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Bloody Brain Cupcakes

Bloody Brain Cupcakes, innards

Mmm…. brains… Zombies have an appetite for brains – and it turns out that I do, too, at least if you’re talking about these Bloody Brain Cupcakes! They’re the perfect dessert for a spooky Halloween party or just for feeding fans of the Walking Dead. They’re pink cupcakes decorated with pink frosting “brains” and filled with just the right amount of oozy filling to make ... Read More »

Pumpkin Flan

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Pumpkin Flan is a delicious pumpkin-centric dessert that offers a little something different than pumpkin pie – although it isn’t all that different from pie filling when you think about it. The flan is made with a mixture of eggs, pumpkin puree, spices, milk and sweetened condensed milk. The difference between the flan and a pie filling is the proportion of those ingredients. Flan doesn’t ... Read More »

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes

October is when I like to get into the Halloween spirit by baking up spooky sweets and creepy cakes. October isn’t just about Halloween, however. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are all kinds of campaigns out there to raise awareness about breast cancer – which impacts 1 out of every 8 women in the US – and encourage people to work ... Read More »

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthdays are usually celebrated with cake, cupcakes and other baked goods. I typically serve coffee with my cakes, but birthdays are special occasions and deserve something a little bit more special. You could make coffee more special by serving cappuccinos or something, of course, but I took a more “grown up” track and created a batch of Birthday Cake Cocktails – topped with rainbow sprinkles ... Read More »

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread

It’s no secret that I can’t get enough pumpkin desserts in the fall. I don’t eat them much any other time of the year, so I don’t think I need to apologize for going a little pumpkin-crazy every once in a while, either. I do like to play with other flavors along with my pumpkin – like cheesecake and coffee – to keep things interesting ... Read More »

Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies

Plum and Grape Hand Pies

Grapes are in season during the fall, but don’t get used as much in baking as some other end of summer and fall fruits. Grapes can actually be a fantastic fruit to bake with because they have a lot of natural sugar, so they become very tender and especially sweet when they are cooked. In these Plum and Black Grape Hand Pies, I combined fresh ... Read More »

Count Chocula Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Count Chocula Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream is exactly what it sounds like: ice cream that tastes like the milk that is left behind after eating a bowl full of cereal, preferably a sugary cereal. The idea was popularized at Momofuku Milk Bar, where it is made with caramelized corn flakes in milk. I don’t know about you, but as a kid I always thought that chocolate cereals ... Read More »

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic English dessert. The traditional version of the recipe calls for a steamed date cake that is drenched in toffee sauce after cooking. The result is a cake that is moist, sweet and – of course – very sticky. I am a big fan of sticky toffee pudding because I love the richness of it, and it is hard to ... Read More »

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