Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

This pumpkin spice muffin sports just a little cream cheese in the center and a wonderfully sweet, crunchy crumb topping.  Perfect warm out of the oven on a cool fall morning! Prepare Pans:  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake papers and set aside. Filling:  Beat the cream cheese, egg, and … Read morePumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger and Molasses … a marriage that has stood the test of time. This old-fashioned cookie is made with the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and then dark molasses is added to deepen and enhance the flavor. Warm, spicy, and buttery with a crunchy sugar topping – what’s not to love? The cookie … Read moreGinger Molasses Cookies

Perfect Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie – the quintessential Southern pie.  A tender, sweet butter crust serves as the foundation that encases this rich, buttery, gooey, pecan filling. I’ve tried countless pecan pie recipes over the years and I always come back to this recipe which uses brown sugar instead of white sugar; brown sugar intensifies the flavor.  This recipe is … Read morePerfect Pecan Pie

Christmas Figgy Pudding

“Now bring us some figgy pudding” is part of the chorus in We Wish You A Merry Christmas.   From the 16th century, Figgy Pudding traditionally graced the table at the end of a Christmas meal and it is quintessentially British.  It’s possible ancestors made the pudding from a potage of mashed figs thickened with bread, … Read moreChristmas Figgy Pudding

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Let me just start off by stating unequivocally that I am a scratch baker!  Period!  No room for semi-homemade in this house!  That being said, the Oscars were on last night!!  I didn’t have time to bake (much less from scratch) but I wanted to make something sweet to mail to my boys in college. … Read moreRed Velvet Cake Balls