Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

created at: 04/26/2012

Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the festivities!   


If you can get your hands on a burro/piñata-shaped cookie cutter, all the better, but any larger animal-shaped one will do (or even a big star shape). After that, it’s all about having some fun with your colors and creating a hollow cookie “sandwich”. Sandra from SheKnows has the full scoop (and a sugar cookie recipe), so go check it out! Continue Reading

10 Minute Knockout New Years Eve Dessert

created at: 12/31/2010

My mom used to make a version of these little goodies with a pack of crescent rolls, strawberry jam, cream cheese and sugar. She wasn’t a great cook, but boy could she ever whip up a goodie late at night! Smitten Kitchen makes the real thing, low sugar and sophisticated, and it only takes 10 minutes. Your dinner guests will want to meet your pastry chef. Happy New Year!

created at: 12/31/2010

Here is SK’s full recipe. Click here to read the entire post and how to knock these out in 10 minutes. Continue Reading

Round-Up: 8 Oh-So-Sweet Turkey Recipes

Homemade sweets that look like turkeys but taste like heaven…now that’s some fowl I’d like to devour! Any of these exceedingly clever recipes would be a fun addition to the Thanksgiving table.

We start with Gimme Some, who tells us how to make Rice Crispy turkeys  using such things as candy corn, cashews and Whoppers! (Via.)   

Who wouldn’t like to munch on an OREO Turkey Cookie?

Not quite as ambitious, but just as yummy! Continue Reading

Now-You’re-Talking Pumpkin Brownies

Once again, I watch as all pumpkin lovers enjoy their seasonal treats baked from the orange mash. Just not a fan. I don’t even get excited about pumpkin pie with ice cream. Wait a minute! What if you mixed up brownie batter with a touch of pumpkin, melted chocolate chips on top and added a pecan?  You could even get some cream cheese involved in this. The recipe is an original Martha Stewart recipe, adapted by Yum Sugar. Continue Reading

Cake in a Cup

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Let me just be the transparency here for Karen’s Cake in a Cup video tutorial. Yum-O! Just when you need an itty-bitty bit of chocolatey goodness, this microwave, mix it up in a cup concoction is the perfect fix. 

Here’s the recipe, but you need to click here to see Karen and a friend making it on her now defunct show, Playing House. I mean this is surely one of the answers to all of life’s problems. Continue Reading