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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 »

Black and Orange Halloween Whoopie Pies

Black and Orange Halloween Whoopie Pies

Halloween celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, from massive haunted houses that attract visitors from all over to small parties that involve friends, family and costumes. Some elements of Halloween are always the same, no matter what size party you are throwing, and that includes the fact that black and orange are unquestionably the signature colors of the holiday. Adding a splash of black ... Read More »

Black and Orange Cake Tutorial on Craftsy

Craftsy Black and Orange Cake

Black and orange are the official colors of Halloween, and being generous with them when you’re decorating cakes and cupcakes is a good way to turn an ordinary cake into one that is perfect for a spooky celebration! Lately, I’ve been making quite a few ombre cakes, but black and orange contrast a little too much to use that exact technique for frosting a cake. ... Read More »

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