November 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

I love how Shanon talks about pumpkin pie: "I consider pumpkin pie as the “Grand Hoo-Ha” of Thanksgiving Day. Every year I am looking for “the” recipe. Something that retains the pumpkin flavor with a creative twist..." Well folks, this is it!

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

These rolls are light and tender and packed with cranberries and walnuts. The perfect dinner roll to grace any holiday table - Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Recipe: Cranberry-Walnut Rolls

Pumpkin Custard Pie

Pumpkin Custard Pie

from lolfoodie

There's something about the holiday season that makes us all a little nostalgic. We probably all have old family recipes that we pull out specifically during the holidays, and the sentiment alone makes them that much more comforting and special.

Cathy's pie is "an ode to her grandmother." It's made with a "delicious, creamy" pumpkin custard rather than the traditional pumpkin pie filling. A simple graham cracker crust and fresh whipped cream topping make it her own. 

Recipe: Pumpkin Custard Pie

Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

When smells of ginger, cloves and cinnamon are wafting out of the kitchen these big sugary molasses cookies can't be far behind! With a perfect balance of sweet and spice the only thing missing is ME and a cup of tea with milk!

Recipe: Molasses Spice Cookies

Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

This striking roll cake made to resemble a tiger's stripes is a delicious two-tone sponge cake filled with rich chocolate ganache that makes you want to growl.

Recipe: Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

My favorite holiday pie? Apple. Hands down. And Joelen has the secret to a perfect pie: "finish the components separately and then assemble them before serving."

Crisp apples cook down over the stove before they're dropped into a pie crust and sprinkled with a streusel topping. The best part? This pie only bakes for about 10 minutes before you can serve it up "a la mode with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel."

Recipe: Dutch Apple Pie

Dulce De Leche Bars

Dulce De Leche Bars

Attention caramel lovers: these are for you! These decadent dessert bars are "buttery and sweet" and everything you need for a good "caramel fix."

Recipe: Dulce De Leche Bars

Le Creuset Baker's Gift Pack Winner!

Le Creuset Baker's Gift Pack Winner!

The winner of our hot Le Creuset Baker's Gift Pack giveaway, is comment #328!

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Vegetarian Pot Pies

Vegetarian Pot Pies

Looking for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dish? This hearty pot pie is just what you need. It's filled with lentils and veggies and topped with a delicious cornmeal biscuit.

Recipe: Vegetarian Pot Pie

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Adriana waxes poetic about these pretzels, and I can see why. "The pretzels themselves are near perfect. Fresh from the oven, their insides are soft and pillow-y, but once cooled, they develop that characteristic pretzel chew" that we all know and love.

Add a little spicy mustard, and you have a perfect fall snack...maybe something to munch on while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner?! 

Recipe and Sonnet: Soft Pretzels