Category Archives: Holidays

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Wilton Love Cake Pan

Nothing says “I Love You” like homemade baked goods – unless the pan literally prints the words right onto your cake. This Love Cake Pan from Wilton does just that. The pan is shaped in the form of the word “love” and features little hearts for the center of the “o” and the “e.” It does look like something that you might have doodled in ... Read More »

A History of Conversation Hearts

Tweet Me, Sweethearts

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day icon – and even if you don’t enjoy eating the powdery candies nowadays, you probably remember exchanging them with friends and your valentines as a kid.  A few companies make conversation heart candies these days, but the original are Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, made by NECCO. Sweethearts got their start in the 1860s, when the brother of NECCO’s founder, Daniel ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Some of the most iconic things associated with Valentine’s Day are conversation hearts. These little candies have been putting smiles on people’s faces with their messages for nearly 150 years. Their distinctive heart shapes and short, sweet messages are easy to reproduce on other mediums, as well as in sugar, which means that you can make conversation cakes, brownies or cookies for your own Valentine’s ... Read More »

5 Delicious Drinks for Holiday Celebrations

Caramel Apple Cider

Many people think about breaking out a nice bottle of champagne on a special occasion, and a glass of bubbly definitely has a festive feel to it, but champagne is a drink that you can toast to all year round and winter holidays deserve their own special celebration drinks that you won’t see much at any other time of the year. Hot Caramel Apple Cider ... Read More »

5 Treats to Bake with Candy Canes

Baking with Candy Canes

I get a lot of candy canes during the holidays. I like to hang them on my Christmas tree and stir them into my coffee and hot chocolate to give some holiday flavor to my drinks. Candy canes can also be a surprisingly fun ingredient to bake with. They are a great way to infuse a little bit of holiday spirit into baked goods or ... Read More »

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are one of the most classic and crowd-pleasing cookies out there. They’ve always been a staple of the Christmas cookie platter at my house, and since they are easy to dress up with colored sprinkles, they are usually a hit with the kids. I definitely remember rolling sugar cookie dough in all kinds of crazy colored sprinkles and decorations (some tasted better than ... Read More »

6 Great Gift Subscription Ideas for Food Lovers

Food Subscription Ideas for Food Lovers

Everyone loves to get something in the mail – particularly when that something is a big, tempting package to open and not just another bill. This is why gift subscriptions make fantastic presents: your giftee will get a new surprise every month when the next package arrives. There are some great services out there – both classic and creative – offering monthly subscription services that ... Read More »

Mini Santa Hat Cupcakes

Mini Santa Hat Cupcakes

I’m not sure that anything could be a more festive dessert for a holiday party than a big batch of these Mini Santa Hat Cupcakes. Each one of the mini cupcakes is topped off with a santa hat made of red and white icing that gives them a bright, festive look sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. I used a white chocolate cupcake ... Read More »

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