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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 »

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 »

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