Happy Halloween!

It’s a perfect night to get your baking on and feed your sweet tooth with a lollipop, cookie or a fun themed cupcake- costume not required!


Lollipop from Crate & Barrel

White chocolate ghosts via Martha Stewart

Fondant ghost recipe via Martha Stewart

Scary pear heads recipe via Martha Stewart


Books: Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter

The fabulous and thoughtful Johanne gave me Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter.

In trying to achieve my 2011 cooking goal I’ve been attempting some of the recipes.
Well – let me tell you – I am SO enjoying this cookbook!  It’s not much of a surprise that I’m working through the book in a backward kind of way – I’m starting with the dessert section first. Smart, right?

In recent weeks I made the “healthy” brownies, the thumbprint cookies, blueberry muffins, healthier blueberry muffins and the peanut butter cookies. Two thumbs up for everything so far.

The Friday Five: Food

I just love when food – desserts especially – are beautifully presented. These five sweets look delicious and are perfect for sharing with friends and family.

by Coco Cake

via Tokketok

Souvlaki for the Soul – Flickr

meringue stack with strawberries, Gourmet Traveller

Lemon coconut cupcakes, Tartelette

Is there any baking on your weekend agenda?

Gingerbread Sculpture: The Eiffel Tower

This is beyond amazing, right?

Gingerbread Tour Eiffel, photo by Simmer Till Done

Image courtesy of Simmer Till Done via Mighty Girl.

Bodum Bistro Hand Mixer

Bring on the Christmas baking!

Bodum hand mixer, $59.95USD

Form and function make a beautiful partnership with the Bodum Bistro hand mixer.

Image courtesy of Bodum.

Halloween Cakes

Two ways to make this Halloween sweet and white!


Martha Stewart Pumpkin Marble Cake


Martha Stewart Boo-tiful Cake

Images and recipes by Martha Stewart can be found here and here.

Treat: Cookies

What do you think about these cookies to sweeten up your spooky Halloween party?

Halloween sugar cookies

Via Good Housekeeping.