Category Archives: Holidays

Holiday Hotlines Offer Baking Help

Crisco Pie Hotline

When the holidays come around, many people start to do more entertaining than usual. When problems arise in the kitchen, it is easy to pick up the phone and call your mom, mother in law, grandmother, father, or any other member of your family who can cook to give you some last minute advice. But it’s good to have a backup plan in place if ... Read More »

5 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts Besides Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin pie is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, but it isn’t the only pumpkin dessert option out there. There are times when you might want to serve something besides the traditional pie – or times when you don’t want to risk bringing the same pie to a party that three other people are delivering. Fortunately, there are many sweet and spicy pumpkin dessert options ... Read More »

5 Pies You Should Bake for Thanksgiving

Cannoli Pie

I always have a pumpkin pie at my Thanksgiving dinner because it’s something of a tradition for my family. We’ve always had a pumpkin pie – and this works out well for me, since I am a big pumpkin pie fan. But not everyone likes pumpkin pie as much as I do, so I always have at least one other dessert to serve at Thanksgiving ... Read More »

Spooky Spider Cider

Spooky Spider Cider

While I was out shopping for last minute Halloween decorations, I saw a neat little bottle for sale that read “Spooky Spider Cider” on the label. I loved the look and brought it home to accessorize my Halloween centerpiece. I also liked the idea of a real Spooky Spider Cider to serve as an after dinner drink on Halloween, when you need something hot to ... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Foodies

"I vant a cupcake" Halloween Pumpkin

I have always loved carving pumpkins. As much as I love the candy and the treats, sitting down with a big pumpkin is still one of my favorite parts of Halloween. For years, I stuck to straightforward jack o’lantern faces until one faithful year when I decided to try to up my game by incorporating a foodie twist onto my pumpkins. Now, I’m not an ... Read More »

Brain Panna Cotta with Raspberry Filling

Panna Cotta Brains

Most restaurants don’t put brains on their menu, and most of us don’t cook them at home, either. But for Halloween I wanted to make an exception and put brains on my dessert menu – Panna Cotta Brains with Raspberry Filling. These delicious desserts are an elegant take on the zombie aesthetic and are a wonderfully weird dessert to serve for Halloween. The exterior of ... Read More »

Zombie Graveyard Cake

Zombie Graveyard Cake

Zombies are popular in the movies, on tv and even in the candy aisle. I’ve noticed that zombies have become a popular theme for Halloween candies, from gummies to marshmallows to candy bars. In the movies, zombies tend to be pretty realistic looking and the “gross” factor is high. In candy form, zombie-themed treats are a lot more colorful and a lot more fun. Dark ... Read More »

6 Filled Halloween Cupcakes and Other Tricky Treats

Brain Cupcakes Collage

Halloween is about tricks and treats, although the tricks usually only manifest themselves as scary costumes and people play up the sweets. I still like to get in a little trick once in a while and I do that in the form of filled cupcakes and other treats. These sweets have a surprise inside that really makes them stand out from other Halloween goodies. They ... Read More »

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