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How to Make Edible Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

How to Make Homemade Blood (for Halloween Cake Decorating)

Halloween goodies should be creepy, spooky and – above all – very delicious. I always get caught up in the Halloween spirit with my baked goods and have put together some pretty crazy desserts over the years, such as slime-filled cupcakes and vampire cookies. I love to bring in some colors that help give the desserts a little extra Halloween personality and opt for vivid ... Read More »

Maple-Scented Popovers

Maple-Scented Popovers

Most popovers are fairly plain and get most of their flavor from whatever is accompanying them, whether it is a rich, meaty stew or a generous slathering of chunky fruit preserves. While they are tasty on their own, they primarily exist to help you eat other foods – much like dinner rolls. But even though most popovers aren’t flavored, that doesn’t mean that they can’t ... Read More »

Reduced Guilt Mexican Chocolate Brownie Pie

Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownie Pie

  I’m not one to shy away from sweet desserts and most of my recipes use sugar, honey or maple syrup as sweeteners. There are times – such as when I am cooking for family members who prefer a lower calorie dessert, or if I simply want a “reduced guilt” option after dinner – when I work with recipes where I can swap out a few ingredients so ... Read More »

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle

Pumpkin is a fantastic ingredient to bake with. Like bananas – another popular baking ingredient that is usually used as a puree – pumpkin is versatile. Not only does it make an excellent pie filling, but its high moisture content and mild sweetness translate well to all kinds of baked goods, from breads to cakes. These Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle might not be ... Read More »

Slasher Movie Cupcakes

Scary Movie Snacks: Slasher Flick Cupcakes

These slasher flick-inspired cupcakes are the perfect treat for any horror movie fan. Bake them for a Halloween party or a screening of your favorite scary film!! Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Pumpkin spice lattes are so popular during the fall – whether you are drinking them at Starbucks or one of the many other coffee shops that offers a similar flavor – that, for many, their appearance on menu boards is what officially kicks off the season. As a pumpkin pie fan, I do enjoy the drinks and, this year, I made my own Pumpkin Spice ... Read More »

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Extract

Baking Bites' Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Vanilla Extract

In the fall, pumpkin spice is everywhere. It is in the coffee drinks at your favorite coffee shop, in your pies, your cakes and your ice creams. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of the spices typically used to season a pumpkin pie. It includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, through it can also include ingredients such as cardamom, allspice, orange and anise. This spice ... Read More »

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie


As much as I love pumpkin pie and my recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Pie, I don’t always like to make the exact same pie recipe year-in and year-out because I start to get a bit bored. I’m always looking for different ways to enjoy pumpkin in my desserts and that spirit of adventure has led me to treats like Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cake and Chocolate ... Read More »

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