Ingredient Spotlight: Cranberries

It’s cranberry season!  I love these little gems.  Not only do they taste wonderful, they also look so pretty in holiday desserts.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes with cranberries:  [Read more…]

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker

I’m on a roll with slow cooked desserts.  This apple crisp is an adaptation of my Apple Crinkle.

I decided to give it a whirl in the slow cooker and it turned out beautifully.  I dressed it up a bit with a handful of dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

My mouth is watering as I write this post.  I must make this again soon!

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin, Pumpkin and More Pumpkin!

Ingredient Spotlight has a new button!  I decided it was time to give this party its own graphic.  My oldest daughter created it for us.  I think she did a great job!

I’m so excited about this week’s Ingredient.  It’s pumpkin time!

How can you not love a vegetable that is so beautiful and signals the arrival of autumn?  Pumpkin is extremely versatile.  You can carve it, decoupage it, paint it, combine it with flowers (thanks, Pinterest for showing me those things).

You can bake it, mash it, roast the seeds.  And most wonderful of all – Pumpkin is a veggie that often masquerades as dessert!

That’s my kind of food!

Here are some of my most-loved pumpkin recipes:  [Read more…]

Gingerbread Pancakes with Sweet Cider Syrup

I made these pancakes for dinner last night and they quickly bumped to the top of my “recipes to share” list.  Please schedule a breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack time to cook up a batch.  You’ll thank me later.

The pancakes are sweetened with molasses and spiced with ginger, cinnamon and allspice.  But it’s the Sweet Cider Syrup that steals the show.

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Apple Cider Cake

We’ve already covered the beauty of a dressed up cake mix in last week’s Ingredient Spotlight. The recipe for this cake continues that theme.

I almost named it Apple Cider Donut Cake, because it reminds me of them.  The cake is moist, with a whisper of apple flavor.  It tastes wonderful with a glass of apple cider. [Read more…]

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