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Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Hollow Easter Egg Ornaments

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Hollow Easter Egg Ornaments

When we decorate eggs for Easter, we usually use hard boiled eggs. Hard boiled eggs are not only delicious when you go to eat them, but they are easy to decorate and dye. Unlike fresh eggs, for instance, hard boiled eggs will sink when you dip them into liquid egg dyes, allowing for a deep and even color treatment. My favorite way to prepare Easter ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in the religious aspect of the holiday can appreciate the uniquely seasonal candies that are also Easter traditions, such as bright yellow Peeps marshmallow chicks and fondant-filled Cadbury creme eggs. These Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes combine these rich ... Read More »

5 Delicious Irish Cream Treats for St Patrick’s Day

Delicious Irish Cream Treats for St Patrick's Day

Irish cream is a delicious liqueur that is both a great treat to enjoy when celebrating St Patrick’s Day and when you want to do a little Irish-inspired baking. The liqueur is made with a base of Irish whiskey and usually has a flavor that blends chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Some brands, like Bailey’s, make several flavored versions of Irish cream, as well. I do ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Irish cream is one of my favorite liqueurs. In fact, I have even been known to make my own Homemade Irish Cream around St Patrick’s Day. The sweet, creamy liqueur has a hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla in it – along with a generous amount of Irish whiskey – and it is an excellent flavoring for coffee drinks and baked goods, pairing particularly well ... Read More »

One Cookie Dough, Three Christmas Cookies

Versatile Christmas Cookie Dough

It’s always a lot of fun to eat Christmas cookies, where you might have several different types of cookies on the same plate to choose from. Making Christmas cookies is a lot of fun, too, but there are times when you simply don’t have time to make batch after batch of cookies because you’re entertaining friends and family or running out to do some last ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is one of those drinks that you only hear about in old fashioned stories and Christmas carols. I have yet to attend a holiday party where it has been served, and most people don’t even seem to know what hot buttered rum is. So, what is hot buttered rum? It is a drink that starts with a base of butter, sugar and ... Read More »

Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Over the course of the past several years, ugly Christmas sweaters have transformed from the gift that you hide in the back of your closet until your sweet-but-not-up-on-current-trends-great-aunt comes to visit into a bold, fun fashion statement. There are even stores (lots of stores) devoted entirely to ugly Christmas sweaters. If you would like another way to show your appreciation for this particular trend, look ... Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Buttery pound cake is always welcome in my kitchen. Pound cakes don’t usually get too “dressed up” for the holidays and are served quite plain, more often than not. There are few things that I enjoy better than a great vanilla pound cake, but pound cakes actually make a fantastic canvas for many different flavors. Their dense, tight crumb will support the weight of all ... Read More »

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