Category Archives: Holidays

6 Must-Make Sweet & Savory Memorial Day Dishes

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the year) and a good excuse ... Read More »

6 Wonderful Coffee Cakes for Mother’s Day Brunch

Coffee Cake Recipes for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out, whether you go out for brunch or for dinner. Personally, I’m partial to brunch whether I’m eating in or going out for it and that is largely because I love coffee cake so much and will take any excuse to bake and eat one! These coffee cakes will get your Mother’s ... Read More »

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes to Celebrate Easter

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes for Celebrating Easter

Carrot cake is one of my traditional bakes around Easter. As much as I love chocolate, I always like to serve a dessert (both at brunch and dinner) that doesn’t have chocolate in it to offer an alternative to, or a break from, the richness of Easter basket candy. These cakes and bakes all contain carrot and are wonderful desserts any time of the year, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The yeasted, spiced buns are decorated with a little cross as a symbol of Easter, though I know more than a few friends who simply consider them to be a yummy part of spring. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for my Easy, No-Knead Hot Cross Buns that will make a ... Read More »

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The fluffy, spiced buns are made with a yeasted dough and typically include mix-ins like currants, raisins and candied citrus. They are one of those recipes that I only make once every year – and there are times that I skip them because I just don’t have the time. These Hot Cross Bun Muffins are a ... Read More »

Peeps Filled Delights Triple Chocolate & Vanilla Caramel Brownie, reviewed

Peeps Filled Delights Triple Chocolate & Vanilla Caramel, reviewed

Peeps are one of the most recognizable Easter candies out there – and that should be no surprise, since the marshmallowy treats have been around for decades. In recent years, we’ve seen a variety of colors and flavors be added to the Peeps lineup, including different shapes for holidays throughout the year. One new item I spotted this year are Peeps Filled Delights, which have ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

The color green is closely associated with St Patrick’s Day and that makes it a great opportunity to play with food coloring and infuse some color into your desserts! Red velvet cake is one of the most colorful desserts out there and, this year, I started with that classic recipe as a base to create this Green Velvet Bundt Cake – and I’m sharing the ... Read More »

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Shamrock Shake Cupcake

Shamrock shakes are the bright green, vanilla and mint flavored milkshakes that McDonald’s rolls out for St Patrick’s Day every year. The shakes have something of a cult following, even among people who aren’t usually getting milkshakes at McD’s. These Shamrock Shake Cupcakes are inspired by the seasonal shakes and are a fun dessert to serve up around St Patrick’s Day. The cupcakes are buttermilk ... Read More »

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