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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Bring some extra color into your 4th of July entertaining by preparing these stunning red, white and blue cocktails for your party guests. These cocktail recipes are featured in a post on Colorful 4th of July Cocktails over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!). The cocktails are all tropical drinks with a rum base, a nod to my love of tiki drinks, and the fact ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes with Swirled Frosting

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes

The Fourth of July is a colorful holiday, where we bring red, white and blue into all kinds of decorations for cookouts, picnics and other parties. I love incorporating colors into my desserts, and the Fourth of July is no exception. I often reach for red and blue food coloring, however I will opt for all natural coloring options – such as fresh or freeze ... Read More »

5 Delicious Donut Recipes for National Donut Day

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

National Donut Day is June 5th and it is a good excuse to eat a donut or two – even though I rarely need an excuse to indulge in a donut! Many donut shops, both local stores and large chains (including Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme) celebrate with discounted or even free donuts, but homemade donuts are also a wonderful way to celebrate. These are ... Read More »

7 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The most popular meal for Mother’s Day is brunch, and even restaurants that don’t usually offer a brunch menu tend to roll one out just for that day. Brunch is a fun meal, one where you can eat cake (coffee cake) alongside savory dishes in a way that you don’t usually do at lunch or dinner. The lines are long when you go out for ... Read More »

How to Make Sprinkle-Covered Easter Eggs

How to Make Sprinkle-Covered Easter Eggs

I always enjoy decorating eggs for Easter, even if I’m not planning on doing much Easter entertaining. I decorated eggs every year growing up, and now it’s part of my own Easter tradition. I enjoy making traditional dyed eggs, but I’m also always on the lookout for new ways to decorate my eggs. These Sprinkle-Covered Eggs are a fun, funky way to repurpose old sprinkles ... Read More »

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 »

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