Monthly Archives: October 2012

Candy Corn M&M Cookies

Everyone has a fairly bog standard go-to recipe.  Mine is chocolate chip cookies.  They’re incredibly easy to make and can be thrown together in about 20 minutes for a last minute occasion or a quick baked good fix.  And a great way to make them festive for any holiday is to throw in some  festive […]

Frankenweenie and Orange Velvet cupcakes

I loved Frankenweenie.  Absolutely loved it.  I think this will go into my repetoire of Halloween classics (along with my annual showing of Hocus Pocus.)  I was a bit skeptical because I don’t always love Tim Burton movies (there seems to be a die-hard Tim Burton fan club, but I tend towards the “eh, most […]

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles

I was pretty excited when I heard about Candy Corn Oreos.  I love, love, love Oreos and as an American, I have a sweet spot in my heart for Candy Corn.  So an Oreo which combined the two?   I was fairly excited.  I bought two boxes: one for myself and one for baking purposes.  I’ve […]

Stuffed Caramel Apple Milky Way Cupcakes

I love stuffed cupcakes.  I was a big fan of Love from the Oven‘s special on stuffed cupcakes.  And I decided I really wanted to make this with a special Halloween twist. I was at a CVS in Pennsylvania getting a passport photo taken (long story.  Long, long story) when I spotted Caramel Apple Milky […]

Halloween and Autumn Treats

I love Halloween – in fact, I would go so far as to say it’s my favourite holiday and my favourite time of year.  It’s not the same thing over here – while you get the crisp autumn nights, there’s no leaves turning, no treat or treaters at the door and no trips to Milburn’s […]

Lawless and Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake

About a third of the way through Lawless, I thought that something about it felt a bit familiar.  At the end, I checked the credits and I noted that the screenplay was written by Nick Cave and I realised exactly what it reminded me of: it has a very similar fear to 2005’s The Proposition.  […]

Walmart and JoAnn’s Fabrics

Like any liberal, East Coast elitist, I had always frowned at Walmart.  Their imports from China, their union issues: I scoffed at customers.  That is, of course, until I started baking.  Because now, I have seen the light: they have one of the most extensive baking collections of pretty much anywhere.  I can hear you […]