Banana bread bursting with dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips. The tart berries paired with the sweet chocolate and subtle hint of banana is a particularly delicious combination, not to mention, befitting of the season. This is a bread that only gets better as it ages. The banana flavor becomes more pronounced after a day or two and the chewy cranberries really pop. It has… [Read more]
Blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, white chocolate, crystallized ginger and macadamia nuts come together in these delectable truffles. My entry in the “Blueberries Meet Their Match” blogger recipe contest being held by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. The challenge was to use blueberries with coconut, balsamic vinegar, rosemary or bananas. Being I had six bags of shredded coconut (stocking up for Christmas baking) on hand it… [Read more]
This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Pecan pie gets an exciting new twist! This double-decker pie features a layer of cream cheese topped with sticky pecans. It’s like two desserts in one. Pie meets cheesecake. The best of both worlds. It may look complicated to make but in reality it’s ridiculously simple to put together. You can… [Read more]
Little pumpkin cakes sandwiched with marshmallow fluff buttercream. Why they’re called “pies” I’ll never know because whoopie “cakes” is more fitting. To their credit whoopie “pies” is cuter. The word on the street is that pumpkin is out of season already. I refuse to believe it. It’s just a rumor pumpkin haters would have you believe. A big mistake. They can’t be out of season… [Read more]
A delectable cake with apples and nuts folded into the batter, a tunnel of cheesecake filling and a nutty brown sugar frosting with caramel notes to it. Two desserts in one, this is a cake with a lot going on. Although it may look complicated to make with that ribbon of cream cheese running through it – it’s not at all. Two-thirds of the batter… [Read more]
If you’ve ever daydreamed of a cinnamon roll in cake form complete with all that lovely buttery cinnamon filling cinnamon rolls are named for topped with a white icing glaze then I am about to make your dream come true. If you haven’t had that same daydream then you will now. If you’re one of those people who finds working with yeast dough intimidating or… [Read more]
This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched with a sweet marshmallow filling. They’re like little hand-held cakes. Soft and moist, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor with fluffy, sticky-sweet centers holding them together. With a little help from McCormick food colors these everyday treats are all gussied up for Halloween.
Old-fashioned pumpkin pie gets a new lease on life with the help of cheesecake. Traditional pumpkin pie and cheesecake fillings are layered atop a flaky pie crust. You’ll never look at pumpkin pie the same way again. And that’s a good thing. All by itself pumpkin pie is kind of, sort of, a yawn fest. It’s not that I hate it. Not at all. Let’s… [Read more]