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, […]

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cut-Out Cookies

Julia (my four year old daughter) LOVES making cut-out cookies. (She would make them every week if she had the chance)! This past Saturday was a chilly one, and the perfect excuse to turn on the oven and make some peanut butter cut-out cookies. I made a favorite recipe, but halved it, used a cinnamon […]

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 […]

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies I found this recipe for Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies on the package of Nestle butterscotch baking chips. My husband’s favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal, but I almost always use either milk chocolate or white chocolate chips in his cookies. This time I switched things up, and we both agreed that these cookies […]

Harvest Applesauce Cake

  a sweet warm slice of harvest applesauce cake side-view of harvest applesauce cake With all of the Halloween candy lying around my house this week, I figured I better bake something healthy to munch on. I found a recipe for applesauce bars online, and switched up some of the spices and the pan they were […]

Cinnamon Roll Vanilla Pumpkin Sheet Cake

When I saw the recipe for cinnamon roll vanilla pumpkin sheet cake on Picky-Palate, I just knew I had to try it. The cake recipe itself is actually quite straight forward, and only took about 20 minutes of preparation to make. I brought it over to my mom’s house to have for dessert during a big […]

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins: Side View Doughnut Muffins: Top View      Have you ever had a craving for doughnuts but didn’t feel like driving to Tim Horton’s? Sure, you could fry some homemade ones, but that takes a lot of time, effort, and oil. Well, I have a solution for you: Doughnut Muffins. Just like the […]

Cinnamon Bread

     One of the first recipes my mom taught me how to make was her homemade cinnamon bread. She first baked it when she was a teenager in home-economics class. Her method is unlike most cinnamon bread recipes, as it is baked in a square or round pan and has no yeast. This makes […]