• Christmas & holidays,  Recipe Round-Up

    Some last-minute Halloween treat ideas

    The big day- or night- is upon us! I’ve heard plenty of stories from my friends living in the States about how excited their little brothers and sisters are for trick-or-treating (and though they don’t admit it straight out, they like baby-sitting on this particular evening as well). I can only imagine how fun it would be to put up all those creepy yard decorations to give trick-or-treaters in their cute costumes a little thrill before they come knocking at your door. (I am reminded of the Modern Family Halloween episode, from two seasons back I think. That looked like a heck of a party!) I’m in a particularly festive/Halloween-y…

  • Baking Recipes,  Cupcakes & Muffins

    Ghastly Cupcakes to wish you a Spooktastic Halloween!

    It was poor planning on my part that I was able to make only one Halloween-themed treat this year. Because we don’t celebrate Halloween in much the same fun way that the West does, I often forget when it’s about to approach. I get a kick out of making Halloween-themed pastires though, mostly because it requires a lot of creativity. As long as the treats turn out how they’re supposed to or the way I envisioned them in my mind, I don’t mind doing more work than usual. Halloween desserts usually have a number of components, and this cupcake is no different in that it requires you to make cupcakes…