Holiday Bake Fest

If baking is your passion, check out the web's best recipe blogs. Set that oven to 350°F pronto!

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Does anyone really need to buy a cookbook anymore? Today, it seems the best ideas are truly at your fingertips. Here are some of our faves.

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New Homes in Prince Georges’ County

Don’t want to bake? Or just don’t have time? Pay a visit to Desserts by Gerard. Located in Oxon Hill, MD, right near our new homes in Prince Georges County, this family-owned business is well respected for its baked goods and catering business.

Cute Award

If you haven’t read Cutest Food, you’re missing out. It features photographs of some of the most adorable baking creations we’ve seen in a while. Check out their Reindeer Cupcakes if you don’t believe us.

Baking Addiction

We found these Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee treats on Sally’s Baking Addiction, a most excellent baking blog. These sweet and salty treats would be an impressive party pleaser or hostess gift. Better yet, make them for yourself and eat them by yourself in the kitchen. We won’t tell.

A Total Classic

Founded in 1922 by a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Better Homes & Gardens is still fresh and smart. We depend on their website, which offers endless information on just about anything—including cupcake decorating ideas. Case in point: These precious O Tannenbaum Cupcakes. The upside-down ice cream cone idea is ingenious, no?

Easy Peasy

If baking intimidates you, go to Inside BruCrew Life, a funny-named cooking blog that features loads of desserts. These Cappuccino Fudge Squares are easy to make, but look impressive. We’re also intrigued by the Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits, which are a sweet choice for the holidays.

Gluten-Free Magic

Since gluten is the buzzword du jour, we thought we’d give a nod to these Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas, most definitely a healthy dessert recipe. We found them on Joy the Baker’s blog. Joy’s fun writing style has been recognized by some of the big cooking magazines—she’s the real deal.

Golden Era Baking

If memories of your grandma’s baking make you all gooey inside, turn to The Vintage Mixer, a blog dedicated to delicious food, hosting and hospitality. Want to wow your guests? Give the Cherry Hazelnut Galette a whirl.

Ryan Homes Question: What’s your favorite cooking blog?