Weekend Baking: Apple Cider Donuts Welcome Fall to the Kitchen

Despite having temperatures in the 90s last week, I wanted to celebrate the arrival of fall. Some of our trees have already lost their leaves and some are just starting to turn colors. I was in the mood to bake, so we tried making a new recipe.What goes better with fall than apple cider? Apple cider donuts! Image: Courtesy of Daily Messes ...more
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Celebrate St. Nick's Day on December 6!

Do you celebrate St. Nick's Day? Every year on December 6th, I remember waking up looking for my stocking full of goodies. Not everyone celebrates St. Nick's Day; it's popular in European countries and in German and Dutch communities. I grew up in a city with strong German roots and St. Nick's Day was always celebrated. My mom had never heard of it until she came here for college. When they told her to put a shoe outside her door at night, I think she thought they were nuts!...more
@JennaHatfield Thank you! I love finding new things for the stockings. I'm also slightly ... more

Rice Cereal Ghosts, Frankenstein, Mummies

Rice Cereal Ghosts, Frankenstein, and Mummies! ...more
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You've Been Boo'd!

You've Been Boo'd! Share the Halloween spirit with your friends, family, neighbors by Booing them! We started the Boo tradition a few years ago. Booing involves making a treat bag and secretly delivering it to your family, friends, and/or neighbors. My kids love helping put the bags together and delivering them....more
I'm glad other people enjoy doing it too!  We don't live in NC though. If we did, we would boo ... more