Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie

Hello friends! Tis’ the cranberry season! They appear on our holiday table spreads in cranberry sauce, relish, chutney, cakes, and pies.  Then they are forgotten until next year, I don’t understand! Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie involves so few ingredients and so little effort. Delicious, tart cranberries are the star of this super-simple, easy, crustless pie. Mixed…

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Hello friends! “Pie Problem” by Shel Silverstein If I eat one more piece of pie, I’ll die! If I can’t have one more piece of pie, I’ll die! So since it’s all decided I must die. I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM-OOH-MY! Chomp-Gulp-‘Bye. Shel Silverstein knew exactly the outcome. Either…

White Chocolate Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Good morning, friends! Looking for a better way to start your morning? Look no further than the pumpkin scone! These tender scones are all about pumpkin. These are made with canned pumpkin, which makes them savory, moist, and lightly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. The scones are then stuffed with white chocolate chips,…

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Allspice Crumble

Hello friends! Our warm and cozy instincts rev up at the first sign of autumn.  We can’t wait to pull out our comfy sweaters and revisit classic flavors (hello apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice).  This applesauce oatmeal bread gives us all the flavors of fall that we crave in a quick bread. This tender, moist…

Apple Cider Doughnut Bundt Cake

Hello friends! As Autumn arrives, the air gets crisp with cooler temperatures, the beautiful red and yellow hues color the trees, and that quintessential seasonal activity becomes a popular weekend event: apple picking. Farmers markets and orchards make use of the season’s apple bounty by brewing apple cider and baking crowd-pleasing apple cider doughnuts.  Inspired…

Chocolate Orange Swirl Buns

Hello friends! These buns are: Fluffy Tender Sweet Chocolate-y Citrus-y Fun & Satisfying In other words, Perfection! Looking for something with chocolate?  Here it is, two of America’s favorite complementary flavors happily married in a tender, buttery dough that’s smeared with a decadent chocolate filling with a hint of orange, and drizzled with more rich…

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Hello friends! I have been trying my hands at frangipane ever since I purchased a bag of almond meal from my local market this week. When I was younger, I had this idea that a frangipane tart is hard work and that only experienced pastry chefs could pull them off.  How silly I was.  I…

Apple Blondies with Apple Cider Caramel

  Hello friends!   The end of summer isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Leaves will be changing colors as cool weather approaches but, summer’s departure means fall is up next, along with apple season baking! Since it’s officially apple season, and I love apples. Craving for these crisp, rosy apples made it easy to develop…

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Chocolate Crumbs

Hello friends! Autumn is almost here! Taste a delicious autumn twist on doughnuts in my Pumpkin Spice Doughnut with Chocolate Crumbs. These irresistible pumpkin spice doughnuts are pleasingly moist, tender, and baked not fried. Packed with pumpkin flavor by using pumpkin puree for moistness along with a wonderful swirl of warming spices, then topped with…

Zucchini Coffeecake with Cinnamon Nuggets

Hello friends! Summer may be gone, but not my zucchini! If you have ever grown your own zucchini, you probably have in your possession more zucchini than friends on Facebook!   Having said that, I’m always on the lookout for creative tasty zucchini recipes.  This long green versatile vegetable has endless possibilities.  It’s super easy…

Carmalized Tangerine Ricotta Upside-Down Cake

Hello, friends! Don’t cry because summer is over, smile because it happened! I can’t believe it’s near the end of summer already! I can keep baking all summer long with all of my favorite summer desserts. However, the end of summer still brings us wonderful seasonal ingredients like berries, fruits, and citrus that shouldn’t be…

Strawberry Cream Puff Cake with White Chocolate Cream Filling

  Hello Gorgeous!   Pate a Choux dough is a fancy French name for the cream puff pastry used to make the base or shell for this tender, light, cream puff cake.  Easily baked using a springform pan, ensures the tender light classic taste and it’s choux pillow texture. This light dreamy soft pastry is filled with…