Category Archives: Holidays

5 Perfect Peep Desserts to Make for Easter

Easter Peeps S'mores Dip

Peeps are the best selling non-chocolate Easter candy out there and they have been beloved by sweet-toothed consumers since the 1950s. As a marshmallow fan, I always enjoy munching on colorful Peeps right out of the box around Easter, but they’re surprisingly fun ingredients to work with and you can make some great desserts using them. So pick up a few packs of Peeps before ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Irish Coffee, Three Ways

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most popular coffee cocktails that there is. The drink was invented nearly 80 years ago, by an Irish chef who combined whiskey and coffee for a drink that would really take the chill off in cold, damp Irish winters. The drink was such a hit that news of it traveled back to the US, where several bartenders tried to ... Read More »

10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Peeps

5 Amazing Easter Desserts to Make with Peeps!!

The weeks leading up to Easter are Peep season! I love marshmallows of all kinds and the colorful, sugar-coated Peeps are no exception. I’ve made cupcakes that are inspired by them, S’mores that use Peeps in place of “regular” marshmallows and even Peep-Infused Vodka – all in addition to eating them straight out of the package. Here are some fun facts about Peeps that you ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Marshmallow peeps are a treat that I always look forward to when Easter comes around. While the chick-shaped marshmallows are available nearly year-round these days, I still associate them with the spring and that is when I enjoy them the most. In addition to marshmallow chicks, you can make other chick-shaped goodies that will bring the spirit of spring into your kitchen. The Nordic Ware ... Read More »

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 »

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