Category Archives: Holidays

Check out the gingerbread gallery!

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the Baking Bites Gingerbread Cookie Contest. Judging will begin after midnight, so you still have a couple of hours to work on your cookies if you haven’t entered yet! And whether you’re going to actively participate or not, please take a few minutes to check out the mouthwatering and creative submissions at the contest ... Read More »

Foodie Gift Idea: Personalized Chef Jacket

custom chef's jacket

Let’s face it: most of us at-home chefs and bakers don’t have much use for a chef’s jacket. Most of the people I know don’t even bother with an apron (unless it’s a really cute one), relying instead on a conveniently placed kitchen towel or two. But if you love to cook, there is something undeinably appealing about a chef’s jacket. They look good and ... Read More »

Eggnog Cupcakes

eggnog cupcakes

‘Tis the season for eggnog, that nutmeg-spiced, custardy, boozy beverage that is so popular around the holidays.¬†It tastes delicious and is oh-so-rich. The richness, unfortunately, keeps me and most of my friends from drinking more than a very small serving at a time. To further enjoy that eggnog flavor, I decided to turn the drink into a batch of holiday cupcakes. My first impulse was ... Read More »

Only a few days left for the Gingerbread Cookie Contest!

mr and mrs claus

The deadline is rapidly approaching for entries to the Baking Bites Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Contest, so there is no better time to make up a batch of dough and decorate a few of your own to enter! To enter, just take a few photos of your gingerbread cookies and upload them to the official contest Flickr gallery. All photos should be in by December 18th. ... Read More »

Holiday gift wrapping for foodies

who wouldn't want to see this under the tree?

Looking for a way to dress up a cookbook, or other present for a favorite food lover? Try “garnishing” your package with a little kitchen accessory of some kind. This package pictured here contains a cookbook – don’t worry, it has already been delivered and unwrapped, so I’m not ruining any surprises by telling you it is a copy of this book – but as ... Read More »

Foodie Gift Idea: Personalized Pans

While there are tons and tons of kitchen gadgets and toys that make great gifts, it can actually be quite tricky to buy for someone who loves to cook or bake. The really practical tools that every cook must have are probably already in your giftee’s kitchen, and you’re taking a chance by buying the more unusual ones, as they might actually go unused and ... Read More »

Gingerbread baking accessories

gingerbread baking stuff

¬†Clearly, gingerbread has been a theme here at Baking Bites for most of the month thanks to the gingerbread cookie contest currently going on (one more week to submit your cookies!). The obvious gingerbread accessory is a gingerbread man cookie cutter, either whole or prebitten, depending on how traditional you like your cookies to be. Another favorite of mine is the gingerbread man pan. Simply ... Read More »

Oven-Baked Latkes

crispy, baked latkes

It’s traditional for fried foods to be served during Hannukah, celebrating oil in memory of the miracle (a small amount of lamp oil lasting for eight days instead of just one) that started the holiday. Latkes and sufganiyot (doughnuts) are two of the most popular items, staples at just about every Hannukah party/celebration. Both are tasty, but I am a particular fan of latkes. The ... Read More »

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