True to what Rubyellen says at Cakies, these red velvet cupcakes in a jar “will be heartbreaking to eat, as it is so pretty, but it is so yummy!” What a creative and beautiful way to give cupcakes as a gift. No need to worry about them falling sideways during the transport, or smushing […]
From the kitchen of Our Best Bites, comes a confession: “My name is Sara, and I am a sugar cookie snob. I’m not afraid to admit it anymore!” With that bold of an introductory statement, I’m figuring that this is a girl who knows her cookies! Until about 2 years ago, I didn’t eat sugar […]
Here’s a simple recipe for a lovely dessert. Check out these fanciful Chocolate Covered Cherries from Bakers Royale. They are so simple and so very beautiful. It’s amazing what just a drizzle of dark chocolate over white chocolate can do to dress up a desert. If you’re anything like me and tend to forget to plan ahead, […]
Every now and then, I go through a serious smoothie phase. I’ll put just about anything in a blender—fruit, veggies, coconut milk, yogurt, spices. I have never considered oatmeal, however. Not until I saw this great recipe from Martha Stewart for Oatmeal Smoothies. If you don’t have time to cook oatmeal in the morning, why not have […]
A great twist on a classic three layer chocolate cake….
Do you remember when News 10 invited my blog to stream directly through their food and drink section? I am so glad I did because this opportunity has opened so many doors for me. News 10 invited me to be a live guest on their show, Sacramento and Company last month to show viewers how […]
It’s hard to improve upon something as perfect as ice cream on a stick… but the people at Stoyn did it! These celebrity ice cream popsicles are made in Russia from all natural products and ingredients. Take one look and you’ll realized these aren’t your run-of-the-mill frozen treats. Fun and unique ice cream popsicle shapes like […]
Do you ever feel the need to take a class before you embark on the task of baking and decorating a great cake? Well look no further! Real Simple has taken care of it for you with this awesome Guide to a Beautiful (and Delicious!) Cake. You’ll find everything you need from choosing frosting and […]
I don’t know about you but I think fudge can be one of the trickiest things to make. Cook time, consistency, temperature… it’s enough to keep me away from the stuff! So when I saw this recipe for Cookie Cutter Fudge from Betty Crocker I thought it was too good to be true. It looked […]
Christmas Broken Glass Jello by Food Librarian.
If you like carrot cake you’re going to love these Best Ever Carrot Cake Cupcakes! Paula from Half Baked has done her homework and after searching for literally the BEST carrot cake cupcake recipe out there, she came up with a winner. A flavorful batter that includes cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg is an amazing start […]
What’s better than a mint oreo cookie? A mint oreo truffle from the inspiration of Amandeleine! Crushed up oreos, cream cheese, and mint bathed in white chocolate and dusted with cookie crumbs…yes, please! As she says, “These certainly are a guilty pleasure. Small, delicious and easy to consume? That’s what guilty food pleasures are made […]
I’ve seen my fair share of chocolate frosting recipes but this one from Our Best Bites just might take the cake. This Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting recipe is made with copious amounts of chocolate, butter, heavy cream, plus a few other supporting actors. This simple but decadent frosting is sure to please any crowd. With […]
Marshmallows are to hot chocolate as icing is to cake. You can’t have one without the other. Part of the joy of making a cup of hot cocoa is adding the marshmallows. Just admit it; whether you like to pile them into the cup before you add the cocoa or drop them in one at […]
Salt and chocolate: always a winning combination. Add some gooey caramel and you’re in for a treat. These Rolo Turtles from So Wonderful So Marvelous combine the crunch and salt of pecan and pretzel with the smooth and sweet of chocolate and caramel. They are a perfect easy treat to take along to a […]
What an exquisite cookie!
I can’t think of a tastier holiday combination than sugar and cranberries….
I don’t know whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing to love peppermint and chocolate during the holiday season! Then again, maybe it doesn’t matter because I eat peppermint and chocolate all year round, and this way I’m just surrounded by savory recipes and treats at every turn. I love it! Culinary […]