Holiday Baking

Soft Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Put down the cookbooks! I have found the perfect Christmas cookie. Bold words, I know. But hear me out. First of all, they’re cute. Some might even say “cute as a button.” Second, they’re packed with holiday flavors like cinnamon, ginger, molasses, chocolate […what? chocolate is an every-time flavor!], and orange zest. Third, one batch…

Oatmeal Walnut Butterscotch Pie

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Thank you to Diamond of California for sponsoring this post. As usual I have a lot of blah blah and yadda yadda about the recipe down below, but if you’re in a pre-Thanksgiving rush and would like me to cut to the chase, here are the bullet points you must know about this gorgeous pie:…

Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Thank you to Foodie.com and Glam Media for sponsoring this post. Pumpkin pie? Yawn. Apple pie? Snore. Pecan pie? Stop it right now. No offense, but what your boring Thanksgiving needs—and I’m telling you this as a friend—is Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake. We have enough fruit and nuts stuffed in pastry crusts, we need some…

Cranberry Orange Trifle

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Thank you to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of trifles. They have all of the benefits of a layer cake—Big portions! Robust cake-to-frosting ratio! Gorgeous presentation!—without most of the actual work of assembling and frosting a layer cake. They’re the lazy cook’s…

Skull Cake for Dia de los Muertos

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Halloween is over, but please don’t put away those sweet teeth just yet! We’re still in the midst of celebrating Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican holiday honoring those who have died), and here in Los Angeles, the party is happening all weekend. So why not take a break from eating that leftover Halloween candy…

Doughnut Hole Monster Eyeballs

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Don’t look at me like that. Haven’t you ever seen eyeball-shaped doughnut holes arrayed on a fur pelt before? Live a little, darlings. See, what happened was that my doughnut holes were larger than expected after frying. (Story of my doughnut life.) So I decided that they weren’t just doughnut hole eyeballs, they were doughnut…

Brain Cupcakes

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This one goes out to all the zombies out there—I brought you brains, sweet braaaaaiiiiins. Although, in full disclosure, I served these to some friends who weren’t sure whether they were brains or intestines. And I have to admit, I can see the intestines comparison too—so think of these as the disgusting food blogger version…

Spiderweb Cupcakes and Chocolate Spiders

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Halloween is next week, eeeeee! I wasn’t always the biggest Halloween enthusiast (although I always did like the candy…) but since becoming a parent, I’ve gotten into it in a weird way. I think it’s because I now have a small person I can force into whatever cheesy costume I can dream up. Last year…

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