Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

To kick off my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes “event,” I want to share with you the recipe for my husband’s favorite cookie in the entire world. It’s pretty high up there on my list as well! The first time I tried this cookie, my friend Kelly made them when we were collegeĀ  (hi, Kelly!).…… Continue reading Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Pumpkin Custard Pie

Today’s recipe for Pumpkin Custard Pie is an ode to my grandmother. She passed away just over two years ago, about a month after my husband and I got married. Now, whenever I think about pumpkin pie, I think of the pumpkin custard that she made every year for Thanksgiving. Most of the people in…… Continue reading Pumpkin Custard Pie

Apricot and Walnut Stuffing

To date, I have not been a huge fan of regular stuffing. I’ve been pretty indifferent about it. I’ll take a few bites at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinners, but it’s certainly not my favorite side dish in the world. Whatever the case, I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for Apricot and Walnut Stuffing…… Continue reading Apricot and Walnut Stuffing

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a fantastic, versatile bread that can be eaten for dessert, breakfast, or just as a snack. I’m also including a basic recipe for cream cheese frosting, because well, pumpkin and cream cheese were made to be together. Mmmm. I love this bread because it reminds me of my favorite dessert in the entire…… Continue reading Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Caramelized Onion & Apple Mini Tarts

These tarts are super simple to prepare, yet make for an elegant presentation. Not to mention the unexpectedly delicious flavor combination! I was skeptical, at first, of how well onion and apple would go together; but give it a try, and you won’t regret it! To make 6 servings (about 20 mini tarts), you will…… Continue reading Caramelized Onion & Apple Mini Tarts

Pumpkin Scones

Well, it’s finally time to bust out the pumpkin recipes for fall! Thank goodness the pumpkin puree shortage is mostly over. As I was looking for canned pumpkin in the grocery store, I started to panic because I couldn’t find it in the usual spots (canned veggies/fruits aisle, and the baking aisle). I ended up…… Continue reading Pumpkin Scones

Prosciutto & Parmesan Crostinis

So, I promised to bring you lots of recipes to prepare for the holiday season. This is the first of many appetizers that I plan to test and share. These crostinis are a simple, yet elegant appetizer or hors d’oeuvre that can be served at your next party! To make 6 crostinis, you will need:…… Continue reading Prosciutto & Parmesan Crostinis

Mushroom, Spinach, and Mozzarella Pita Pizza

Today’s recipe is probably the easiest lunch I have ever made, aside from maybe pouring a bowl of cereal. My particular concoction includes ricotta cheese as the “sauce base,” but you could certainly use a tomato-based sauce. You can mix up the veggies any way you like. The possibilities are endless. šŸ˜› To make one…… Continue reading Mushroom, Spinach, and Mozzarella Pita Pizza

Fig Galettes with Honey and Cream Cheese

Until today, I had never tasted a fig that wasn’t smooshed up and processed into a Fig Newton. Do those even contain real figs? Whatever, I have no idea. I was perusing the grocery store’s fresh fruits and veggies when I stumbled upon these. I figured, “Why not?” So into my cart they went. Once…… Continue reading Fig Galettes with Honey and Cream Cheese