Friday, October 31, 2008


There's a goblin at my window,
A monster by my door.
The pumpkin at my table
Keeps on smiling more and more.
There's a ghost who haunts my bedroom,
A witch whose face is green.
They used to be my family,
Till they dressed for Halloween :)

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday :)
Enjoy all the wonderous treats
MissSweetTreats <3>

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Savory Soapy Sweet Tooth!

If you haven't heard of Bath & Body's line of Temptations Products- you better throw on your parka and go try it !--- The line includes many fabulous scents of 3-in-1 Body Products....
Bubble Bath, Body Wash and Shampoo-- many of the scents are seasonal like my favorites Pumpkin Pie Paradise and Simply Devine Cherry Pie !
These are truly Heaven on Earth-- I've had many compliments in the dorm bathrooms !!!
People can smell them for miles, and the thing is, they really smell like baking Cherry and Pumpkin pie, its devine :)
The soaps work up such a nice lather and leaves you in a silky creamy like state :)
And the best thing is it's Shampoo and Body Wash-- so you won't have fighting scents-- just delicious scents all around :)

You can find them at Bath and Body in store
or online at Limited Times:)
For $12.00...
Other Scrumptious Scents:
Twisted PepperMint
Sassy Strawberry Mint
Pecan Passion
Forever Frosting
Hello Sugar (*NEW) and Fabulous
Spiced Apple
Sugar & Spice
Perfect Peach
ICED TEA TWIST-- one of my favorites !!! <3 smells EXactly like Iced Tea and Lemon :)
Sunset Mango
Pomegranate Martini
Island Coconut
Glittery Gumdrop
Melon Cooler
Beyond Berry
Frozen Daqari
Vanilla Ice Cream <3
Banana Smoothie
Cinnamon Bun Heaven
and more........<3

Happy Bathing
MissSweetTreats <3

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cook for the Cure !

October is Breast Cancer Month and I don't know about you but I LOVE PINK
and my mom was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer--- so I'm purchasing this Kitchen Set for Christmas this year-- not only will my kitchen be FABULOUS but it will be Pink and everytime I cook I can think of the fact that I'm helping the cause :)
By purchasing the objects you're donating money to the cure :)
KitchenAide Pink Cook for the Cure products
Check it out :)
Happy Baking
MissSweetTreats <3

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yay Cupcakes !

Um Hi ! 

Halloween is just a few days away and who doesn't love cupcakes- well I'll tell ya what I LOVe cupcakes ! 
It's perfect you don't feel obligated to eat a whole cake because it's a tiny cake !
 -- What a clever idea- Kudos to the Cupcake man!! 
Anyway as I've mentioned 100's of times before I LOVE Fall so of course I've been doing some baking lately ! 
Such as Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies a fall FAVORITE in my house, and ever so popular cut-outs-- ghosts-witches- pumpkins you know ! :)
And then my personal Halloween favorite !-- Homemade Peanut Butter Doughnuts with Chocolate frosting :) Delish :)
But as for those recipes--- I can't leak them--- family secrets :)
Anyway so I was like I haven't made a Halloween cake-- so we need to hop on that one :) 
But cake's waste quicker- not as convienent you know--- so i was researching Cupcake decorations and found some favorites :)...... and a few other Holidays as well :)

Happy Baking :)
MissSweetTreats <3

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wankers :)

This really isn't a treat but it does have to do with food ! ! !
So in my graphic ideals class- we're working in groups to create a new concept for a restaurant ---we decided to do an English Style Pub ---that mainly survives on its humorous conversations with customers haha ! Thus far we've named it Wankers- The Good Mistake
We're quite in love with the idea and so excited to start !!!!

Be back tomorrow with hopefully another fun fall treat --

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Absolutely Delish <3

Starbucks--- Pumpkin Spice Latte
Tastes exactly like liquid Pumpkin Pie :)
It's Heaven <3>

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Just in time for Halloween..........I absolutely Love this Recipe :D

Cook Time: 55 Minutes


  • 1 cup pumpkin pureĆ©, canned or fresh cooked
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 9-inch pastry shell, unbaked


Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, and spices. Add beaten eggs and half-and-half. Blend well. Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared pie shell. BAke at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°; bake 45 minutes longer, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Enjoy :D
MissSweetTreats <3>

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October Break

Don't fret I'll be back I'm going on a little vacation for a few days ---some fall fun and baking of course planned-shopping and maybe a haunted hayride or two :)
Homecoming Weekend at home-- so I'm excited !!!

Here's a fall craft for you to try :)
A molded candle can light up a room even after the flame is out. Create whimsical orange pumpkins, yellow gourds, and green 'Forelle' pears with blushes of red). They're ideal as a centerpiece for the holiday table or as a gift for a dear friend.

The first thing you'll need to make these candles is a mold in which to pour the molten wax.

A large selection of molds is available at crafts stores, or you can make your own, as we've done using birch logs and pumpkins. Even a candy mold will do the job. Just don't use plastic, which may melt.

Beeswax is soft, with an opaque glow, which provides a visual warmth that remains after the wax has been colored. Finally, dress up some of the candles with paint.

Grouped together, pumpkin and gourd candles, along with walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and bittersweet, make an eye-catching display.

Color Glossary
Colorant is sold in blocks; cut 1/4-inch square shavings with a knife or a vegetable peeler. For every pound of bleached beeswax, use the following number of shavings to create the various projects in this article.

Pale-orange pumpkins and gourds: 6 white, 4 brown, 2 rust brown, 2 sunshine yellow, 1 olive
Orange pumpkins and gourds: 10 sunshine yellow, 5 rust brown, 2 brown
Yellow gourds: 6 sunshine yellow, 4 white, 2 brown, 1/2 rust brown
Burnt-orange gourds: 6 sunshine yellow, 4 brown, 4 rust brown, 3 cherry, 3 ruby
Violet pinecones: 3 violet, 2 brown, 1 ruby
Logs: 10 brown, 3 rust brown, 3 true black
Pears: 2 olive, 1 turquoise, 1 sunshine yellow, 1/2 rust brown

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Caramel Crunch Apple Pie

If you love caramel apples in the fall and can't get enough Apple Pie then try this one out---its delicious- but- my personal trick is to sprinkle toffee crunchies on top--- FABULOUS !


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • PIE:
  • 6 cups peeled, sliced baking apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell
  • 28 caramels
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk


  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon; spread into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; crumble and set aside. Sprinkle apple with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss with apples. Place apples in pie shell. Cut a circle of foil to cover apples but not the edge of pastry; place over pie. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F; bake for 35 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk, stirring frequently. Remove foil from pie. Pour caramel mixture over apples. Sprinkle with topping; return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Happy Baking
let me know how it turns out :)
Miss Sweet Treat <3

Monday, October 6, 2008


My New Favorite Toy !!!
This doesn't have much to do with my blog but I had to share ....
These are soooo fun and definite stress relievers...
Try some and share them with me :)
heres the link>>>>>FACEinHOLE

Happy Playing
Be back tomorrow with a new baking treat and some really fun fall place settings :)
Hugs and Chocolate Kisses

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mmmm Fall is Here......

and that means Pumpkin Pie.... a perfect fall dessert, but this one takes the cake ! Or the pie I guess haha... its phenomenal!!!! The candied hazelnut topping is amazing and it fills your home with that beautiful smell of fall that I love sooo much !


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon vinegar
5 tablespoons ice water, or more if needed

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream

Candied Hazelnut Topping:
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon Frangelico liqueur (optional)
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup hazelnuts, peeled and chopped
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Crust: In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut butter cubes into flour mixture until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle vinegar over flour mixture, tossing with a fork. Sprinkle 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over flour mixture, tossing with a fork each time until dough is moistened and crumbly. Press crumbs firmly on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, stir together pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, flour, eggs, Frangelico and sour cream; mix well. Pour into pie crust, fold narrow strip of foil over edges of crust to prevent over browning; bake 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make topping. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and Frangelico. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in hazelnuts.
Remove foil from pie and sprinkle with topping. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe courtesy of

Happy Baking :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mashed Boo-tatos

Aren't these just spook-tacular---- sorry little bit of fall humor haha
Classic meatloaf is dressed up with two special side dishes. We used a pastry bag to pipe mashed potatoes into ghosts and sweet potatoes into pumpkins. The ghosts' eyes are black sesame seeds. For the pumpkins, pecan halves make the steams and bits of cilantro become leaves..
So creative =)

photo and idea- courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

Miss Sweet Treats

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mackenzie Childs.....

Mackenzie Childs is located on a 65 acre former farm in Aurora, NY, overlooking Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes,
I used to go about once a year when I was younger and explore-- the barn sale every summer is fabulous ----many of the items are discounted and it's easy to blow hundreds !!!! The grounds is open to the public and home to a herd of 25 Scottish Highland cattle, more than 90 birds roosting in the Gothic Revival-style Chicken Palace, a duck pond, a former Cornell horse barn, a 1930’s greenhouse, spectacular and ever-changing gardens ! About 3 years ago I went with a Ceramics class for a tour of the factory-- each piece is handcrafted and handpainted allowing the possibility for NO two pieces to be the same !!!

The story behind the magic--- Richard and Victoria Mackenzie-Childs start the company and after years of creating a fantastic and unique brand- the company was slowing sulking into bankruptcy-- Pleasant Rowland founder of Pleasant Co. (Wells College ALumna-nearby College in Aurora), maker of The American Dolls buys Mackenzie-Childs after making millions with the American Girl Dolls....but recently in May the company was sold to a private company with offices in Rochester and Manhattan-- Rowland put millions of dollars into the company and opened the stores in NY and Florida....the brand is still amazing and simplistic and hopefully will be around for many many more years !
i'll update with next years barn sale when I have the date :)

(photo credits: Mackenzie Childs website)
1st photo: beautifully handcrafted patio table and chairs-- note the gorgeous checkered pattern on the table (their my favorite
2nd photo: Courtley checked patterned dishes- my favorite of the patterns- so simple and elegant-makes any kitchen appear as perfection
3rd photo: gorgeous tablesetting-- featured in the Aurora store


Beautiful Fashion for your table.....

...Rosanna Inc. Designer Tableware :) Love it !
Each collection is elegant beautiful and equisitely crafted... Rosanna Tableware is affordable and an excellent addition to any kitchen or dining room- Rosanna can add a little elegance to any occasion and my favorite thing is that the patterns can be mixed and matched!
This makes decorating your table even more fun :)

"If Rosanna Bowles ran the world, everyone would gather around each evening and enjoy a delicious meal passed around the table on exquisite dishes while laughing, talking and sipping glasses of red wine. She believes that dining together is a giving, loving—and truly fun—experience"
-quoted web-

Happy Decorating

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just call me Miss Sweet Treats <3

Hey Hey Miss Sweet Treats Here !
This is my second blog dedicated completely to my love and devotion for sweets and baking!!!
I'm a wholesome country girl and I grew up following my mom around the kitchen...
Italian flows through my blood and with that means great cooking, passion and love in EVERY dish...this is what I bake by--- I love every minute I spend in the kitchen....

My ideal day would be baking cookies and cakes and throwing a party with all my goodies...My favorite time of year is Fall--- the absolute best baking occurs when fall starts !!!!
That warm comfortable familiar smell of warm apple pie, spices and caramel this is always present in my house and its the greatest comfort to me :)
And after fall comes Christmas and Christmas in my house means about 2 dozen plus types of cookies and treats ! :)
My blogger job is to provide you with insite and stories on my life growing up in such a wonderful kitchen-- give you heads up on amazing recipes- kitchen tricks-- fun things to create for the holidays-- great restaurants--- and even kitchen decor !

I'm so excited to start sharing my secrets and recipes with you
So let's get started !!!
Don't ever forget to Lick the Spatuala <3