cakes & cupcakes, desserts

Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they're easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of… Continue reading Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

cakes & cupcakes, desserts, weeknight cooking

Autumn Spice Pound Cake

I wanted to bake something to take to work this week, but I also had a long day and wanted to do something easy. This cake uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base. I baked this in a loaf pan for easy transportation to work, since my cake carrier is at a friend's… Continue reading Autumn Spice Pound Cake

cookies, desserts, vegetarian

Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A local magazine was having a cookie recipe contest, so of course I wanted to enter! It's an unusually chilly summer day today, and it's raining, so I think I came up with these because they remind me of fall. Makes about 4½ dozen. Ingredients 2¼ cups pecan halves 2 tbsp melted butter 1¼ cups… Continue reading Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

desserts, ice cream, vegetarian

Gingerbread Ice Cream

I love gingerbread. Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread lattes, gingerbread everything - love it! I've been meaning to try to make gingerbread ice cream since around Christmas, but I kept putting it off and forgetting and then I decided to paint my kitchen cabinets, etc. So finally this weekend I decided to make it. It turned out… Continue reading Gingerbread Ice Cream

desserts, tarts and pies

Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

I had a few apples I needed to use the other day, and I'm a big fan of apple pie. I didn't have enough for a whole pie, so I decided to make these. I used my 3" ravioli stamp to cut out the shapes, and my pasta roller to roll out the dough. I'm… Continue reading Almost Bite-Sized Apple Pies

appetizers & snacks, breakfast, lunch box, vegetarian

Granola Bars

I had a bag of granola that she was snacking on, but once I was about halfway through it was too crumbly to eat unless I ate it with milk like a cereal. I thought it would be good to make into some granola bars. The recipe in this post is one I made a… Continue reading Granola Bars

bread, sides

Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

We had a big group over for Easter yesterday, so of course I cooked a lot. I'm still getting the hang of coming up with my own bread recipes, and I didn't want to risk an experiment with a big crowd. So, I used this recipe for honey yeast rolls from Southern Living. These rolls… Continue reading Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter