Category Archives: Holidays

5 Great Pies for Thanksgiving

Not sure what to make for your Thanksgiving dessert? The options are almost endless because there is no wrong way to end a Thanksgiving meal. That being said, pie is traditional and I know at least a few people who would throw a minor fit if it wasn’t an option. I just love pie in general, so any reason to have pie is a good ... Read More »

The Baking Bites Cookbook for the holidays

It’s not always fun to stand in lines and debate over which sweater your great aunt, who never fails to send you a lovely gift, would prefer to get, but it is fun to exchange gifts with friends and family and enjoy the looks on their faces when they open something you know they’ll love. And if your loved ones are into cooking and baking, ... Read More »

Bacon, Pumpkin and Pecan Stuffing

Bacon, Pumpkin and Pecan Stuffing, plated

I think that the name Bacon, Pumpkin and Pecan Stuffing alone should be enough to sell almost anyone on giving this tasty stuffing recipe a try. I love making stuffing for Thanksgiving and will often make several batches in the weeks leading up to the big holiday to fine tune my recipes and try variations. This is one of them. I’ve put sausage in stuffing ... Read More »

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Ninjabread Men

When regular gingerbread men become a little too cutsey and cliche for your holiday baking, it is time to upgrade to Ninjabread Men. These adorable – by which, of course, I mean tough and masculine – Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters feature a trio gingerbread men in karate poses. They work just like regular cookie cutters and you can decorate them however you like, but you ... Read More »

Skeleton Chef and Cupcake Spider Jack o’ Lanterns

Cupcake Spider Pumpkin

I’m always inspired to bring a foodie element into my Halloween pumpkin carving and my pumpkins this year were no exception. My first creation was a Skeleton Chef, a skull with a little chef’s hat on top. I wish I had had a slightly larger pumpkin to give me a little more room for the hat, but the finished effect was still both cute and ... Read More »

Halloween Pancake Molds

Halloween Pancake Molds

Vampire bats, jack o’ lanterns and haunted houses. These are just a few of the icons that you see pop up every Halloween, and they make up the set of Halloween Pancake Molds from Williams Sonoma. The cooking store usually releases a new set every year, with different designs, but these have a nice mix of shapes to them and it’s fun to see something ... Read More »

10 Great Halloween Baking Ideas

Halloween Candy Baking

Creepy, crawly, spooky and sweet all make an appearance at Halloween. It is the time of year to be indulgent and even a little bit over the top, as we break out unusual food colors to infuse black and orange into treats and try to think of new ways to use up tons of leftover snack sized candy bars besides patiently munching through the bag. ... Read More »

How to make a pumpkin-shaped cake

Pumpkin Cake

There are several ways to make a pumpkin shaped cake for fall entertaining, whether you want a cake jack o’lantern for Halloween or a simple spice cake that doubles as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. The easiest option is to buy a pumpkin-shaped pan. This is all well and good if you have space to store one during the off season, or simply plan on baking ... Read More »

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