Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: One-Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking Bites for Crafty: One Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

A good carrot cake should be moist and tender, as well as loaded with lots of shredded carrot, generously seasoned with spices and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are great for dessert, but carrots can be used in other baked goods, too. These Carrot Cake Muffins are a a breakfast version of carrot cake that is perfect for springtime brunch – ... Read More »

You Won’t Believe What You Can Bake With This One Secret Ingredient!!

6 Delicious Recipes That All Have Secret Ingredients

I’ve seen so many articles with titles just like this one, promising baking success with one “secret ingredient” or one “weird trick.” These sorts of headlines are known as “click-bait” because a lot of the content doesn’t match up to the hype of the headline. I’ve long associated them with gossip blog articles, though these days they seem to be just about everywhere. While I ... Read More »

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 »

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