamom, allspice, orange and anise. This spice ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Panettone, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Panettone

I just can’t seem to stop myself from buying every pumpkin and pumpkin spice item available at Trader Joe’s this season. I attribute this to the fact that I love pumpkin and pumpkin spice, as well as to the fact that I’ve rarely seen so many pumpkin-infused products in one place at one time before. Trader Joe’s went all-out this season, with everything from cookie ... Read More »

Wilton Spiderweb Cake Pan

Wilton Spiderweb Cake Pan

There are many images that we associate with Halloween: jack o’ lanterns, haunted houses, black cats and – of course – plenty of spiderwebs. The idea of a creepy crawly spider (especially the large, colorful Halloween variety) running around the house is a spooky one and Wilton Spiderweb Cake Pan plays on this particular Halloween fantasy very well. This is a two piece set that ... Read More »

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie


As much as I love pumpkin pie and my recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Pie, I don’t always like to make the exact same pie recipe year-in and year-out because I start to get a bit bored. I’m always looking for different ways to enjoy pumpkin in my desserts and that spirit of adventure has led me to treats like Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cake and Chocolate ... Read More »

Bake Happy

Bake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more

If you need to put a smile on someone’s face, bringing them some homemade baked goods is one easy way to do it. This is especially true when the baked goods in question have an extra element of fun to them, such as rainbow-colored sprinkles or a surprise filling. In┬áBake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more, you’ll find ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Trader Joe's Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Wine, whiskey and other spirits have long been aged in wood barrels, but barrel aging is on-trend right now and that means that people are starting to experiment with aging different products. For instance, I’ve had barrel-aged beer and barrel-aged cocktails (and you can buy your own kits for doing this at home) at various restaurants and bars. But barrel aging doesn’t start and stop ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Pumpkin spice lattes get a lot of press during the fall. As a liquid stand-in for pumpkin pie, it is not surprising that they get so much press! That said, adding pumpkin-flavoring to a beverage isn’t the only way to warm it up for fall. This Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha is a very easy-to-make drink that is sure to satisfy your seasonal drink cravings. The ... Read More »

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Pumpkin desserts tend to jump into the spotlight when fall rolls around, but apple desserts never go out of style during the season. Whether you’re talking about apple pies, breads or muffins, apple desserts are always crowd-pleasers. Apples are often paired with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sometimes to the point where the natural sweetness of the apple is dominated by the flavor of the ... Read More »

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