Recipes

Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

If you have been following along, you know that I made too many sweet potatoes last week in an attempt to get puree for our Sweet Potato Cake. I couldn't let the puree go to waste so I made some modifications to this recipe from Dixie Crystals and turned some of that puree into a […] Continue reading >

Sweet Potato Cake

I love this time of year and all the fruits and vegetables that are available. Now if only the weather would cool down to acceptable fall temperatures this year, all would be great! A girl can dream! I know you can get sweet potatoes all year long, but something just seems right about a sweet […] Continue reading >

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread

If you have been following along, then you know we have subscribed to a local farmhouse delivery service. Last week we got pumpkins in the bushel of food. I've always used canned pumpkin puree for all my recipes. But now I'm convinced that fresher is better. It is so easy to use the pumpkins to […] Continue reading >

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

  Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I swear I have no idea where the rest of the year went! It's been almost a year since we got the Instant Pot on Black Friday. It doesn't scare me anymore to use it, so that's a good thing. I love all the desserts that I get out […] Continue reading >

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

This week I got my first delivery from Farmhouse Delivery Service. I'd been wanting to try them for a while, but finally got around to ordering a bushel of their organically raised fruit and produce. It was an interesting basket of goodies that arrived on my doorstep Wednesday afternoon. It came with two pumpkins, collard […] Continue reading >

Elegant Halloween Cakes

If you have a Halloween party coming up, this would be an easy addition to the menu. I know layer cakes seem sometimes overwhelming, but just take it step by step. You could even spread it out over a day or two. I baked the layers on day one. On day two, I made the […] Continue reading >

Frosted Halloween Cookies

It's that time of year again. My favorite quarter! I can't believe how quickly it gets here. Maybe I'm just getting old and forget half of the stuff that happens throughout the year, and it's what makes the year seem to fly by. We always make sugar cookies for the holidays and Halloween, but this […] Continue reading >

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

  Last week I attended the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC). Such a fun time out in Sacramento, the farm to fork capital. One of the preconference excursions was a trip to Cobram Estate and a visit with the California Olive Oil Council.  Cobram was named the World's Healthiest Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the […] Continue reading >

Chocolate Cranberry Scones

  I've had a love affair with scones since pastry school when I worked at a teashop that made fresh scones daily. Those savory, cheddar cheese, rosemary, flakey delicious pastries. Oh gosh, I want one right now! It was my breakfast every day before class. I would work at the tea shop as the baker […] Continue reading >

Mocha Ice Cream Sandwich

  I'm not sure what you are doing this summer to cool off from the heat, but this is what we are doing! Mocha ice cream held together by two cinnamon spiced brownies. Good grief, I could eat this every single day. I saw this in Sift Magazine and decided to give it a try […] Continue reading >