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Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Posted by Natalie

Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s definitely starting to get chilly up here in Boston. While heaters begin to kick on and our ovens start to fire up in full swing, we need to remember to warm ourselves up from the inside out. What better way to start than with some delicious heated beverages?

Let’s start with the nonalcoholic kind first. It’s tough to go wrong with hot chocolate, but why not try it with a twist this year? Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate, courtesy of Mom on Timeout, is just the way to go. The best part is that this decadent treat can be prepared in advance and enjoyed later, after dinner is over and the blankets on the couch are calling your name.

If you just can’t imagine making that run to your local coffee shop because of the freezing temps, never fear. Mom Advice has a great recipe to help you make your very...

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What People are Saying About Red Velvet…

Posted by Emily

Friday, November 7, 2014

Red Velvet Pancakes with Light Cream Cheese Drizzle Recipe

…and how our newest cookbook is changing their minds!

“Admittedly, I’m not someone who gravitates towards red velvet, but Deborah does it so perfectly, that I know I will make these bars again, probably for Christmas treats.  And now I really can’t wait to try more!”
—Lisa Longley, Wine & Glue

“I pink puffy heart red velvet. Or should I say red puffy heart? Either way, I love it, and not just in cake. In fact, red velvet cake is probably my least favorite. I love all the things you can make with red velvet. Like cookie cake and pretzels and molten lava cake and cheesecake cupcakes. See? The ideas are endless. And Deborah has them all covered (and then some!) in her new book.”
—Dorothy Kern, Crazy for Crust

“Admittedly, I’m not the biggest Red Velvet fan in the world. If given the choice between red velvet and another flavor, I’ll probably choose the other flavor… unless the other flavor is carrot...

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Halloween Candy, Round 2

Posted by Natalie

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipesvia

So Halloween has come and gone, and even though the red holiday cups and Christmas decorations are starting to pop up everywhere, your houses are still full of candy… are we right? As time wears on, eating candy bar after candy bar can feel a little stale. Literally. Why not try mixing it up and creating something new with the confections?

We’ve rounded up some of the best recipes for repurposing  leftover Halloween candy, from most simple to most complex:


Start off with a beverage! Melt down some of those milk chocolate bars to create a decadent treat that will warm you up as the weather cools down: Milk Chocolate Candy Bar Treat from Fred Thompson’s Hot Chocolate!

We love the look of these Candy Bar Pretzel Bites, courtesy of The Gunny Sack. Who would have thought that putting mini candies between pretzels and dipping them in white chocolate could taste so...

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Best of the Web: Spook-tacular Treats

Posted by Natalie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Still on the hunt for some great treats for your Halloween gatherings this year? Have we got the round-up for you! Here are some of the most creative recipes we’ve come across on the web this Halloween season…

If you’re sick of pumpkin flavoring but still want to stick to the symbol of the season, 365(ish) Days of Pinterest has a great recipe for Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats that are merely that favorite childhood treat of yours shaped into Pinterest-worthy mini pumpkins! With a little bit of food coloring and some green gel piping, these are sure to be a hit with all ages.

If you’re up for some carving–and we don’t mean pumpkin–create these Mini Caramel Apples from At Home In Love. A simple metal coffee scoop helps to create small round balls of apple, just perfect for dipping in caramel and eating in one bite!

Sticking with the fruit trend, take a look at...

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