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Homemade Frappula Frappuccino

Homemade Frappula Frappuccino

Last year, Starbucks added a spooky drink option to their regular menu for only a couple of days before Halloween: the Frappula Frappuccino. The ice blended drink sported a vampire bite that looked very much like the bites I’ve added to my vampire-inspired Halloween cupcakes and whoopie pies. This year the popular coffee chain added the Frappula back to the menu for a few days, ... Read More »

Candy Corn Scones

Candy Corn Scones

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, candy corn is a fixture of the candy aisle during the Halloween season. I happen to fall on the “pro candy corn” side of the issue and enjoy both snacking on them and including them in seasonal treats. If you’re a candy corn fan, too, this recipe for Candy Corn Scones offers up an unusual way to get ... Read More »

Molasses Bourbon Sandwich Cookies

Molasses Bourbon Sandwich Cookies

This year, I was again honored to serve as a judge at the Los Angeles County Fair for some of their baking competitions. The bakers who come to the fair are always incredibly creative and picking out the best recipe is not an easy task. Fortunately, I don’t mind a tough job! One of the contests that I judged this year was the Gold Medal ... Read More »

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes

A slice of warm apple pie is hard to resist, so it’s no surprise that they are one of my top comfort foods. Apple pies do have a few drawbacks, however. They need to be served with a plate and fork, and they’re not always easy to slice up for a big crowd. Since I do a lot of entertaining in the fall, I tend ... Read More »

Harvest Spice Old Fashioned

Harvest Spice Old Fashioned

The old fashioned is a classic cocktail that is generally made with bourbon, sugar and bitters. Those simple ingredients produce a flavorful drink, and also serve as a great jumping off point for variations on the theme. When you go to a cocktail bar, you’ll probably spot some twist on this drink on the menu and it is just as easy to put your own ... Read More »

Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings

Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings

The beauty of bread puddings is that they are easy to make and can be made in almost any flavor with just a few simple tweaks to the basic recipe. While I often use simply milk or cream in my bread puddings, I decided to mix things up by making Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings this time around. These single-serving bread puddings are sweet, without being ... Read More »

Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin butter is a velvety smooth fruit butter that is a staple in my kitchen in the fall. It is a great addition to english muffins or biscuits for breakfast, and I’ve been known to add a spoonful to ice cream, as well. Pumpkin butter combines with biscuits in this ultra-easy brunch recipe recipe to make Pumpkin Butter Pull Apart Bread. This bread was an ... Read More »

Fudge Monster Cookies

Fudge Monster Cookies

Making desserts for Halloween is tremendously fun. It’s a holiday where you not only have the license to indulge in all kinds of desserts and candies, but where you have permission to go for crazy decorations, wacky food colors and other fun touches that aren’t usually found in dessert. Great examples of this include my Zombie Graveyard Cake, bloody Shortbread BonesĀ and Cupcakes from the Black ... Read More »

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