Category Archives: Holidays

Sweet Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

Chocolate Cupcakes and Red Velvet Cupcakes

When you think about watching sporting events, you probably think about eating savory snacks because they’re something that you can munch on easily throughout a one, two or three hour game. When it comes to watching a big game like the Super Bowl, those snacks can turn into a feast with dishes like nachos and guacamole, veggies and yogurt dip, chicken wings and homemade chili. ... Read More »

Valentine Cookie Sticks Pan

Heart Cookie Stick Pan

This new Valentine Cookie Sticks Pan from Wilton has a strange sounding name, but the pan actually allows you to easily bake some very unique cookies that are a lovely way to bake up some sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. The pan has eight long, shallow cavities that each look like a series of hearts. You simply drop or press your cookie dough into the ... Read More »

Last Minute Holiday Gift: The Baking Bites Cookbook

Baking Bites Kindle Cover

A cookbook is always a great gift for the baker in your life. Not only is there something out there for everyone, but there are so many new cookbooks being released all the time that your baker is sure to need a new addition to his or her collection. My 2013 Cookbook Gift Guide is a great place to start if you have time to ... Read More »

How To Make A Christmas Lights Cake

Christmas Lights Cake

During the holidays, I feel a lot more inspired to go over-the-top with cake and cookie decorations. I want to make desserts that are just as vibrant as all those decorations that you’ll find on a Christmas tree. In fact, those twinkling strings of tree lights were the inspiration for this Christmas Lights Cake! The design is very simple and makes a cake with a ... Read More »

Gingerbread House Bundt Pan

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Building a gingerbread house is a very traditional way to celebrate the Christmas season. Gingerbread house construction, however, can be a little bit challenging because all those pieces have to line up just perfectly to allow the house to stand up on its own for decorating! An easier alternative is to use a pan that creates the gingerbread house for you, like this Gingerbread House ... Read More »

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake, interior

I love chocolate and peppermint around the holidays, and juding by the number of Peppermint Mochas and Peppermint Bark that I see in coffee shops and stores, almost everyone likes to see this combination this time of year, as well. Instead of making another batch of peppermint bark to showcase these two flavors, I decided to make something a little bit more dramatic looking this ... Read More »

Cookbooks for Bakers, The 2013 Gift Guide

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Every year, I add a whole bunch of new cookbooks to my collection and I enjoy every single one of them. I love getting new cookbooks and I know that the same can be said for every cook and baker out there. Cookbooks can inspire us to try out new flavors or learn new techniques, and even though people may be switching to digital books ... Read More »

Favorite Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

It wouldn’t be the holidays without eggnog at my house, but you’ll find my fridge stocked with homemade eggnog rather than store bought ‘nog most of the time. Homemade eggnog has a much fresher flavor to it, and you can control the sweetness so that it suits your tastes perfectly. I’ve made many different eggnog recipes in the past, from very traditional uncooked eggnogs to ... Read More »

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