Category Archives: Holidays

Modern Tiki: How to Carve a Pineapple for Halloween

Carving a Pineapple For Halloween

Every year, I carve a few pumpkins for Halloween. While I enjoyed it as a kid, I think that I have even more fun with the carvings now that I’m an adult – probably because I now see pumpkin-carving as an art in and of itself, while as a kid I only saw it as one more obstacle between myself and going trick-or-treating. Since I’ve ... Read More »

Wilton Skeleton Cake Pan


I have a couple of skeletons in my closet – literally – that I bring out for Halloween every year. Wilton’s Skeleton Cake Pan offers just one more way to bring a little spookiness into your Halloween party preparations. The pan is approximately 13-inches long and has a detailed skeleton imprinted onto the base. When a cake is baked in the pan, you can see ... Read More »

Slasher Movie Cupcakes

Scary Movie Snacks: Slasher Flick Cupcakes

These slasher flick-inspired cupcakes are the perfect treat for any horror movie fan. Bake them for a Halloween party or a screening of your favorite scary film!! Read More »

Tovolo Spooky Monster Cookie Cutters

Tovolo Spooky Monster Cookie Cutters

Halloween is such a fun holiday for baking. Not only do you get to play around with all the delicious flavors of fall, but you get to play around with funky garnishes, outrageous colors and offbeat designs that you wouldn’t use the rest of the year. A great example of this is the set of online here) from Tovolo. The set includes one round cookie cutter ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Pumpkin Pie Bars

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin pies are always a good dessert option in the fall. I find that I tend to make them when I’m hosting a dinner party or other more “formal” gatherings. When I want a more casual dessert, I bake up pumpkin pie bars instead. The bar-version of pumpkin pie comes together quickly and can be cut into many small pieces, which translates into a fantastic ... Read More »

Have We Reached the Pumpkin Spice Peak?

Have We Reached the Pumpkin Spice Peak?

Fall has always been a season of pumpkin, apples and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger are used in so many fall favorites that we have come to associate them with the holiday season every time we taste them. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of spices that uses these very spices. It’s a handy ingredient to have in the kitchen because it really streamlines ... Read More »

7 Red, White and Blue Desserts to Serve for the 4th of July

Colorful Red, White and Blue Desserts for the 4th of July!

Backyard barbecues and fireworks are two of my favorite things about the 4th of July, in addition to the opportunity to spend a fun night with friends and family. I always make sure to put out some desserts that are just as colorful as those fireworks. Colorful desserts, whether you’re using all-natural red and blue berries for color or a dash of food coloring, make ... Read More »

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