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Pumpkin Muffins Your Family Will Love!

Pumpkin Muffins Your Family Will Love!

Pumpkin muffins are definitely a fall favorite in our house but there is no reason you can’t enjoy them all year long. These Pumpkin Muffins are super moist and so easy to make even I can do it!  I was feeling a little festive when I was making them so I decided to top them with coarse sugar for a festive touch. You can take that festive touch just a little bit further by using a holiday stencil and powdered sugar. But they are just...

10 Easy Steps to Stop the Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now!

10 Easy Steps To Stop The Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now

It’s officially Fall and this is when I usually start my Thanksgiving Dinner planning. I know it may seem a little early but when you plan on hosting a large crowd for dinner it does take a little strategy beforehand. If for nothing else, but to save your sanity! There were years I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 60 people plus a few additional people I came across who had nowhere else to go. I don’t think anyone should be by themselves on...

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

When I was in France many moons ago I had the pleasure of feasting on some of the most blissful foods. However, if I had to pick my favorite it would be the pastries. I hardly ever eat sweets but there was something about the buttery pastry crust, the sweet/tart flavor of the fruits paired with a creamy, savory cheese that sent me to Heaven. Alas, I returned to the States sans pastry and sans baking skills (sigh) … Until...

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Fall is on the horizon and that means apple season is upon us! Here is a super easy dessert that you can make all season long. These Apple Cinnamon Tartlettes are delicious warm out of the oven topped with French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Whipped Maple Cream . They also make an excellent addition to a Fall Potluck! I’m sure they will be a hit with young and old alike. This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend and...

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Whipped Maple Cream

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Whipped Maple Cream

  This weekend, Mr. R and I were invited to an outdoor party with friends. It was a covered dish type of party and I was assigned dessert.  Yikes, I’m not much of a baker at all! In fact, I don’t even eat sugar … well with the exception of a few pieces of dark chocolate on occasion. However, I’m also not one to stop at the bakery to pick up a dessert and just show up. It seems kinda...

Warm Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Here in South Carolina we grow some of the best peaches you will ever eat. They are so juicy that if you are eating one whole you better stand over the sink because their sweet, yummy juice will be dripping from your chin and elbow! I always look forward to peach season here. I usually go to the U-Pick and come home with way more peaches than we can eat. This recipe is one way I use up my summer...

Super Easy Berry Crisp with Lemony Yogurt Sauce

This weekend I took to the kitchen to do what I do best and that’s cook! I was in the mood for something a little sweet but still healthy for you. So, after perusing the contents of my refrigerator and freezer, I came across a bag of frozen, Organic Mixed Berries. Normally, I would save my frozen berries to make smoothies. It never, ever occurred to me to make a Berry Crisp. Geeez, all those delicious berry desserts I could have consumed. I...

Do You Love Chocolate Cupcakes? This Is For You!

I’m not one who generally has a sweet tooth. Mr. R, absolutely! Me, not so much. There is also that promise about quitting sugar I made to myself 3 years ago. The good news! I have kept my promise. The bad news! I am not motivated to bake! However, every once in a while Mr. R begs (read “pleads”) me to bake something, anything! A baker I am not, so I revert to my old standbys, Cookies or Cake. That’s...

Who Said Chocolate Pudding Wasn’t Good For You!?

Have you ever thought you had a great recipe and then it turned out to be a kitchen disaster? Well, that is just what happened to me. I thought I had worked out a wonderful recipe for a “real food” Chocolate Cake topped with a Chocolate Ganache and as it turns out the Chocolate Cake was a kitchen disaster and not very tasty. However, the Chocolate Ganache was splendid. Unfortunately, I had to scrap the cake but salvaged the Chocolate...