Appetizers · Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

I was trying to sort thru some old photos on my computer today when I came across a few I didn't even remember taking. Also, about 20,000 pictures of my kids. Wow. It's a wonder they aren't blind from all the flash bulbs going off in their faces. I apparently took pictures of food well… Continue reading Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Baking · Bread · Snacks

Pretzel Bites

It's that time of year again. No more family Christmas parties with your crazy Uncle Lou who makes inappropriate remarks after a few glasses of Granny's homemade nog. The presents are opened & carols all sung. You've convinced yourself that the tree and lights can stay up while you do absolutely nothing for a few… Continue reading Pretzel Bites

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh how I love love love these cupcakes. The spices, the pumpkin, the cream cheese frosting. It all combines for an absolutely perfect taste explosion. All individually packaged up in a convenient wrapper. Does anyone else think unwrapped cupcake holders look like tutus? No? Just me? Anyway. These are my favorite fall cupcakes - and… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Baking · Snacks

Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Scones

We got new neighbors last weekend (total bummer to be moving New Year weekend) - and I've been waiting until the dust settles next door to bring over some baked goodies and say "hello!". My super awesome talented cousin posted this recipe on her blog today and I decided it was perfect for saying "Welcome… Continue reading Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Baking · Breakfast

Baked Eggnog French Toast

It's a Christmas morning tradition in our home to have a big gorgeous breakfast together. For many years I've made french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage etc. for my family. This year, I decided to try something that would keep me away from all that flipping bread over a hot griddle. I've tried overnight french toast… Continue reading Baked Eggnog French Toast

Baking · Snacks

Eggnog Vanilla Candied Nuts

It's an awesome day today! MOPS this morning was fantastic, making up Dutch Apple Pies with my girls. Tonight I'm going to see Harry Potter at midnight. Well, actually - I'm getting in line at 7pm. Obviously I will need some snacks while waiting. I was in the mood to try something new that I… Continue reading Eggnog Vanilla Candied Nuts

Baking · Bread · Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Sometimes, you just want a doughnut. If you're like me, you have trouble justifying the drive to a bakery just to buy one, so you get a dozen. And then eat them all. Not good. Here's my take on a mini-muffin that tastes just like a delicious doughnut. Without the guilt. The original recipe for… Continue reading Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Bread · Cooking

Brown Sugar Croutons

Quick and simple but oh so delicious! Serve with your favorite savory soup. I served this up with my Gourmet Pumpkin Soup tonight. Brown Sugar Croutons 4 pieces good quality french bread 3 T butter 1 T brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese Combine sugar, butter and cinnamon. Spread on bread… Continue reading Brown Sugar Croutons

Baking · Desserts

Apple Crisp Cups

It's a well documented fact that I love mini desserts. I don't know what it is about them. Maybe it's that no matter what you're making, if you turn it into a bite sized version, it gets a little more adorable. And somehow, being able to pop the entire thing in your mouth makes it… Continue reading Apple Crisp Cups

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Strudel Muffins

Yesterday, my power was out the entire morning and most of the afternoon. It was very frustrating. I realized how completely addicted I am to my computer. When the power came back on, my monitor got fried and now won't display anything. Computers are pretty worthless without a screen to show you what it's doing.… Continue reading Apple Strudel Muffins