This is my week to get in the mood for fall and post all the apple recipes I can. Earlier in the week, I posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Apple Muffins, do if you’re looking for a healthy muffin recipe packed with fall flavors, start there. But I know you guys all came for the gooey, appley goodness of this pizza; pure caramel apple heaven. It is so much easier to make this pizza than a real caramel apple, and easier to eat too! [Read more...]
This moist, peanut-buttery muffin studded with apple chunks and topped with crunchy granola is a healthy and satisfying treat.
Lately, I have had people asking me how I can make so many delicious, sugary treats and still eat somewhat healthy. While I do taste everything I make (Quality control is a must, I would never share something with you that didn’t pass!), my husband and I don’t eat near all of what I bake. We give most of it away; our friends, family and neighbors love us for it, and it’s huge help to not have temptation staring us in the face (Although, there are some things we just can’t help eating all ourselves!).
When I first moved to Lancaster, PA, my husband, who lived for several years in Philadelphia, introduced me to one of his favorite sandwiches: cheese steak. We had talked about making a cheese steak pizza for a while, and after a very cheesy miscalculation on our first attempt a couple of months ago (one whole pound of American cheese, to be exact!) we finally perfected our recipe. [Read more...]
In the food blogging world, it’s hard to come up with original recipes. You think you have a great idea make it and then it turns out three other bloggers have also made the same thing and it already swirling around the Pinterest world. A bit discouraging, but I have learned to make things I am truly passionate about and want others to love as well. These Samoa Rice Krispie Bars are an example of something that has already been made many times, but I am still so excited to share them with you. These are a much needed treat for me today. I took a slightly different route to work today and it ended up taking an hour and half for me to get there. I don’t think this country girl will ever get used to Philadelphia commuter traffic.
Happy weekend, Friends! After a crazy busy week, I just wanted to pop by and say that I am sharing these delicious Caramel Pumpkin Milkshakes on Life with the Crust Cut Off today. I’m not sure why it was such a crazy week, it was only 4 days long, but a holiday can really mess things up. After doing a bit of work around the house and some blog work, I am ready to relax a bit so I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet.
I’m back with more delicious fall flavors. This time pears and caramel. I saw some of these gorgeous pears on a trip to the grocery store and I they were begging me to be turned into a dessert. You already know of my love affair with caramel from my caramel stuffed pretzel cookies, but in the past few weeks it feels like I have made batches and batches of drippy, sticky, sweet caramel. So get excited because it has all went into recipes for this fall and they are awesome! [Read more...]
Soft, moist pumpkin cookies with sweet toffee and brown butter glaze. Probably my favorite cookie ever!
I did it!!! I managed to hold off posting pumpkin recipes until September, just barely, I know. I do thoroughly enjoy summer and all the fresh fruit flavors that it holds, but the fall flavors of pumpkin, apple, cranberry and pear have my heart. Now that September’s here, get your baking pans out, because I am going to fill your month with a lot of exciting fall recipes. Truth be told, I am sad to see summer go. It’s hard to see the sunny days, summer guests and mini getaways that we enjoyed the past few months end, but I’m looking forward to fall. A few of my favorite things about fall: sweatshirts and boots, pumpkin spice lattes, bonfires, pumpkin bread, gorgeous leaves, pumpkin cookies, crisp mornings, and did I mention pumpkin?!?!
So it is the last hurrah of summer this weekend and I have an easy but fancy brunch recipe for your lazy weekend. Or maybe it’s a crazy weekend, but don’t worry, this casserole is super easy! For me it’s going to be a relaxing weekend. I planned it that way on purpose, because September is going to be a crazy month, all exciting things of course. (especially some exciting blog things!) To celebrate the last big weekend of summer, I am sharing a french toast casserole featuring all the summery goodness of peaches.
The title to this recipe is actually a little misleading; I used kaniwa in this salad instead of quinoa. Kaniwa is a close relative of quinoa with the same protein packed health benefits, only it has a prettier color and has a less bitter taste. It’s a winning change, though. Kaniwa is basically the same as quinoa, only better, and the rich color adds an improved visual element to the dish.
Mangoes were on sale last week at the grocery store, and even though they’re not something I usually buy in the summer (with all the fresh local fruits that abound Lancaster County, PA) I had to get a few. My family and I are a bit mango crazy, so I asked my sister what I should make with them and she basically told me it was a crime to use them in any way besides eating them plain. I almost agree; Plain mangoes are fantastic, and you probably get the most health benefits from eating them that way, but when I have 5 ripe mangoes sitting on my counter (no wonder they were on sale!), I have to do something fun with them! Thus these cheery little bars were born: the second best way to eat a mango.