How to Make Sugar Skulls for Day of the Dead
I adore all things Halloween - the costumes, the candy, the spooky decor - so each year I try to post something special here to celebrate. The past two years I've created movie-inspired cakes (see here and here ), but this year I'm doing something a little different. Recently my best friend created
Dusty Bones Sugar Cookies
Boy, October seems to be flying by too fast! There are all kinds of things I'm still trying to squeeze in before Halloween - pumpkin carving, pie baking, costume-making - and I'm determined to not let it all go by without celebrating to the fullest. I've been enjoying the recent box of goodies that
Candy Corn Tuxedo Cake
It's been brought to my attention that I'm a candy girl in the truest sense. Meaning, I like all candy. Meaning, I like candy that most people don't like. Just last weekend I was getting major side-eye from the Mr. for eating candy corn and black licorice at a party. Turns out, that candy was meant
Pretzel Broomstick Appetizers for the Etsy Blog!
Hi friends! Halloween is fast approaching, so today I'm sharing a SUPER simple recipe for witchy pretzel broomstick appetizers on the Etsy blog. They'll elevate your Halloween party table to a whole new level of cute, and they only require two ingredients! Hop on over for all the details and ...
Pumpkin Bavarian Crepe Cake
I just love a good Bavarian cream. Remember this cake I made two years ago? Yeah. That's still one of my favorite recipes of all time. I usually make a molded white chocolate Bavarian each year at Christmastime, but I'd never considered making one during autumn months. I mean, with all the warm ...
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Cakelettes with Coconut Whipped Cream
I hadn't planned on blogging this recipe, but it's just so darn good that I decided to go ahead and share. Last week I was asked to create a smash cake for a baby's first birthday, and it had to be dairy-free. I used a simple egg-free vanilla cake recipe with vegetable oil as the fat instead of ...
Baby Chocolate Bundt Cakes for Fair Trade Month!
Hello October! After a humid summer here in the southern US, temperatures have finally cooled. To me, the world feels more awake and invigorated! The sky seems bluer, the landscape sharper, and the pugs are frisking in the brisk fall air. We are truly in our happy place! Along with cool weather and
Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milkshakes and a Seriously Delish Cookbook Giveaway!
My favorite thing to do most evenings is to curl up with a good cookbook, a snack, and my two canine bookends . It's something I've always loved to do even before I started blogging, and not much has changed except that many of the cookbooks in my bedside pile are from my blogging peers! One of my
Apple Cider Caramel Bars with Smoked Maldon Salt
This morning I was roused from sleep by a little pug burying himself under our bed linens. For the first time in many months the air in our bedroom was chilly. It was such a strong and obvious change, that I shouldn't have been surprised to discover that today is the autumnal equinox - happy first
How to Bake Hard Candy Shot Glasses
I know a lot of people who shy away from making hard candy, and I understand why. First, there's the boiling hot syrup that sticks to skin like napalm (been there, not fun!). And second, clean up isn't exactly easy. Pots and pans with stuck-on hard candy will sometimes take hours to soak clean. ...