Spilled Potion Cake

It’s September, which means it’s officially spooky season! To kick off the holiday right, I made a devil’s food cake with pistachio buttercream, decorated to look like a spilling cauldron of a suspicious potion.

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Oktoberfest Gingerbread Hearts

Oktoberfest may be canceled this year, but it always holds a special place in my home. That’s why I couldn’t let the festival go by without doing something. I’ve made traditional Oktoberfest gingerbread hearts as an easy, fun, and delicious way to celebrate.

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Fruity Pebbles™ Cake

When a simple bowl of cereal isn’t enough to curb your Fruity Pebbles™ craving, you have to make this massive, wonderful, amazing cake.

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Jalapeño & Cheddar Scones

Anyone else have a new hobby to while away the hours during quarantine? I do! I’ve taken up gardening, and I say that modestly. I’ve got two little plant pots on my back deck, and I go back and forth between drowning and dehydrating them. But they’re still growing their hardest, and now I’ve got a nice hoard of jalapeños.

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My Perfect Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

We’ve all got a recipe — or three — for banana bread floating around our kitchens. There are so many ways to make this baking staple, and this is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip banana bread.

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All-American Apple Pie

Nothing says summer to me like apple pie.

Not the most difficult recipe in the world, and to be honest, I don’t have any tips or tricks to go along with this bad boy. I just really wanted an apple pie, and figured you all might want easy access to a classic recipe.

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Crystal Ball Halloween Cupcakes

Hello, my goblin friends! With my kitchen being under construction, it’s been very difficult for me to bake. This has taken quite the toll on my seasonal celebrating. Luckily, we finally hooked up my stove the other night. What recipe did I christen my new stove with, you ask?

I sort of cheated, actually. Hey, I still don’t have any countertops or sink! Instead of creating a new recipe, I revamped one from spooky seasons past. These crystal ball Halloween cupcakes are perfect for your next party, and this new version is even easier than the last.

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Cookie Soldiers and Candy Dippy Egg

Happy day after Easter, everybody! You know what I love more than holiday candy? Holiday candy on sale. The day after a holiday is the best day for hitting up those candy aisles, filling your cart to the brim, and inducing a sugar coma for less than $10. It’s awesome.

Easter candy is a little rough, though. Have you noticed it’s all the same things, over and over? Lots of plain chocolate shaped as different animals. Lots (and I mean lots) of jelly beans. And of course, marshmallows (a.k.a. Peeps). It gets a little boring, especially when trying to eat my entire weight’s worth.

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Sugar Cookie Layer Cake & Edible Cookie Dough

It’s birthday season in the Faust house, which means I’ve been busy in the kitchen! I love this time of year, when all the birthdays in the family clump around the same months. I think I’m at my most creative about now.

There’s nothing more depressing than having the same dessert, night after night, and the same can be said about birthday cakes. Birthdays are about celebrating the individual, so a generic cake simply won’t do!

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Hosting Halloween: Witchy Treat Table

Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! I hope you have a scary film playing in the background, Jack o’ Lanterns lit, because the hours are counting down until the Trick-or-Treaters come knocking on your door.

To finish off my Hosting Halloween series, I’ve put together a table that really gives me the heebie-jeebies. Nothing creeps me out more than a deep and dark forest. Haunted woods always make me think there is a coven of witches taking refuge in the dense, dead trees. EEK!

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