Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming so fast! Ahhh. This morning I have some crazy Christmas recipe ideas in progress in my kitchen. Crossing my fingers for some success. After a week of work, spending time in my kitchen is so relaxing for me. I’ll admit cooking recipes and taking pictures are a lot more fun for me than the actual steps of writing a post. So while I’m having fun in my Kitchen this morning, head on over to my friend, Amber’s blog, Dessert Now Dinner Later for the recipe for these treats and get busy in your own kitchen. They are fantastic!
On last pumpkin recipe of the season for all of you who are still trying to plan your Thanksgiving menus. And this one will be a favorite. It’s still traditional while being unique and delicious. The recipe comes from my mom’s cookbook. Tt’s a big binder with all sorts of recipe clipping glued or wrote onto the pages. When I got married and moved out, one of my sisters copied each page and put together my own binder of recipes. [Read more…]
As everyone else in the blogging world sets aside pumpkin for next year and brings on the peppermint and gingerbread, I’m on a roll here sharing my most exciting pumpkin recipes of the season. I know I’m not supposed to compare myself to other bloggers, but how else am I gonna learn the trends. I’ll admit though, the way the blogging world flies through the seasons takes my breath away.
So I’ve been excited about this recipe for a long time. I know its been done many times before and in many different ways, but I still wanted to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.Cinnamon rolls are a family favorite and after my mom taught me how to make them, they were one of my favorite things to make. Probably because I love working with yeast breads and also love sweet treats. Adding pumpkin to them just seemed like a fantastic idea!
Look at those swirls! There is something therapeutic about creating them, swirling the layers with a knife. And there is also something therapeutic about eating it just with a spoon or perhaps a graham cracker if you prefer! [Read more…]
I’ve had to make these apple blondies at least three times in order to take pictures of them. Each time I made them, they disappeared long before I could get their picture taken with no leftovers to be seen. So one lazy Saturday afternoon, I decided to make them again to get them photographed and on the blog. [Read more…]
Tyler and I love having people over and hosting, and this past summer we were blessed with lots of guests and the trend has continued into the fall. I have to admit, I still get a bit nervous when cooking meals for other people. I’m hoping more practice and experience will help with that and let me enjoy the time together even more.
A few weekends ago, we had filled our schedules pretty full with activities and house guests both Friday and Saturday night. After a busy but fun Friday night, I was left with just a few hours and no dessert for our dinner on Saturday. I put together these cute little trifles. They were super easy to make and looked pretty cute too. [Read more…]
So after a brief break from the pumpkin overload on my blog, I’m back with more. I don’t think the proper thing for a food blogger is to feature the same two ingredients in every post for over two months straight, but chocolate and pumpkin make me happy. I’m also going to keep things short and sweet this morning, because you all already know how much these two ingredients together and I’m going to spend the rest of my morning in the kitchen, creating some new recipes. I might even put on my bravery, branch out, and use apples! [Read more…]
I’m going to interrupt the normal fall schedule of pumpkin and chocolate recipes and bring you these Spinach and Artichoke Bagels. They are mini bagels with the traditional hot spinach and artichoke dip baked on top. (Don’t worry, there’s much more pumpkin and chocolate coming!) But I’m absolutely in love with these little guys for a variety of reasons: First, because spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorites (Who can resist all those gooey, cheesy flavors?). Plus, there is spinach in it, so I don’t have to feel guilty, right? [Read more…]
Once upon a time I made a rich chocolatey brownie swirled with with a smooth pumpkin cheesecake and enjoyed one piece after another. Today, I’m eating a bowl of ramen noodles, sitting in my cold office, and staring at these long gone brownies wishfully. Just look at that dark chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake layer!