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6 Sweet & Savory Pancake Recipes to Make on Pancake Day

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Pancake Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, is the Tuesday before Lent, the period of fasting and prayer that preceeds Easter in many Christian traditions. The idea behind the day is that people went out of their way to indulge in certain foods that they would not be able to eat during Lent. These foods include butter, milk and eggs ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Funfetti Cake

Valentine's Day Funfetti Cake

Funfetti cakes have been one of my favorite types of cake for celebrations for years. The colorful cakes are easy to make and never fail to put smiles on the faces of anyone being served a slice. They’re typically made with rainbow sprinkles, but by using holiday-specific sprinkles, you can tailor your funfetti cakes to suit any occasion. This Valentine’s Day Funfetti Cake is made ... Read More »

5 Easy-to-Make Homemade Holiday Treats for Last-Minute Gifts

Hot Chocolate on A Stick

You don’t need to fight traffic at your local mall or scour the internet for free shipping coupons when you can make a memorable holiday gift in the comfort of your own kitchen! These are some of my favorite giftable treats to make during the holidays. They’re all easy and delicious. You might need to run to the grocery store to pick up any ingredients ... Read More »

6 Holiday Cookies to Make Before Christmas

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a magical time of year – particularly if you enjoy baking, as it is peak cookie-baking season in many (if not most) kitchens across the country. I make dozens of cookies during the holidays and like to make sure that I infuse some of the holiday spirit into each and every batch. You’re probably going to be doing some baking of your ... Read More »

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

December is one of the biggest baking months of the year, as the holidays inspire just about everyone to do a little bit of baking. Holiday baking requires the same basic tools as everyday baking, such as mixing bowls, measuring cups and spatulas, but there are some tools that are a little bit handier during the holidays than they are any other time of the ... Read More »

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 »

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