Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Brandied Caramel Apple Pie

I love apple pie in the fall, okay well anytime, but especially in the fall. I have a couple different recipes that I use but this one is my go-to recipe. I just love it. It may very well be the best apple pie I have ever made. Dollop some ice cream on top for [...]

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Vanilla-Bourbon Ice Cream

Vanilla and Bourbon are a delicious combination. And as a bonus I find that a little alcohol in homemade ice cream helps keep the ice cream creamy and not get too icy – since alcohol doesn’t freeze. This Vanilla-Bourbon Ice Cream was so yummy and creamy – it was perfect. We devoured it too quickly. [...]

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The Daring Kitchen November Challenge – Souffle

This month’s challenge was brought to us by Linda and Dave of MonkeyShines in the Kitchen. They challenged us to make souffle. I have to admit I have never made a souffle before. They have a reputation of being very difficult. When I said I was making a souffle my husband said it the only [...]

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Angry Birds Cupcakes

You may remember me talking about my little buddy, Cole (my bff’s son and my daughter’s bff). Today he turned 4! To celebrate, he came over and Mia, he and I made Angry Bird Cupcakes. I used Magnolia Bakery’s cupcake and icing recipe, which I have used before and I love. It is simple, easy, [...]

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Pear and Almond Tart

I made this dessert last week. I really enjoyed the combination of the pears, custard, spices and almonds. They all worked well together. And this dessert was very simple to put together. Recipe: Pear & Almond Tart Ingredients Prepared Pie Crust 2 Large Pears – peeled, cored and halved 1 Lemon – cut in half [...]

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My Go-To Pie Crust

This is my favorite recipe for pie crust. It is super easy and always produces great results. I adapt it for sweet or savory pies and tarts, adding more sugar for a sweeter crust or adding in fresh herbs for a savory one. This is the recipe that made me love making pie crusts. You’ll [...]

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Whole Wheat Scoop Cookies

My kids love snacks. Call anything a “snack” and they are hooked. Everyday when my 6 year old gets home from school he can’t wait for his snack. He loves when I have something homemade and different for him. I love when that snack is a healthy one.Since this cookie is made with whole wheat [...]

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Apple Pie Pops with Salted Caramel and Spiced Whipped Cream Dipping Sauces

Last week a friend gave me a bunch of apples she had picked at the orchard to make an apple pie. The next day my parents’ brought me more orchard apples, to again, make an apple pie. Clearly, apple pie was in my future for the week. Last week I made 3 different apple pies. [...]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Gingered Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Bars Ingredients 4 eggs 1 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp mace 1 tsp salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 [...]

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Tres Leches Cake

Last night I was in the mood for dessert. I admit it, if you haven’t already guessed, I have a major sweet tooth rivaled only by my father and my daughter. We were having turkey chili and fresh chips for dinner. I thought a Mexican dessert would nicely round off my meal. Not to mention [...]

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