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Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Let me first start off with a confession. Peppermint is not my favorite flavor. When I think of it I remember those hard round candies I grudgingly ate as a child, sharp in flavor and definitely not a chocolate santa (my favorite). Fast forward to now where I’m facing my fears […]

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

What could be more festive than little Christmas tree cupcakes? I think they look pretty good but the surprising part was how easy it was. basically just piping little star-shaped dollops onto a sugar cone with a number 30 tip. The nicest surprise came when I broke a cone while […]

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Sometimes I might go a bit overboard with the cake decorating and sometimes I really just want to make a quick treat. This peppermint bark definitely falls into the quick treat category, it’s needs four ingredients (three if you’re in a pinch), you can use a microwave to melt the chocolate and […]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

There’s something about a good bundt cake that’s so appealing. I wonder if it’s the promise of several pieces accompanying my morning coffee the next day that I enjoy so much… This little number has pumpkin purée, maple syrup and lots of spices. It’s topped off with a thick maple […]

Thanksgiving Pie Roundup

Thanksgiving Pie Roundup

If there’s one holiday associated with pie it’s gotta be Thanksgiving! I rounded up of some of my favorite recipes from my kitchen and across the web. If you have a pie you’d like to include, let me know in the comments below! I loved these apple hand pies. Freshly made […]

Walnut Maple Cake

Walnut Maple Cake

A LONG time a go I made a maple cake at my mom’s house and it was delicious, memorable even, and not just because it’s fun to bake with her. I decided to make another but wanted to mix it up a bit so I added toasted walnuts, a maple […]

Rose Apple Tarts

Rose Apple Tarts

  Rose Apple Tarts Sweet apples with a zing of lemon in a french cookie shell make for a captivating treat. These mini tarts are not difficult to make but the technique really makes a great impression and the taste is amazing… Servings 12 tarts Author jkanell Ingredients Pâte Sucrée […]

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

A flakey butter crust, pecans, maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and bourbon combine to make what I consider the perfect pecan pie! This was one of the desserts where I had a piece, walked away, had another piece, thought about my healthy but uneaten lunch then had another piece. I […]

Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies Ingredients For the Crust: 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup unsalted butter very cold 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup ice water For the Filling: 2 tbs lemon juice freshly squeezed 3 lbs baking apples (Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Mutsu) 2/3 cups sugar […]