Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

6 Non-Pie Desserts to Try This Thanksgiving

French Apple Cake

Pie is always a part of my Thanksgiving tradition, but it’s not the only dessert I serve because I love to have options. It’s fun to have variety and multiple desserts ensures that every guest you have is going to get something they like. Non-pie desserts are also a good option if you’re taking a dish to a family member’s house for the holidays, as ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

I always have buttermilk in my fridge because it is a great ingredient to bake with. It has a wonderfully tangy, buttery flavor that tenderizes cakes, pancakes and other goodies. Another delicious dish you can make with buttermilk is Buttermilk Pie, an old fashioned pie that is worth buying buttermilk for even if you don’t use it as often as I do. I’m sharing my ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Apple butter is a type of fruit spread made by cooking apples with sugar until the fruit breaks down and turns into a very smooth, butter-like (hence the name) preserve. Apples take a while to break down and cooking apple butter on the stovetop can be a time-intensive process. Instead of standing over my stove all afternoon, I prefer to pack the apples into my ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: You’ll Want to Try This Vinegar Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Vinegar Pie

Pies come in all kinds of delicious flavors, from apple to lemon to peanut butter. Every flavor can be delicious, but sometimes it is the unexpected flavors that can really impress you. Vinegar is an unexpected pie ingredient, but it is the star of this unusual Vinegar Pie recipe, which I’m sharing over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) right now. This is an old ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pumpkin Curd

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pumpkin Curd

If you thought that rich, velvety fruit curds could only be made with citrus, think again. This silky smooth Pumpkin Curd is a more seasonal take on a “traditional” fruit curd, and I’m sharing my recipe over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) this weekend. The pumpkin curd, like a pumpkin pie filling, starts with a good quality pumpkin puree. I like to use canned ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Candied Apples

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Candied Apples

Candied apples are one of the most beautiful treats you can serve during the fall holiday season. They’re stunning to look at, a fresh apple with a crisp, glossy layer of sugar hugging its surface. They’re also surprisingly easy to make, as long as you have a little patience and a candy thermometer. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make Classic ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Fall Morning Muffins

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Fall Morning Muffins

The pumpkin spice latte is a fall favorite for many coffee lovers. Man cannot live by lattes alone, however, so you are going to want to pair your favorite fall beverages with some delicious fall foods. These hearty muffins are ideal for mornings where there is a bit of a chill in the air. They’re generously spiced and loaded with¬†carrots, coconut and oatmeal, all of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries, 3 Ways

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries

Nothing says breakfast like a tempting spread of pastries and that is exactly what makes hotel buffets and other large-scale breakfasts so appealing. When it comes to danishes, though it is easy to make a tasty version of them at home, in a variety of different shapes,¬†and take your next brunch from good to great! These danishes start with puff pastry, rather than a laminated ... Read More »

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