Bree Hester

Bree Hester Bree Hester writes the blog Baked Bree. She lives with her husband and three children in Carmichael, CA.

Web Site: http://bakedbree.com


Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Dec 22, 2014
Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Whipped Cream

I make a lot of hot chocolate this time of year. It is probably the thing that my babes request more than anything. I’m happy to oblige. It is one of the few things that all 3 of them agree on. It is really cold here in New England and I like to have...

Festive Winter Cupcakes

Dec 19, 2014
Festive Winter Cupcakes

(Giveaway and 20% off Promo code at the bottom of this post.) It’s amazing what you can do to with a few cupcakes decorations to make plain white cupcakes adorable and festive. Cakes.com asked me to pick out some things on their website and see what I could come up with. You...

DIY Gift Card Snow Globe

Dec 17, 2014
DIY Gift Card Snow Globe

I originally made this snow globe for The Creative Mama in 2010. I get questions about it every year, so I figured it was time to update the pictures. I think that my daughter was 4 in that picture? And now she is in 3rd grade, how time flies. (And I bow down...

Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Dec 15, 2014
Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Cookies for a good cause? No need to ask me twice. I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap for the first time this year and it was so fun. I baked these Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies, packed them up, and shipped them off to old and new blogger friends....

Festive Finds with Nespresso Vertuoline System

Dec 10, 2014
Festive Finds with Nespresso Vertuoline System

When Nespresso reached out and asked me if I wanted to participate in their Festive Finds campaign, I jumped at the chance. In fact, I got the email in the car on the way to Newbury Street in Boston and a trip to the Nespresso store was already on our...

Chocolate Rum Balls

Dec 7, 2014
Chocolate Rum Balls

I’m getting ready to watch William in the Christmas Parade, but I wanted to share this recipe with you. I made these Chocolate Rum Balls for Dixie Crystals and I have to be honest, I was surprised how popular they were at my house. My husband ate all of them. He normally...

Apple Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

Nov 28, 2014
Apple Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

  I hope that all of you had the Happiest of Thanksgivings. I spent the week getting ready for my favorite holiday with my mom and grandmother in New Jersey. We had so much fun being in the kitchen together and cooking. We laughed, told stories, and it made me really happy to be home...

Grocery Store Flower Arrangements

Nov 16, 2014
Grocery Store Flower Arrangements

When I was writing The Thanksgiving Game Plan it was in the back of my mind that it might be someone’s first time hosting. (My first time was when I was in college.) I know that I went to a lot of trouble to make a...

No Oven Required Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Nov 14, 2014
No Oven Required Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

When I was working on The Thanksgiving Game Plan, I asked everyone what their biggest turkey day challenges were. One that I heard over and over again was, what can I make for guests to snack on that doesn’t require any precious oven space? Good question. I am...

Cheddar Chutney Cheese Ball

Nov 12, 2014
Cheddar Chutney Cheese Ball

It’s that time of year, when the calendar is scary full looking. I already have lots of events scheduled that I am either hosting or will be a guest at. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but it can be a little stressful. Especially the “having to bring something” part. I love to cook,...

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