Sweet And Crumby

Baking, a Love Story


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Scary Treats for a Scary Feast

As Halloween fast approaches, it’s time to break out the uber scary treats to fright and delight your guests.

To warm up your goblins before their adventure, you may want to serve some Grilled Cheese Fangs dipped in Blood-Red Heirloom Tomato soup.

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A Trio of Cupcakes

Rich Red Velvets, Devil’s Food with peppermint buttercream, and whipped chocolate Three Musketeers mini cupcakes made up a festive tray for a Christmas party my son was attending over the weekend. It was a last hurrah before the dreaded finals week or as I affectionately like to refer to it as the “f” word.

My thirteen-year-old daughter and I had spent almost two hours just decorating 48 mini cupcakes. That was a labor of love if there ever was one. But honestly, we didn’t do it for those unobservant teens (no offense guys). We did it for us; for the fun of hanging out in the kitchen together, laughing at our ridiculous piping mistakes, and pulling the big, goofy Golden Retriever away from the table as she was only millimeters away from licking a cupcake. Continue reading


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Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes

The Halloween party has begun early over here with these Red Velvet vampire cupcakes. This recipe honestly will rock your world and will beat out any other Red Velvet recipe in any throwdown, showdown or bake-off.  Trust me.  And with the new McCormick black and their red food coloring, it was easy to make an everyday Red Velvet cupcake into a blood-sucking vampire.

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