Holiday Baking

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…

Pumpkin Layer Cake and #SavorTheSavings with KitchenAid

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Thanks to KitchenAid, Sears, and Mami Innovative Media for sponsoring this post. I finally cracked and opened my first pumpkin can of the season. I tried to stay strong, you guys. But it’s the third week of October and it’s still in the mid-80’s here and our AC isn’t working and I am sweating like…

Nutella Croissant Casserole

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You may think you know casseroles. “Sure, sure,” you say. “A little cream of mushroom soup here, a big handful of cheddar cheese there, and, um, aren’t canned green beans supposed to be involved somehow?” No. Well, yes. But also, NO, because: gross. This casserole, my casserole? That I’m sharing today? It contains zero cheese,…

Brown Butter Heart Cookies

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I like you guys. I made you cookies. I know what you’re thinking: What kind of loser posts a Valentine’s recipe on the day itself? (Way harsh, Tai…but accurate.) If I were any kind of legitimate food blogger, I would have an editorial calendar. I would plan things in advance. I would…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

Edible Gifts: Hot Chocolate Truffles and Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

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  I got it into my head to make homemade gifts for Christmas this year. I know. I KNOW. Busy people with babies zooming around their feet like caffeinated chihuahuas should give up any pretense of Martha Stewart-ism and just buy their loved ones pretty candles or something. But I couldn’t help myself. I call…

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