Category Archives: Holidays

Dimensions Mini Pumpkins Pan

Dimensions Mini Pumpkins Pan

Fall holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving prompt the creation of all kinds of shaped baking pans. While there are all kinds of pans available during the rest of the year, the number of pumpkin and other fall themed pans reflects how closely we associate certain icons with the fall and that many of us do more entertaining – from small dinners to big parties, ... Read More »

Monster Pops Cookie Pan

Monster Pops Cookie Pan, up close

The companies that make specialty pans and other baking accessories are getting more and more creative with the holiday ideas that the come out with, so where we once had just two pumpkin-shaped pans to choose between for Halloween baking, there is now a wide array of everything from Witch’s Fingers to 3D Skulls. This Monster Pops Cookie Pan from Wilton is just another fun ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Fall puts me in the mood for pumpkin desserts and an extra bag of Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows in my kitchen put me in the mood to make some pumpkin spice cereal bars. Homemade rice krispy treats were always a favorite of mine growing up, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to put some new flavor spins on them, such as Black and White ... Read More »

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies are the perfect cookie to make when you can’t decide what flavor you’re in the mood for. These cookies offer three flavors in one: peanut butter, chocolate chip and spicy dark chocolate. All three doughs work well together, but have distinctive enough appearances and flavors that they make for an unusually good – and unusually good looking – cookie. The vanilla chocolate chip ... Read More »

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan

Bone Cookie Pan

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative with baked goods. You can pretty much go all out with colors and unusual decorations – after all, when else would you see Zombie Cookie Cutters and a Witch Finger Shortbread Pan? This year, Wilton has come out with a spooky new design that will make a great addition to any Halloween bakeware collection. Their ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

Red, White and Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

For fans of blueberries, raspberries and other summer berries, it is hard to resist putting them into anything and everything you bake when they’re in season. So why try? Berries make a great addition to a cake, adding sweetness and a splash of color to anything you include them in. I incorporated lots of fresh blueberries and raspberries into this Red, White and Blue Berry ... Read More »

Chocolate Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

Chocolate Brunch Menu

Like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is a day that many people celebrate with gifts of flowers and chocolate, as well as by going out to eat. I prefer to stay in on Mother’s Day and have brunch at home. I know that I’ll get great food when it comes out of my own kitchen and you get to skip the hassle of eating out on ... Read More »

5 Great Baking Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is not always the most personalized holiday. A bouquet of flowers and a card, along with a trip out to brunch or dinner, is generally the extent of the celebrations. Flowers are always nice, of course, but what is even nicer is getting Mom a gift that she can really use and enjoy. For instance, The Baking Bites Cookbook is a great Mother’s ... Read More »

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