Category Archives: Holidays

Wilton Easter Cookie Pan

Wilton Easter Cookie Pan

Easter is always a good time to find whimsical, spring-themed bakeware to add to your collection, and Wilton’s new Easter Cookie Pan is a perfect example. These cookie pans have been becoming increasingly popular over the past few years. They have shallow cavities with a distinct shape or design to them that you can simply press cookie dough (or brownie batter, etc.) into and bake. ... Read More »

5 Delicious St Patrick’s Day Baking Ideas

Shamrock Chocolate Cookies

St Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday that is know for its desserts or baked goods. Corned beef and cabbage are a little more likely to be what people looking to celebrate gravitate towards. But there are many delicious baked goods that are perfect for St. Pat’s, including both sweet and savory dishes, as well as those made with and without the help of a little ... Read More »

Chocolate Stout Sheet Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

There are many flavors that pair well with chocolate. Coffee is one, and it is often included in chocolate cakes to bring out some of the darker notes of chocolate. Believe it or not, but dark stout is another. These dark beers often have an intense malty flavor and an almost chocolate-like profile to them, and they can enhance the bitter and malty notes that ... Read More »

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

The Tuesday before Lent begins is known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and – somewhat less officially – Pancake Day. Lent is a period of fasting in many Christian traditions, so the day before it started was a time when people set out to use up all the milk, butter, eggs and other items that they couldn’t eat during Lent. Buttery crepes or pancakes that ... Read More »

5 Uses for Leftover Panettone

Panettone French Toast

For many, panettone is a staple of Christmas celebrations. It is a lightly sweetened yeast bread that is traditionally served around Christmas in Italy. The bread is rich with butter and eggs, and is packed with dried fruits and candied citrus. The fluffy texture, as well as its sweetness, put it somewhere between a bread and a cake. The beautifully packaged breads also make popular ... Read More »

Merry Christmas 2011!

Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

It wouldn’t be Christmas morning with a big mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows – preferably Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows! Hope that your holiday is filled with hot chocolate, cookies and all kinds of other goodies. Merry Christmas everyone! Read More »

What’s your favorite holiday treat to bake?

The holidays are all about traditions and, for most of us, that tradition includes baking. Even people who don’t use their oven at all the rest of the year often pull out an old favorite recipe and bake a batch of cookies before Christmas. Of course, I’m going to be an advocate for baking year-round, but there are definitely some treats that only pop up ... Read More »

Holiday Cookie Stamps, reviewed

Holiday Cookie Stamps

There are plenty of ways to decorate cookies. They can be shaped and sliced, rolled and cut with cookie cutters, topped with sprinkles or spread with frosting. Cookies can also be stamped with designs, and the Holiday Cookie Stamps from Williams Sonoma are a fun way to decorate cookies for the holidays. The stamps are made of cast aluminum (produced by Nordic Ware) and feature ... Read More »

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