November 2010

Caramel Filled Cookies

Caramel Filled Cookies

From CaffeIna

You really don't need any particular reason to treat yourself with these amazing cookies - just one look at that golden caramel peeking through and you'll have no trouble coming up with an excuse!

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Vegan Yeast Doughnuts

Vegan Yeast Doughnuts

If you feel like taming the hungry voice of the vegan or health-conscious version of the Homer Simpson in you, indulge yourself with the recipe My Recession Kitchen whipped up for the October 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge.

Recipe: Yeast Doughnuts

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate chip coconut cookies

Coconut and chocolate are a match made in food heaven - so if you haven't tried this stellar combo yet, try these awesome cookies. :)

Recipe: Chocolate chip coconut cookies

Meringue with Mocha Baileys Cream

Meringue with Mocha Bailey Cream

Look at these adorable little meringue sandwiches! Sweet meringue kisses are held together with a chocolate-Nutella-Baileys spread and fresh whipped cream. I love the balance between the lightness of the meringue and the boldness of the chocolate. Striking and flavorful...you can't go wrong!

Recipe: Meringue with Mocha Baileys Cream

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

There's something wonderful about caramel apples. It's not just the combination of sweet juicy apple and gooey, sticky caramel. There's something about the format - the handle - that elevates it to a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. Amanda bakes up the perfect tribute to the classic treat with these sweet apple cider cupcakes topped with rich thick caramel sauce - right down to including the handle. :)

Recipe: Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

It's never too early to start planning holiday menus! For this delicious trifle, soft gingerbread is layered with pumpkin mousse and whipped cream to create an easy but elegant dish. Rachel suggests making this if you need a change of pace from the usual pies that grace holiday tables. 

Recipe: Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Caramel Muffins

Pumpkin Caramel Muffins

If you're still trying to get your pumpkin fix, consider these flavorful muffins. They have a "very moist and tender crumb," and they're full of fall spices. 

Consider baking this recipe into a loaf for a sweet holiday hostess gift!

Recipe: Autumn Pumpkin Caramel Muffins

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

A spiced pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust that would make a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table!

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

from Pattycake

Patty devised these super cute skull cookies to celebrate "Día de los Muertos", a very important traditional holiday in Mexico when families and friends gather to remember loved ones who have passed away. They were almost as much fun to eat as they were to make! 

Story and directions: Day of the Dead Skull Cookies

Buttermilk Crescents

Buttermilk Crescents

Now that it's November, the countdown to American Thanksgiving is on, and these beautiful crescent rolls would be a welcome addition to any holiday menu. The flavor and consistency places these somewhere between a croissant and a buttermilk biscuit, and they're every bit as light and fluffy as you would expect.

Recipe: Buttermilk Crescents