Sweet Potato Spoon Bread with Caramel Pecan Sauce

Late August and early September is harvest time here in Illinois. Farmer's markets are overflowing with produce and it's a great time to cook. Today I'm sharing a fall favorite - Sweet Potato Spoon Bread with decadent caramel pecan sauce! Yes, please!!   This is the first time I've made a dessert using sweet potatoes. I've always wanted to try my hand at sweet potato pie but have yet to cross that one off my bucket list. Stay tuned … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Made from Scratch

Fall isn't just the season of turning leaves and warming bonfires. In my book it's the season of baking! It's too hot to bake in the summer so when Autumn rolls around I'm ready to fire up the oven and get busy in the kitchen. Today I'm joining 9 of my dear blogging friends to bring you Tastes of the Season. Links to their Fall inspired recipes are at the end of this post. The recipe I've chosen to share with you is Pumpkin Pie Made from … [Read more...]

Easy Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Pie

The last few days I've had the grands over night while their mom and dad are in Cabo San Lucas. I thought they'd enjoy an Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Pie and decided to whip up a couple for them. Now normally I like to make recipes from scratch but I needed something fast and easy for these two young-uns so I broke down and used store bought ingredients to make the pies. It's kinda hard to screw up an ice cream pie. No matter what it looks like, it's … [Read more...]

Maple Snow Recipe

While most of our country is still in the iron grip of Old Man Winter's clutch and everyone is bemoaning the extreme cold and excessive snow, I begrudgingly tried to enjoy a little bit of winter today. In an old issue of Country Living magazine I found a recipe for maple syrup taffy. It was a lot of syrup and I thought it might be on the sickening sweet side instead of the pleasingly sweet side. So I added my own little twist and turned it into a … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Ah ... comfort food! Is there anything more tempting to the taste buds and comforting to the soul than sweet, creamy chocolate? Not in my book there isn't.  And when you eat chocolate in the form of a cake it just gets that much better! But then I start to feel guilty about eating chocolate and cake so today's recipe has some healthy fruit added to it! Won't you join me for a slice of this delectable Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake? Paired with a … [Read more...]

Super Simple Peach Cobbler

Summer is my favorite season and part of the reason I love it so much is due to the freshness of fruits and vegetables this time of year. I love snacking on fresh, juicy peaches from the farmer's market and enjoy cooking them up in recipes like this simple peach cobbler. A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be good and this sweet concoction doesn't disappoint. (Recipe below - you absolutely MUST use self-rising flour!) Just a few … [Read more...]

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