Category Archives: Holidays

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 »

5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day

5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day

The Tuesday before Lent is known as Shrove Tuesday. The day is also known as Pancake Day and is a holiday that you don’t need to be religious to enjoy celebrating. The tradition arose from the need to use up perishible ingredients like butter, milk and eggs that were not supposed to be eaten during the period of Lent, and pancakes seemed like a great ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies

I love making chocolate treats for friends and family around Valentine’s Day. Sure, there are a lot of great chocolates out there that you can buy to celebrate (and indulge) the holiday, but there is always something a little more special about homemade goodies. Chocolate truffles, which are easy to make and always delicious, are a natural choice if you’re looking for a homemade treat. ... Read More »

6 Homemade Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Valentine's Day Funfetti Layer Cake

I believe that any food made with love can make a great Valentine’s Day treat for those who are special to you, even if it is something as simple as a batch of marshmallowy cereal bars. But taking a little bit of extra time on a special snack or favorite dessert will make your treat extra special. Valentine’s Day Funfetti Cake (above) is an impressive ... Read More »

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

I recently picked up a package of the Valentine’s Day-themed Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreos to try and found that the cookies exceeded my expectations. One of the things that made the cookies work so well is that the combination of chocolate and strawberry is a winner in any format you find it and the filling had a pronounced berry that contrasted nicely with the bittersweet chocolate ... Read More »

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