Orange Chiffon Cake with Sparkling Cranberries
When I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday, I know there's going to be a little more butter and cream in the mashed potatoes. The cornbread stuffing will have an extra dose of love (read: bacon fat ) and I'll help myself to second servings (maybe thirds) of my mom's famous garlic cheese
Salted Caramel Eggnog Shooters
It's hard to believe we're getting ready to bid November farewell. I can almost hear those sleigh bells jingling, can you? When it comes to party fare, I'm always searching for the perfect bite that will satisfy guests and make them feel special. But since it's also the busiest time of year - ...
Classic Apple Pie
Thanksgiving day preparations are in full swing around these parts, and the Mister and I have more dinner invites than we can shake a stick at. My contribution to the feast(s) will likely be dessert, so I figure now is a great time to brush up on my pie-making technique. It's also feels good to ...
Adorable Acorn Cookies for the Etsy Blog!
Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely autumn and baking up a storm. I've been a busy baker myself, finding inspiration in steaming mugs of cider, leathery fallen leaves and watching scant snow flurries dance around in the porch light. I love finding inspiration close to home, and these ...
Black Truffle-Pistachio Chocolate Cake
There's no shortage of inspiration when it comes to using classic fall flavors in my baking. I love cinnamon spiced apples, anything pumpkin-filled and I've been dreaming of what to do with a fat butternut squash that's been sitting on my kitchen counter for a good two weeks now. But after sampling
Confetti Cupcakes with Cake Batter Frosting for Three!
I'm super excited about today's blog post because, not only do I get to share confetti cupcakes with you (which are my favorite !), but we're also having a virtual baby shower! My blog buddy Jessica of How Sweet It Is will welcome her new baby in December, so a whole bunch of us food bloggers are
Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownie Mountain
It's that time of year again when we're all staring down a bowlful leftover Halloween candy and feeling some ambivalence. We certainly can't eat it all , right? But tossing out perfectly good candy is not an option. This year I decided to put my leftovers to good use and make something that's truly
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