Baking · Cake · Desserts

Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Confession. I'm a giant bookworm. It's a condition that dates back to my early childhood. My parents have time-lapse video from Christmases long past where I don't move from the same armchair for over 10 hours. I'm a constant figure as the room buzzes with holiday activity around me. Motionless, except the occasional turning of… Continue reading Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Baking · Desserts

Happy National Cheesecake Day

Did you hear? It's today! Whoever thought up such a holiday should be sainted. What a brilliant idea. I absolutely adore cheesecake. I usually reserve it for very special occasions because I cannot resist it. Can NOT. I'll eat enough to make myself totally sick. It's just too delicious. Maybe you don't have the cheesecake… Continue reading Happy National Cheesecake Day

Baking · Bread · Cooking · Dinner

Perfect Dinner Rolls

I love love love my new bread machine. It's so easy to just throw all the ingredients in, turn it on and have beautiful dough. The recipe for these rolls is pretty time-consuming - only because you have to allow it to rise three times. You don't really have to do anything with the dough… Continue reading Perfect Dinner Rolls

Baking · Desserts

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I know pumpkin pie is traditional for Thanksgiving, but every year I make this divine pumpkin cheesecake instead for our intimate family dinner. By "intimate", I mean we only invite my mom's immediate family, and their immediate families. Which comes to between 40 and 50 people. This year I believe the magic number is 45.… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake

Baking · Desserts

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I make this cheesecake every year at Thanksgiving. Actually, I think I might be un-invited to Thanksgiving if I didn't bring this. It is a perfectly spiced, creamy filling surrounded by delicious graham cracker crust and the sour cream topping just puts it over the top. Pumpkin Cheesecake 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake