Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing

One nice thing about pumpkin is it is naturally wet, which means you can use it to replace eggs in a baking recipe. Lots of pumpkin recipes are sort of naturally egg-free. Which is nice for the egg-allergy crowd. Especially if they are also the pumpkin-loving crowd.

Cinnamon Spice Granola

Nothing against cold cereal, but your family will know they are getting something special when they eat homemade granola, especially when it’s still a little warm.

Hot Spiced Cider

Hot spiced cider has long been a family favorite. We usually buy the packaged mixes, for convenience, but every once in a while, I like to make the real stuff. The kind made from actual apples.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

The girls and I had fun figuring out what kind of cookie we could make with the ingredients we had on hand. I found a half bag of chocolate chips and a half bag of cinnamon chips, and The Hippie Chick suggested oatmeal cookies, and voila! A heavenly concoction was born.


People understand Snickerdoodles. They know what they’re getting. There are no surprises and no wondering if you have to pretend to have an allergy to one of the ingredients.

Molasses Cookies with Caramel Cinnamon Glaze

I just loved this cookie when it took the form of gingerbread last winter. It was excellent with the dark chocolate cocoa I had for breakfast. Which probably explains why I’m dieting now.

Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs

As soon as the kitchen is clean, and I do mean AS SOON AS, I feel an overwhelming urge to use everything in it. I can dirty a spotless kitchen in no time flat. Today I came home from running all my errands, took one look at the sparkling clean sink, and decided it was time to bake.

Cinnamon Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

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Apple Pie Cookies with Salted Caramel Frosting

 Share on TumblrI try to keep my writing on this blog pretty lighthearted and entertaining, but some days are not like that.  Some days you want to curl up in a ball and listen to The Carpenters and eat Chubby Hubby. I remember when Robb and I were first married, about 500 years ago, and [Read On]

Cinnamon Waffle Cookies

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Carrot Cookies

 Share on TumblrA crumbly carrot cake – like cookie with cream cheese frosting. Source: Adapted from a recipe given to me by my neighbor, Cheryl, who says her grandmother has been making it for years.   Yield: About 3-4 dozen Carrot cake always seems like an autumn dessert to me.  I think it’s the cinnamon [Read On]

Cinnamon Waffles with Cooked Apple Topping

 Share on TumblrWe probably eat waffles once a week at our house.  They cook quickly, and everyone loves them, and it is easy to create variations with chocolate chips, fruits, spices, and fun syrups.  This week, I kept the waffles simple and made a nice apple topping to give them some life.  It was pretty [Read On]


 Share on TumblrA great recipe for a classic Snickerdoodle cookie. Source: My grandma. I have no idea where she got it. Yield: 4-5 dozen This past Christmas saw some rather pathetic Snickerdoodles at our family gatherings. Mine turned out too gooey and underdone. My mother-in-law’s turned out too crispy. I somehow think that making Snickerdoodles [Read On]