13 Adorable Treats to Sweeten Up Your Easter

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These desserts are adorable, delicious, and best of all…

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…Bunny Approved.


Easter Nest Cupcakes 

Recipe here by Taming Twins

 

Chocolate Cheesecake Eggs 

Recipe here by Raspberri Cupcakes

 

Oreo Sheep

Recipe here by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

 

Reese’s Easter Chicks

Recipe here by I Heart Naptime

 

Easter Bunny Bark 

Recipe here at The Decorated Cookie 

 

Peeps S’mores Skillet 

Recipe here by Delish

 

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Recipe here by Life Made Simple

 

Lemon Cake with Fudgie Bunny Center

Recipe here by She Said

 

Easter Chocolate Chicks 

Recipe here by AO Life

 

Spring Chick Cake Pops

Recipe here by Bakerella

 

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Recipe here by Itsy Bitsy Foodies

 

Easter Pudding Pops with Surprise Bunny

Recipe here by She Knows

 

Carrot Top Cupcakes

Recipe here by Hungry Happenings 

 

Happy Cupcake Day!

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There’s something magical about a cupcake. Something that brings you back to your childhood. Maybe it’s the size, how it fits so perfectly in the palm of your hand. Maybe it’s the symbol, setting the stage for party and celebration. Or maybe it’s just that it’s so darn delicious, the perfect ratio of moist cake to sweet topping!


Try some of these adorable holiday cupcake ideas!


Christmas Light Cupcakes

Recipe here by Baked Bree


Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe here by Just a Taste



Rudolph Cupcakes

Recipe here by Crafty Morning


Christmas Tree Cupcake Centerpiece

Recipe here by Teaspoon Living

13 Chocolate & Gingerbread Recipes You Must Try This Season!

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Having company over for the holidays? Nothing will fill your home with warm & cozy holiday spirit more than the heavenly smell of freshly baked gingerbread and chocolate!

Gingerbread Cake with White Chocolate Ganache 

Recipe here by Cooking with Ruthie


 

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

Recipe here by Cooking Classy

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting (gf)

Recipe here by Life Made Sweeter

Gingerbread Biscotti with chocolate & Sea Salt

Recipe here by Savory Tooth


 

White Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Recipe here by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


 

Gingerbread Cookie Bark

Recipe here by Kleinworth & Co.


 

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Scones

Recipe here by Amy’s Healthy Cooking


 

Frozen Gingerbread Hot Chocolate 

Recipe here by My Fussy Eater


 

White Chocolate Gingerbread Poke Cake

Recipe here by Julie’s Eats and Treats

 

Gingerbread Macarons with White Chocolate Ginger Ganache

Recipe here by Alana Bread


 

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe here by Handle the Heat


 

Chocolate Gingerbread Toffee Cake

Recipe here by My Recipes


 

Gingerbread White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn 

Recipe here by Whole and Heavenly Kitchen 


 

Ps I heard Gingerbread cookies are one of Santa’s favorites! 😉

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Have a Gingerbread Recipe on your blog?

We’d love for you to share it here! 

Tis the Season for Everything Peppermint!

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Move over Pumpkin Spice, it’s Peppermint Season! 

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13 Chocolate & Peppermint Desserts for the Holidays

Peppermint Brownie Trifle

Recipe here by Inside BruCrew Life


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints 

Recipe here by The Gold Lining Girl 


Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Recipe here by Two Peas and Their Pod


Chocolate Peppermint Silk Brownie Bars

Recipe here by Gourmande in the Kitchen 


Chocolate Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe here by Sugar Hero


Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti 

Recipe here by Back for Seconds


Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake 

Recipe here by Delish


Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake 

Recipe here by Lil Luna


Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe here by Epicurious


Chocolate Peppermint Peeps Cake

Recipe here by Life, Love, and Sugar


No Churn Chocolate Chip Peppermint Ice Cream

Recipe here by Cincy Shopper


Chocolate Peppermint Log

Recipe here by Taste of Home


Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcake

Recipe here by Baker by Nature


13 Chocolate Christmas Recipes for National Cookie Day

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C is for Cookieand Christmas, AND Chocolate!

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We’re celebrating National Cookie Day with 13 of our favorite holiday cookies. 

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

Recipe here by Inside Bru Crew Life

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Reese’s Cup Leg Lamp Cookies

Recipe here by Delish


Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Recipe here by Crazy for Crust


Rudolph Cookies

Recipe here by Your Cup of Cake


Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Christmas Trees

Recipe here by The Java Cupcake 


Dark Chocolate Almond & Orange Lace Cookies

Recipe here by My Jerusalem Kitchen


Chocolate Chip Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Recipe here by OMGChocolateDesserts


Chocolate Peppermint Iced Cookies

Recipe here by Baking a Moment

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Marshmallow Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Recipe here by Smart Schoolhouse 

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Sea Salt Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe here by Cookies and Cups

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Triple Chocolate Melt-Aways

Recipe here by A Treat’s Affair


Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies 

Recipe here by Chocolate with Grace


Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Cookies

Recipe here by Tammilee Tips

NOW is the Time to Make Homemade Vanilla for Your Holiday Baking

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In just a couple short months, it will be holiday baking time. This year, upgrade the flavor. Instead of using generic store bought vanilla flavoring, make your own extract.

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Making homemade vanilla extract is ridicuously simple!  The recipe below is the basic recipe.  Here, we use vodka as the base, but you can use other liquors, such as rum or brandy. 

For the beans, we’ve chosen the Madagascar variety, for that classic rich vanilla flavor.  Feel free to vary it up, for your own signature blend.

 

 

Ingredients:

A 750ml Bottle of Vodka (any brand, 80 proof)

10 Madagascar Vanilla Beans ( I got mine here on Amazon).

A glass jar for storage.

 

1.  Slice the vanilla beans horizontally, exposing the seeds. Place the beans into the bottle.

 

2. Fill the bottle with Vodka, and give it a shake.

That’s it! It’s that simple.

 

 

Shake up the bottle a few times a week.  Your Vanilla Extract will be useable in 1-2 months, just in time for holiday baking! It’s best to make a batch as soon as possible. The longer it ages, the more intense the flavor. 

 

 

Top off the bottle with alcohol as needed to keep an ample supply on hand. 

 

Happy Baking!

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13 Sophisticated Ice Cream Toppings

We’re raising the bar for National Fudge Sundae Day.

 

There’s nothing wrong with the classic sundae you grew up with, complete with hot fudge and a cherry. But, if you really want to splurge, it’s time to explore some new mature flavor combinations… meaning, it’s time to upgrade your kiddie sundae.

 

Think of a scoop of ice cream as a blank canvas. 

Now, add a sprinkle of WHAM

A couple spoonfuls of POW. 

A dollop of BANG.

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And suddenly you’ve discovered your new comfort food.


 

13 Sophisticated Adult Ice Cream Toppings


Brandied Cherries 

Recipe

 

Toasted Coconut

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Cacao Nibs 

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Chocolate Sunflower Seeds

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Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

Recipe

 

Candied Orange Peel

Recipe


Salty Espresso Cocoa Almonds

Recipe here

 

Triple Berry Compote

Recipe

 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle

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Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

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Chocolate Covered Bacon

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Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce

Recipe here

 

Bourbon Chocolate Whipped Cream

Recipe

 What ingredients make up your favorite sundae?