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Fudgiest Ever Pumpkin Bread {with brown butter icing}

Oh joy, it is September.  The “ember” months.  My most favorite four months of the whole entire year.  For me, it’s not just the pumpkin spiced everything, although I certainly enjoy that part.  It’s the coziness of fall.  The boots and the sweaters, the cool weather, the pumpkins, the anticipation of the holiday season, and… Continue reading Fudgiest Ever Pumpkin Bread {with brown butter icing}

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Classic Pecan Pie

I have another new pecan pie recipe to share with you all.  Last year, I shared my friends Randy and Renee’s amazing recipe for Southern Boy Pecan pie– a wonderful, corn-syrup free pecan pie infused with bourbon, butter, and vanilla. Today, I’m sharing with you a classic, traditional pecan pie made with corn syrup and… Continue reading Classic Pecan Pie

dinner · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Soups

One Pot Lasagna Soup

We have a Halloween tradition.  Our great friends come over.  We have a tummy-warming dinner of soup or chili (I try to make a new one each year) with fresh bread or cornbread and salad, and then we head out with all the kiddos into the (usually rainy) weather for a night of trick-or treating.… Continue reading One Pot Lasagna Soup

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Top Recipe Collections

10 Simple and Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here is my Thanksgiving dessert round-up! Pumpkin Crunch.  Something about the buttery, crunchy, nutty topping baked into the creamy pumpkin pie filling and topped with whipped cream is simply irresistible. Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie using fresh or frozen blackberries.  So amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Tutorial on lattice crust… Continue reading 10 Simple and Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Nan’s Simple and Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing

There is a long held belief that the smell that makes everybody who walks into your house say “Smells like Thanksgiving in here!” comes from the turkey.  I am a firm believer that the smell actually comes from the stuffing.   If you ever cook a turkey without stuffing or stuffing without a turkey, you’ll see… Continue reading Nan’s Simple and Perfect Thanksgiving Stuffing

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Brown Sugar Pie

It’s almost November!! I feel like I should say that louder because I am so happy about it.  YOU GUYS, IT’S ALMOST NOVEMBER!!   !!!!!!! This is probably my favorite month of the year.  Starbucks Christmas cups.  Christmas carols.  Turkey.  Family.  Thanksgiving.  Cutting down my Christmas tree and decorating it with the kids. Oh yeah, and… Continue reading Brown Sugar Pie

Breads · cinnamon rolls · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Caramel Monkey Bread

I very rarely make Monkey Bread around here because it is VERY dangerous. Case in point: I just had to try this pumpkin caramel monkey bread yesterday and I legit gained an entire pan in one day, even though I skipped lunch. Traditional lunch, I should say.  I definitely ate my weight in monkey bread… Continue reading Pumpkin Caramel Monkey Bread