Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Brunch is one of my favorite meals, but it often involves a lot of last minute preparation if you are the one hosting it. Eggs, salads and baked goods all need to be prepared either just before people arrive, or just before you sit down to eat. You can help the eggs along by making a breakfast casserole, but you can save even more time ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

When I find that I have some leftover wine in my refrigerator, there are quite a few ways to use it up. You can add fruit juices and sweeteners to make a batch of sangria, you can use it in savory cooking or turn it into a delicious cake. Both white and red wines can be used in baking with surprisingly good results. My Sauvignon ... Read More »

10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Peeps

5 Amazing Easter Desserts to Make with Peeps!!

The weeks leading up to Easter are Peep season! I love marshmallows of all kinds and the colorful, sugar-coated Peeps are no exception. I’ve made cupcakes that are inspired by them, S’mores that use Peeps in place of “regular” marshmallows and even Peep-Infused Vodka – all in addition to eating them straight out of the package. Here are some fun facts about Peeps that you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Colorful funfetti cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to make. I started making them from a box mix when I was a kid and they quickly became my go-to cake for birthdays and other occasions. Fast forward a few years and I found I didn’t reach for cake mixes any more because I no longer had to. Instead, I could make my ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Pop Tarts

Pop tarts were a favorite on-the go breakfast item when I was a kid. I didn’t have them all that often, so the jam-filled pastries were always a treat. They’re also one of those foods that don’t taste quite as good as I remember them tasting when I eat them now. Fortunately, it is possible to make a very similar ┬ábreakfast pastry, from scratch, using ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Semi-Naked Cake Frosting Techinque

DIY Semi-Naked Cake

As someone who enjoys low-maintenance cake decorating, naked cakes are one of my favorite styles of cake to make. Naked cakes are layer cakes that have frosting between the layers, but not on the sides of the cake. They give you a nice cake-to-frosting ratio and are very on-trend right now. But they have a very casual look to them that you might not want ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are one of my favorite go-to recipes. They’re easy to make and they appeal to just about everyone. They can be topped off with any flavor of frosting – which means that it isn’t difficult to get chocolate-lovers to go for them – and they can even be eaten completely plain by those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There are ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add No New Cookies to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scouts Add Three New Flavors to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scout Cookie season is something that many of us cookie-lovers look forward to every year and it starts right after the holidays, with the first cookie sales getting underway in mid-January. The Girl Scouts mix up their cookie line up and add new cookies that offer regular customers something a little different almost every year. In the past, the Girl Scouts have added low ... Read More »

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