Breads · Breakfast · christmas

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pull Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread So, I saw this recipe on Pinterest weeks ago, and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast, but I wanted to give it a dry run before then.   I knew I would swap out the regular sugar/cinnamon mixture in the recipe for the sugar/cinnamon mixture that Cinnabon… Continue reading Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pull Apart Bread


Fabulous Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Monte Cristo Sandwich Today, I had a really strong craving for a monte cristo sandwich.  If you’ve never had one, a monte cristo sandwich is a ham, turkey, and swiss sandwich, dipped in an egg batter, sometimes fried, sometimes grilled, and then topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and dipped in jam.  Sort of… Continue reading Fabulous Monte Cristo Sandwiches


Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Right out of the oven Let me start off by saying that I am really kicking myself for not taking a better picture of these cookies, because they were beautiful.  Somehow, I remembered to take a picture before going into the oven, and just out of the oven, but didn’t put any on a plate… Continue reading Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Cranberry Crumb Cake

Cranberry Crumb Cake I have to say, I think this is my most favorite cranberry dessert I’ve ever made.  While not terribly photogenic, it was very delicious.  A dense, moist cake, almost pound-cake like full of tart cranberries that perfectly balance out the sweetness of the cake.  I topped it with a delicious oatmeal walnut… Continue reading Cranberry Crumb Cake

cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Today my daughter and I spent some time making and decorating sugar cookies.  Daphne’s “contribution” was mainly confined to eating dough, and then cookies, but we sure had a good time.  We decorated them as ghosts and pumpkins for Halloween. Shameless “isn’t my baby adorable?” photo This is by far my… Continue reading Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Dinners · Soups

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup I love fall, partly because I get to make so much soup for dinner.  And since the weather around here has been particularly blustery and fall-like lately, I decided to try out this recipe from Mangio da Sola for Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  My husband tends to be less than enthusiastic at the… Continue reading Broccoli Cheese Soup

Breakfast · cinnamon rolls

Pumpkin Cinnabons

Pumpkin Cinnabons My newest obsession, Pinterest, gave me the idea to try making pumpkin cinnamon rolls.  At first, I wasn’t sure if it sounded good.  Sounded Autumn-y for sure, and I love, love, love pumpkin… but I wasn’t sure about pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Rather than use one of the recipes on Pinterest, I used my… Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnabons