I love a good pumpkin roll. This year, I’m making my pumpkin roll into bars. This way, I can still get all the pumpkin-and-cream-cheese goodness without the rolling.
I know I should feel flattered when my family says, “Wow, this is good!” with surprise in their voices, after trying my latest dessert/snack concoction. But I don’t. I feel kind of offended that they would be surprised.
I learned a lesson from this cheesecake. If I keep a few items on hand, I can always have a quick and easy dessert, no matter how unprepared I feel. Having just a little foresight can save you a ton of worry and stress.
This batch of cream cheese mints caused me to exercise a vast amount of self control. I was self-controlling right and left so I could share these little goodies with my friends, who were obviously impressed.
Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers. Since I kind of love appetizer recipes, I decided to remake this old classic with a new twist.
Since this last year has been so much fun, I figured it was only fitting to celebrate with my favorite cake of all time. And let me tell you, it takes a lot to eclipse the wonders of Red Velvet Cake.
I personally prefer a little Shasta Black Cherry in my eggnog. Nothing transports me to the Christmas Eve’s of my childhood faster.
Pin ItRemember when, in another recent pumpkin post, I told a story about my nephew trying to decide whether or not he should be a dog? This one little story has spawned a myriad of conversations in my life. My mother tells me that it is a very real thing for little boys, deciding which [Read On]
Pin ItIn the twelve years we have lived in our home, we have had some strange experiences with pesky animals. The worst, for me, are the mice. Because I’m a mouseophobe. Or rodentophobe. Wait, I’m not afraid of hamsters or squirrels. Let’s stick with mouseophobe. And ratophobe. I. HATE. Mice. I can’t word that strongly [Read On]
Pin ItA 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 that [Read On]
Pin ItA recipe for a beautiful cheesecake bar swirled with lime curd. Source: A recipe by Heather at Sprinkle Bakes, which was guest-posted on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Yield: 12 large bars Regular readers of this blog have heard me mention Pinterest several times recently. I’ve been trolling some wonderful food blogs, and happily pinning [Read On]
Pin ItLast night I made one of my new favorite treats, cream cheese wontons. It didn’t even occur to me to take pictures, I don’t know why. I just mixed softened cream cheese with sugar, and put a dollop in a wonton wrapper. I used a little water to seal the edges into nice little [Read On]