Category Archives: Holidays

Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Cookie Bones, served with "Blood" Dipping Sauce

Halloween is the perfect holiday to play with your food and I try to take full advantage of that by coming up with creative, delicious desserts that are both a trick and a treat! My Vampire Cupcakes are a great example of a spooky snack that is a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat. These Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” ... Read More »

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Halloween is a great excuse to have some fun with your baked goods. This could include everything from throwing a bunch of leftover snack-sized candy bars into your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or creating some elaborately decorated cakes. I’ve found inspiration in vampires and in swamps before, but this time around I found inspiration in a classic Halloween candy and used its subtle flavors ... Read More »

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

When it comes to decorating cookies for Halloween, you have quite a few choices. You can use cookie cutters to produce ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and other holiday icons. Cookie cutters give you the outline, then it is up to you to bring your creations to life with a little bit of creativity and a lot of frosting. Just as with carving jack o’ lanterns, the ... Read More »

Colorful Red, White and Blue Desserts for July 4th

Red, White & Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

Some people like to go crazy with red, white and blue decorations to celebrate the 4th of July, and while it is fun to go crazy with patriotic colors when decorating, the celebrations are still always about the food for me. Fortunately, the fresh fruits and veggies available during the summer mean that 4th of July meals are often just as colorful as the decor. ... Read More »

5 Must-Make Memorial Day Desserts

Grilled Peach Sundaes

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the year) and a good excuse ... Read More »

Bourbon-Spiked Treats to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Mint Julep Sorbet

Mint JulepsĀ are the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, made with bourbon, sugar and mint and served over ice. They’re very refreshing and even tastier than their short ingredient list would suggest. If I’m planning to watch the Derby with friends, I always make sure that I have the ingredients on hand to make some, and I often end up making a bourbon-spiked treat to ... Read More »

7 Delicious Easter Dessert Ideas

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcake

Easter is a holiday that many people associate with deviled eggs, chocolate eggs and coffee cake, since it is a Sunday holiday that is marked by early morning egg hunts, candy-filled baskets and leisurely family time. I love deviled eggs and coffee cake as much as anyone, but they’re not the only Easter-appropriate foods out there. Serve the deviled eggs and put out the chocolate, ... Read More »

Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold, reviewed

Homemade Peeps

I was excited when I first saw the Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold because it looked like such an easy way to make your own look-a-like Peeps for Easter. Making homemade Peeps is fun, but it can be a bit challenging to get the shapes just right when you first start out, so a silicone pan that would do all the work for you seemed like ... Read More »

Scroll To Top