Apple Pie Superstar

I have to admit that I don’t bake pies too often, maybe a couple times each year, tops. This year I decided to be more traditional for Thanksgiving Day desserts, and baked pecan pie, pumpkin pie cake, and this delicious apple pie superstar. It had been six years since I last baked an apple pie, […]

Slow Cooker Spiced Applesauce

A couple of months ago, my mom bought a 4 quart basket of Jersey Mac apples. She didn’t know it at the time, but they were definitely last year’s crop. They tasted good, but were very soft inside, sometimes brinking on the point of mushy. (If you are like me, than you hate eating mushy […]

Awesome Autumn Desserts

It’s that time of the year again. My kitchen is full of my favorite autumn themed foods. There are apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, candy corn, candy corn M&M’s…The smells are as enticing as the tastes themselves. Here is a rundown of my favorite autumn themed desserts. Yum! Marie-Helenes Apple Cake Pumpkin White Chocolate Bars Pumpkin […]

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

I first saw Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake on pinterest, and my curiosity was peeked when I read through the ingredient list. There are plenty of apples in this cake, but not a lot of flour or sugar to support the fruit. Although skeptical, I decided to attempt the recipe after reading the positive […]

Butternut Apple Vegetable Harvest Soup

Two weeks ago, I bought a huge butternut squash at the fruit market. My initial intentions were to make oven baked fries out of it, but I changed my mind when I found a soup recipe on I knew my butternut squash had way more than two cups of flesh, so I doubled the […]

Apple Bread Pudding

     Traditionally, bread pudding is made by breaking day old or stale bread into pieces, soaking it in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar, and then baking it in the oven. Many bread puddings feature raisins, but my husband is not a fan of them. I thought I’d experiment and add a finely […]