recipes

sparkling pomegranate punch cocktails

We are almost halfway through December – are you holiday partied out yet? I have been to a few parties and gatherings, and have a few more on the docket before Christmas, but I’m feeling good about the pace so far. Some years my introverted self gets overwhelmed with all of the holiday get-togethers. I…

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maple caramel apple pie

We’re back with our second pie of the week – maple caramel apple pie! Pies can be very divisive. Some people love pies, some people can’t get into them; some people could eat fruit pies all day, and some will eat any pie except the fruit-filled ones (see yesterday’s chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie if…

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brown butter sweet potato cake with chocolate ganache and molasses buttercream

Are you ready to shine at your Thanksgiving or friendsgiving dinner? Make this brown butter sweet potato cake with chocolate ganache and molasses buttercream and you’re sure to be the hit of the party. While cookies are my favorite baked good to make (no surprise there), beautiful towering layer cakes always impress me. I’m not…

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maple caramel sauce

I love homemade caramel. As evidence of that, you can find apple cider caramel, whiskey caramel, salted caramel, and salted caramel pastry cream here on the blog. Every time I make one I exclaim about how much I love it and wonder why I don’t make it more often. There are so many caramel possibilities,…

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pumpkin cake with fluffy chocolate frosting

Last week I gave you a roundup of pumpkin recipes out from all over the internet. Today you have one more to add to the list: pumpkin cake with chocolate frosting! I hope you’re not tired of my pumpkin shenanigans yet. Last year I made this amazing pumpkin pie cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting,…

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maple apple pear cider

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is curl up in a sweater with a mug of hot apple cider. Even better is sipping cider while sitting on my parents screened porch in the early morning, wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, but still feeling the crisp air around us. This…

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pumpkin recipe roundup

I have professed my love for all things pumpkin many times in this space. I try to make at least one new pumpkin recipe a year, and often wind up with so many ideas that I want to try but not enough time to make, photograph, and post all of them. There are so many…

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blueberry lavender streusel muffins

Growing up, I vividly remember sleepovers at my best friend’s house with movies and chatting late into the night, then waking up to make blueberry muffins in the morning. As elementary schoolers, this consisted of mixing the “just add milk” blueberry muffin mix together and waiting impatiently in front of the oven as the fragrant…

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slow roasted sweet potatoes with spiced maple pecans and maple bourbon butter

Fall starts this week! I’m so excited for the cooler weather, the new seasonal foods, the pumpkins everywhere, and warm, comforting meals. These slow roasted sweet potatoes with spiced maple pecans and maple bourbon butter are my new favorite dinner. Or lunch. And, let’s be honest, they make a great breakfast, too. I first tried…

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roasted peaches with yogurt two ways: streusel or granola

I’m getting so excited about fall, cooler temperatures, and pumpkins everywhere (yes, I’m that girl). But, before I get caught up in the seasons to come, I’m also trying to appreciate and take in all of the great things that late summer has to offer, including fresh, ripe peaches, perfect for these roasted peaches with…

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