Category Archives: Holidays

Baking Bites’ Last-Minute Thanksgiving Prep Posts

Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving is now right around the corner and, if you’re like me, there is always something that you leave until the last minute. Sometimes I forget to buy cranberries, sometimes I haven’t decided how I’m going to cook the turkey. Whatever that last minute problem is, these posts will help you troubleshoot anything that pops up – though if you did forget something at the ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2015

Baking Bites' Pie Week 2015

I eat pie all year round, but the fall and winter holiday baking seasons are definitely prime time when it comes to pie and I bake it a lot more often this time of year. For the past few years, I’ve been heading into the holidays by celebrating Pie Week and this year is no exception. I’ll be adding new pie-related posts all week and ... Read More »

Leftover Candy Corn Cookies

Leftover Candy Corn Cookies

Billions of candy corn are bought in the weeks leading up to Halloween but, like other Halloween candies, not all of those candy corn will get eaten before we start filling our kitchens with food for next couple of holidays. I like candy corn and it rarely goes to waste in my house. When I do have some leftover, however, I will come up with ... Read More »

10 Easy Halloween Baking Ideas

Slasher Cupcakes for Horror Movie Fans

Halloween is largely about scares and sweets – at least, it certainly is in my book. I enjoy breaking out a variety of spooky decorations and taking my baked goods over-the-top for Halloween parties and other seasonal events. Halloween is a fun holiday and you should take that same attitude towards your desserts. These easy Halloween baking ideas, from cupcakes to cookies, will make sure ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms, reviewed

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms, reviewed

Pumpkin pie spices have been making their way into a wide variety of products over the past few fall seasons with no signs of slowing down. While the combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves has long been associated with pumpkin pie, I tend to think that it was the proliferation of pumpkin pie spice lattes that gave people a hint of other ways that these ... Read More »

Vampire Whoopie Pies

Vampire Whoopie Pies

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of all vampire-related things, especially if those things happen to be vampire-themed Halloween treats! I’ve made cookies, cupcakes and even pancakes before! I recommend serving them all at your next Halloween party, but if you have to narrow it down to just one treat, you might want to opt for a batch of my Vampire ... Read More »

How to Make Edible Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

How to Make Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

Halloween goodies should be creepy, spooky and – above all – very delicious. I always get caught up in the Halloween spirit with my baked goods and have put together some pretty crazy desserts over the years, such as slime-filled cupcakes and vampire cookies. I love to bring in some colors that help give the desserts a little extra Halloween personality and opt for vivid ... Read More »

Modern Tiki: How to Carve a Pineapple for Halloween

Carving a Pineapple For Halloween

Every year, I carve a few pumpkins for Halloween. While I enjoyed it as a kid, I think that I have even more fun with the carvings now that I’m an adult – probably because I now see pumpkin-carving as an art in and of itself, while as a kid I only saw it as one more obstacle between myself and going trick-or-treating. Since I’ve ... Read More »

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