Category Archives: Holidays

Halloween Skeleton Cookie Cutters

Halloween Skeleton Cookie Cutters

Skulls and bones can be great designs for Halloween cookies. I’ve made them many times over the years, carefully piping the details of little bones onto cookie cutouts with a tiny-tipped piping bag. The results are great, but the process is time consuming and it is helpful if you’re watching a Halloween movie to pass the time as you work. Most skeleton cookie cutters just ... Read More »

Limited Edition Candy Corn Oreos, reviewed

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Candy Corn Oreos are limited edition Oreos that Nabisco first released for Halloween in 2012. They were such a huge success that they sold out of stores within a few weeks of their release and well before Halloween actually came around. I love to bake cookies n’ cream flavored desserts and am always curious to give limited edition Oreos a try to see how they ... Read More »

Wilton Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan

Wilton Mini Skull Pan

Big cakes can make a big impact on the dessert table, and Nordic Ware’s large Skull Cake Pan is certain to grab your attention, but smaller cakes can be easier to bake, serve and eat and you can get just as much creepiness on your Halloween dessert table with Wilton’s Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan. The nonstick pan has eight cavities, four each for the ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Williams-Sonoma Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for. The decorations can be silly or spooky, as simple as placing a few candy corn on top of a cupcake or as elaborate as baking a cake in the shape of a skull. I am always on the lookout for new ways to add a little excitement to my Halloween decorations and these Williams ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Skull Cake Pan

NordicWare Skull Pan

Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns are everywhere as Halloween approaches and people get in the mood to make and eat some creepy treats. Nordic Ware released a Skull Cake Pan┬áthat is a great way to blend your desserts with Halloween decorations by turning a cake into a spooky centerpiece. The cake pan is made of heavy duty cast aluminum and has a nonstick interior, so your cake ... Read More »

A Spicy, Summer Grilling Menu for Labor Day

Border Grill Glaze Ribs with Pineapple Salsa

There is no rule that says you have to put your barbecue away after Labor Day, but is often considered to be the last day of the summer grilling season as they days start to get shorter, the weather starts to get (a little) cooler and kids go back to school. I don’t put my grill away at Labor Day, so mine doesn’t make its ... Read More »

How to make Red, White and Blue Swirl Whipped Cream

Colorful Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a great way to top off just about any dessert. It is sweet and light, just as good for breaking up the intensity of chocolate cake as it is to bringing some richness to a bowl of strawberries. The white is a good contrast for the colors of many desserts, but when you are looking for a colorful dessert, you might want ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Panna Cotta

4th of July Panna Cotta

Since the 4th of July comes right in the beginning of the summer, it tends to be a hot holiday, one that you celebrate by hanging out around the pool, going to the beach or sipping from a huge pitcher of homemade iced tea while relaxing in the shade. It’s not the kind of day when you want to fire up the oven and get ... Read More »

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