Category Archives: Holidays

Baking Bites’ Last Minute Thanksgiving Guide!

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is looming and you have stocked your kitchen with everything that you need to make the big dinner a success. You have a plan and you’re ready to head into the big day worry-free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The reality for most of us is that we spend the day before Thanksgiving looking up recipes because we want to double check that we have ... Read More »

Baking Bites For Craftsy: A Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Side Dish

Baking Bites' Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes almost always make it on to my Thanksgiving table. Sometimes, I serve up Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter instead of traditional mashed potatoes. Other times, I simply roast them. If you are looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes at your holiday table, look no further than my Simple Sweet Potato Souffle (free recipe!!) on the Craftsy blog. The souffle ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is always a welcome choice of dessert for Thanksgiving, but there are times when you want a pumpkin dessert besides pumpkin pie at your holiday table. My suggestion? Try baking up a Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding instead of that pumpkin pie. This bread pudding is rich and moist, made with a pumpkin custard base that is loaded with plenty of pumpkin pie spices. ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

I often make cornbread around Thanksgiving, both because cornbread goes well with most Thanksgiving dishes – such as turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. – and because cornbread makes an excellent stuffing. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix is a new product that the grocery store released for the holiday season that caught my eye because it combines cornbread and pumpkin, both holiday favorites for me. The ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2014

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2014

Pie is one of my favorite desserts and I eat it year-round. That said, I definitely kick my pie baking into high gear around the holidays. Pies are a staple dessert at just about all of my holiday celebrations – I even serve them at brunches! To celebrate the start of the holiday pie season, I’ll be focused on pie tips, pie recipes and more ... Read More »

5 Amazing Desserts to Make with Leftover Halloween Candy

Milky Way Midnight Lava Cake

The day after Halloween is a day that most of us realize that our kitchens are full of tiny candy bars. Whether we bought extra to give out to costumed kids or your kids brought home a few tubs full themselves, the candy bars are there. They keep for a long time in their snack size wrappers, so you can munch your way through them ... Read More »

Wilton Severed Finger Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Wilton Severed Finger Halloween Royal Icing Decorations

Halloween is about both tricks and treats, and when you can get both of those things into one package, you know that you’re on to something! Wilton’s Severed Finger Halloween Cupcake Toppers look amazingly realistic and are a fun/scary decoration to incorporate into your Halloween baking. The fingers are made of dried royal icing and come in a package of 10. The package includes fingers of different ... Read More »

Halloween Treats for Zombie Fans

Panna Cotta Brains

Vampires, witches and ghosts are all popular Halloween monsters, and they have been for many years. Zombies have been a popular Halloween option since at least the days of Night of the Living Dead, but with the popularity of The Walking Dead, zombies are more popular than ever. Whether you’re looking for a scary dessert for a Halloween party or simply want to serve up ... Read More »

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