November 2010

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

A classic dessert with some non-traditional twists that results in the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted!

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

Almond and Jam Bars

Almond and jam bars

Bill Granger has done it again - shortbread, jam and almonds deliciously combined in bar form!

Recipe: Almond and jam bars

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Sweet Potato Gingersnap Pie

Sweet Potato Gingersnap Pie

Full disclosure: I'm eating a piece of this pie as I type. I may be a little biased, but this pie is seriously delicious. In fact, I'm pretty sure sweet potatoes just replaced pumpkin as my favorite seasonal pie filling. It features a gingersnap cookie crust, creamy sweet potato filling and a toasted pecan and maple syrup topping. I'm sold, but we'll let you judge for yourself...

Recipe: Sweet Potato Gingersnap Pie

Braided Sweet Bread with Coffee Cream Filling

Braided Sweet Bread with Coffee Cream Filling

from CaffeIna

If you ever have a hard week, get in a fight or find you're simply in a bad mood, try baking this delicious sweet bread - it will cure anything!

Recipe: Braided sweet bread with coffee cream filling

Cranberry-Orange Tea Cake

Cranberry-Orange Tea Cake

Still looking for ways to use your cranberries? This cranberry-orange tea cake is infused with orange pekoe tea, and full of fresh cranberries, orange zest and chopped walnuts. A tasty recipe that accompanies a very touching post about the author's grandma, guaranteed to make you go hug someone you love.

Recipe and story: Cranberry-Orange Tea Cake

Hot Buttered Pretzels

Hot Buttered Pretzels

I'm getting so hungry just looking at these fresh-out-of-the-oven, slathered-with-hot-melted-butter, soft baked pretzels. Shanon claims these are the ones - she's finally found her new go-to homemade pretzel recipe. It definitely looks like she's struck hot-buttered gold with these beauties!

Recipe: Hot Buttered Pretzels

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Marble Cake

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Marble Cake

Rich. Moist. Velvety. Now add a generous swirl of high-grade luxury French Valrhona cocoa and dark chocolate chips. Wow. Jess is inspired by Honey Bee Sweets to bake this heavenly take on the classic sour cream marble bundt cake and it doesn't last long before its all gone.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Marble Cake

French Toast Cups

French Toast Cups

Matt shares some awesome info on one of my favorite sweeteners, maple syrup, along with this quick and easy recipe for little french toast cups baked in muffin tins. I love this healthy, less greasy take on the classic - as well, because it's baked, everyone's breakfast will be hot and ready at the same time!

Recipe: French Toast Cups

Ooey Gooey Taffy Tart Squares

Ooey Gooey Taffy Tart Squares

I'm going to go ahead and admit something: I've been stalking Sweetapolita's blog ever since I saw her asparagus cake. (If you haven't seen it, it's a work of art - you must go look!) 

So, I was thrilled when these popped up in my inbox! A "shortbread-like crust" and an "ooey, gooey, sticky, sweet" topping (filled with pecans!) combine to create these gorgeous squares that taste "exactly like Taffy Tarts." Rosie describes them as addictive and delicious, and really...how could you resist?!

Recipe: Ooey Gooey Taffy Tart Squares

French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes

French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes

How girly and fun are these? Little known fact: to this day, Cinderella is my all-time favorite movie, so I have a special place in my heart for all things Disney. 

Joelen made these adorable Tinkerbelle-inspired cupcakes for a 9-year-old's birthday party this weekend. Sweet vanilla cake, topped with classic vanilla buttercream and pink and purple sprinkles...a perfect complement to any fairy party!

Recipe: French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes