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How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick at Home from Baking Bites

Everyone loves edible homemade gifts, whether you’re talking about a batch of homemade cookies, cakes, pies or even extracts. One of my favorite homemade gifts in the past has been my Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, which I’ve been making for years and packing up with cute mugs for holiday gifts. For a real chocoholic, though, it doesn’t get any better than Homemade Hot Chocolate On ... Read More »

Big, Chewy Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Big, Chewy Vanilla Sugar Cookies

I love a good sugar cookie but, unfortunately, find that many of them aren’t all that good. I’ve had a lot of sugar cookies are bland and dry – and after eating a lot of boring cookies, it’s not hard to see why many people consider sugar cookies to be boring! Sugar cookies may be simple, but they should not be boring and these Big, ... Read More »

Cheesecake Stuffed Eggnog Pound Cake

Cheesecake Stuffed Eggnog Pound Cake

Holiday desserts deserve to be a little bit over-the-top, whether you’re talking about elaborately iced sugar cookies or a layer cake. The holidays usually mean that we all have a little bit of additional incentive to make our desserts impressive, whether we simply have time off of work and a few extra hours to play around in the kitchen or we have a house full ... Read More »

Roasted Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Roasted Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Cranberries are a delicious and colorful addition to many baked goods and there are a couple of different ways to use them. Cranberries can be used raw – and are available fresh and frozen, depending on the time of year you are buying them – for a bright, tart flavor. Dried cranberries are a good option when you want cranberry flavor with more sweetness than ... Read More »

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

When you think of holiday cookies, you might picture a batch of sugar cookies that is decorated with layers of icing and sparkling sanding sugar. Elaborately decorated cookies can be fun to make and to serve, but they’re not the only type of holiday cookie out there. These¬†Soft Maple Spice Cookies are a simpler cookie that still captures some of those delicious holiday flavors, but ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin pie gets more time in the spotlight than any other pumpkin dessert, but there are many delicious pumpkin options out there and this Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust is an excellent alternative to plain ol’ pie. The cheesecake combines the natural sweetness of pumpkin puree with the addictive tang of cream cheese, yielding a dessert that has a nice balance between the two and ... Read More »

Crazy Crust Cranberry Sauce Pie

Crazy Crust Cranberry Pie

“Crazy crust pie” is a style of pie that I discovered on the back of one of my grandmother’s recipe cards. Instead of making a traditional crust, you prepare a buttery batter and layer lots of fruit on top of it. That batter transforms into a “crazy crust” in the oven, somewhere between cake batter and shortbread, that provides a wonderful contrast for a wide ... Read More »

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