Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

In the mood for an apple dessert and don’t want to go to the trouble of baking a pie? Don’t have enough apples on hand to make a traditional apple crumble? If so, consider making baked apples instead! Baked apples are apples are stuffed with a filling that could include sweeteners, granola, dried fruit and nuts (to name just a few) and baked until they ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Baking Bites' Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Here at Baking Bites, I was very busy during 2016. I published over 180 new recipes, including recipes for desserts, savory goodies and even cocktails! If that wasn’t enough, I also shared a number of fantastic recipes and cooking tutorials over on the Craftsy blog! The start of a new year is a good time to look back on favorites from the past 12 months ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don’t Bother Me) Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don't Bother Me) Pie

When you think of molasses, you probably think of gingerbread and spice cakes. Molasses is a wonderful sweetener with a rich, bittersweet flavor that is often paired with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doubling down on spices, that isn’t the only way to enjoy molases. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men and women are classic holiday cookies that are both fun to make and fun to eat. I make a few batches every year, using both traditional gingerbread cookie doughs and sugar cookie doughs. Both of those recipes are made with regular wheat flour, which means that they’re not suitable for cookie-lovers that have dietary restrictions around wheat. But I firmly believe that no one ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Gingerbread Bundt

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Gingerbread Bundt

Spicy, sweet gingerbread is a classic holiday cake for good reason. You can make layer cake in any format, from a cupcake to a towering layer cake. The easiest way to go is to bake a bundt cake, which looks pretty enough for entertaining, but only requires the use of a single pan. I’m sharing my recipe for this Easy Gingerbread Bundt Cake over on ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: A Trio of Warm Holiday Drinks

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Holiday Drink Trio

I rarely serve hot drinks during the summer outside of coffee (which is with me year round!), but they become a regular part of my own evening routine and my entertaining routine over the fall and winter holiday seasons. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m sharing a Trio of Warm Holiday Drinks that are the perfect way to treat yourself or a cold ... Read More »

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 »

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