Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Autumn is finally here, and with the changing of the leaves, so changes my diet to include more pumpkin. It’s practically a requirement, am I right? Really, pumpkin is an extremely healthy ingredient (rich in the anti-oxidant beta carotene) that could (and should!) be used year-round. There is just something about this time of year,…… Continue reading Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

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

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

Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots

This decadent snack is so easy to make that I almost feel dirty making an entire post about it. But I would feel worse if I didn’t share it with you. These chocolate-pistachio apricots are a great snack that you can make ahead to serve at parties or give as gifts. I gave them out…… Continue reading Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

I have made a cheese ball for every party I’ve ever hosted, and this year is no different. They are usually a pretty big hit, but I don’t mind leftovers because it makes a great snack for the next day when I’m cleaning up after the party. In the past, the cheese balls I made…… Continue reading Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Creme

Halloween is just over a week away, and I’m in full-on Halloween party food testing mode! Today I want to share with you this recipe for Chocolate Pots de Creme – with a spooky twist! The recipe that inspired me to make these can be found over at MyRecipes. To make 4 half-cup servings, you…… Continue reading Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Creme

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