Category: Sweets

Boozy Cherries

Cherries are my weakness.  Ask anyone.  I used to send KB to the farm stand on his way home from work when we lived in California.  Especially during cherry season.  There’s nothing better.  Yes, they’re more work because they have those little pits in the middle.  But it’s worth it.   Sometimes, I give the


Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

There’s something very satisfying about picking your own fruit.  Yes I know it’s more work.  And sometimes you get all sweaty and sore from bending over to pick fruit from the tree or bush.  But it’s much better seeing where the fruit came from and what was done to it before you put it in


Classic Beignets

So the other day, I thought to myself, self, what would you like to eat right now?  And of course, the answer I came up with was beignets.  Jazz fest just happened and KB and I have both been to Mardi Gras, so suffice it to say I really enjoy New Orleans.  And there’s nothing


Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

So a few weeks ago, it was National Pumpkin Cheesecake day.  And I’m not sure why, but I felt the need to celebrate.  And since it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, I decided to blog this recipe today.  Pumpkin cheesecake.  Cheesecake in general.  Creamy center with a crunchy crust.  And what else can I say about pumpkin, one


Habanero Jelly

So normally when I plant a garden, I plant a hot pepper (jalapeno) plant or two.  But this past summer, I went a little crazy and planted two jalapeno plants (which one turned out to be a cayenne pepper plant) and a habanero plant.  I wasn’t too sure why I did the habanero, because let’s


Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s not to love about maple and bacon?  Bacon and maple.   I’ve always loved bacon, but it hasn’t been until recently that I bought into the whole sweet-salty-bacon-maple craze.  And man is it something.  The other day I ran across this recipe on Food and Wine: http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/diy-maple-bacon-ice-cream-sandwiches-will-bring-out-your-o-face and I decided that it was such an


Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread

I love browned butter.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!   There’s something about the nuttiness of it and the extra punch of flavor that it adds.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, sometimes when I’m making popcorn, I let my butter brown on purpose.  I really don’t use a


Crockpot Apple Butter

Every fall I like to take the kids apple picking.  There’s something that just makes the apples taste better right off the tree.  Although this year, I think the kids were distracted so there was not much eating going on.  At any rate, we always pick all the apples we can use and then some


Pioneer Woman’s Crazy Brownies

I’m a Food Network junkie!  I admit it.  I DVR all kinds of cooking shows and then at night, once the kids are in bed, I can watch them commercial-free.  So one of the shows I love to watch is the Pioneer Woman.  She has amazing food and I love her blog.  KB just likes


Bourbon Vanilla Poached Peaches

I took the kids to pick peaches at the end of August.  May not have been the peak of peach-picking season, but I was desperate for something to do before school started. I think TAB thought I was her social director.  Every morning as she bounded down the stairs with bundles of energy, the first