Recipes

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

So I admit to perusing Pinterest and looking for new things to try and while doing so one evening I saw these miniature apple pies and had to give it a go. However, I could not use apple pie filling out of a can and pre-made pastry dough, that’s not […]

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Normally I’m all about baking from scratch but sometimes as I wander the aisles of Williams-Sonoma a product catches my eye and I have to try it out. Here I used a cute Nordic Ware pumpkin bread pan and their spiced pecan pumpkin bread mix.  The brisk weather and changing leaves […]

Pear Clafoutis

Pear Clafoutis

Along with sweater weather, hot drinks and beautiful leaves, Autumn also brings us delicious pears. One of the easiest ways you can incorporate these into a dessert is as a clafoutis, which is really a hybrid of a custard pie and fancy pancake. Prep time is negligible and the dessert […]

Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake

This ghostly bundt cake is the perfect confection for a spooky Halloween. I have to admit the best part, aside from eating it, was pouring the sugar glaze on top and watching the ghost appear before my eyes. I used a bundt cake mix from Williams Sonoma, which made the […]

Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes

Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes

  Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes Ingredients For the Cupcakes: 1 and 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup yogurt 3/4 cup milk 2 tsps vanilla extract 1/2 […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

  Pumpkin Pie Ingredients Pie Crust: 12 tbsps (1 1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening (such as Crisco) 1/2 cup ice water (you will use less) Filling: 1 15 Ounce can pumpkin puree […]

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

  Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butte at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp kosher salt 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut strawberry and apricot jam Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an electric […]