Category Archives: Holidays

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 »

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 »

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