Savory Pumpkin Twists

Savory Pumpkin Twists


I’m back with another pumpkin recipe, but this time it is not a traditional sweet pumpkin recipe. Instead I paired pumpkin up with some Italians seasonings, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. The result was these cute little twists. I think they would be a fun alternative to traditional rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. (I can’t believe I brought Thanksgiving up already! But, it’s coming ready or not! I can’t believe Christmas ideas are already going on crazy on Pinterest either! At least I’m still on the fall theme!) [Read more...]

Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn

 This Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn is amazingly easy. No slaving over a pot with a candy thermometer. The perfect fall snack.
Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn - Super easy to make in the microwave!

Right now it’s cold and rainy out, and that is exactly the kind of day I’m gonna recommend you make this popcorn; one where you can curl up with a book or a movie, listen to the rain against the windows and munch on this sweet treat. I’m wishing I had some right now as I write this post, but my batch has been long gone. I love how fall puts so many food cravings in my head. No other season does this to me. Maybe it’s because, now that I’m a food blogger, my head is constantly swimming with recipe ideas.

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Harvest Squash Bread

The winter squash in this yeast bread make it ultra soft. It’s perfect to eat plain with butter, to use in a sandwich or enjoy with soup. 

Harvest Squash Bread - The squash in this yeast bread makes it ultra soft and moist.

Welcome fall! I’ve been waiting for you, for boots and sweatshirts, bonfires and leaf raking, for pumpkins and apples. Let the celebration begin! Not that I haven’t been foreshadowing your arrival with pumpkin cookies and hot chocolate already. Growing up on a farm, fall meant harvest. I loved riding in the combine with my dad, watching the grain pour into the hopper wagons and smelling the harvest dust in the crisp air. It was a busy time of hard work, but rewarding and filled with energy. [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

Grab a bag of apples on your next shopping trip because your gonna want to make this warm caramel apple dessert pizza topped with a thick layer of gooey apples, brown sugar streusel and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce.

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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...]

Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

This moist, peanut-buttery muffin studded with apple chunks and topped with crunchy granola is a healthy and satisfying treat.

Peanut Butter Apple Muffins

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!).

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Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

A hearty pizza made with steak, cheese, peppers and onions.

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza - The classic sandwich in pizza form!

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...]

Samoa Rice Krispie Treats

Two classic desserts in one: a chewy, sweet rice krispie treat dipped in chocolate and topped with a caramel coconut mixture. A fun way to remake old favorites.

Samoa Rice Krispie Treats

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.

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Caramel Pumpkin Milkshakes

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.

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Caramel Pear Tart

 A simple, rustic tart featuring pears with caramel sauce. 

Caramel Pear Tart - a simple tart featuring pears and caramel.

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...]

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Soft, moist pumpkin cookies with sweet toffee and brown butter glaze. Probably my favorite cookie ever!

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Brown Butter Glaze - 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?!?!

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