Category Archives: Holidays

Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Wilton Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Pan

Over the course of the past several years, ugly Christmas sweaters have transformed from the gift that you hide in the back of your closet until your sweet-but-not-up-on-current-trends-great-aunt comes to visit into a bold, fun fashion statement. There are even stores (lots of stores) devoted entirely to ugly Christmas sweaters. If you would like another way to show your appreciation for this particular trend, look ... Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Cranberry Pistachio Pound Cake

Buttery pound cake is always welcome in my kitchen. Pound cakes don’t usually get too “dressed up” for the holidays and are served quite plain, more often than not. There are few things that I enjoy better than a great vanilla pound cake, but pound cakes actually make a fantastic canvas for many different flavors. Their dense, tight crumb will support the weight of all ... Read More »

Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

Kitchen Tool Snowflake Ornaments

I love to decorate for the holidays – and I don’t just limit myself to traditional decorations. This often means bringing a lot of color into my kitchen and into my baked goods, with batches of Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies and Christmas Swirled Snowball Cookies. I also like to bring elements of my kitchen into my holiday decorations by picking out ornaments, nutcrackers and other ... Read More »

5 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey Pot Pie

After Thanksgiving dinner is done, you can count on having leftovers the next day. There might even be enough leftovers for a few days! It can be fun to heat up a second plate full of turkey, potatoes and stuffing, but it is easy to get bored when you put the exact same food on your plate meal after meal. There are many other ways ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Last Minute Thanksgiving Guide!

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is looming and you have stocked your kitchen with everything that you need to make the big dinner a success. You have a plan and you’re ready to head into the big day worry-free. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The reality for most of us is that we spend the day before Thanksgiving looking up recipes because we want to double check that we have ... Read More »

Baking Bites For Craftsy: A Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Side Dish

Baking Bites' Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes almost always make it on to my Thanksgiving table. Sometimes, I serve up Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter instead of traditional mashed potatoes. Other times, I simply roast them. If you are looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes at your holiday table, look no further than my Simple Sweet Potato Souffle (free recipe!!) on the Craftsy blog. The souffle ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie is always a welcome choice of dessert for Thanksgiving, but there are times when you want a pumpkin dessert besides pumpkin pie at your holiday table. My suggestion? Try baking up a Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding instead of that pumpkin pie. This bread pudding is rich and moist, made with a pumpkin custard base that is loaded with plenty of pumpkin pie spices. ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread Mix, reviewed

I often make cornbread around Thanksgiving, both because cornbread goes well with most Thanksgiving dishes – such as turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. – and because cornbread makes an excellent stuffing. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cornbread Mix is a new product that the grocery store released for the holiday season that caught my eye because it combines cornbread and pumpkin, both holiday favorites for me. The ... Read More »

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