• Pumpkin Dream Dessert Delight

    Your Pumpkin Dream is made of this dessert and you need it NOW!  Layers, Layer & Layers of Pumpkin Dream Delights! It all starts with a buttery and delicious graham cracker crust, baked to perfection.  Next bring on a rich and creamy cheesecake layer, with just a bit of tang in each bite.  Third is the pumpkin “mousse/pudding” layer.  This light pumpkin layer brings everything together to make this the perfect fall treat.  To finish it everything is topped with fresh whipped cream, like this All Day Whipped Cream and some toasted pecans or walnuts.   These layers are everything!   It is not just for Fall… I know, I…

  • Pumpkin Butter

    OK… I have a sad story about pumpkin butter.  As I am sure you know by now I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin fan.  One of my most favorite pumpkin treats is pumpkin butter, but when I went to buy some the other day at Trader Joes they were out!  There was none to be found… NONE!! MY Pumpkin Butter Obsession So it all started back 10+ years a go when I was aimlessly wondering through Williams Sonoma one October day.  This very sweet lady came up to me and asked if I would like to try some pumpkin butter.  I mean she had me at the word pumpkin but…

  • Pumpkin Espresso Bundt

    Pumpkin + Espresso makes me a happy girl.  And yes, I know it is only September but in my world it is pumpkin time.  I mean honestly it is pumpkin time all the time to me but I can at least now post it and it seem somewhat “normal”. Pumpkin, please I love pumpkin anything and everything, and I can eat pumpkin anytime, especially this bundt cake.  The pumpkin makes the bundt cake super moist without making it heavy and then with the addition of the pumpkin pie spice gives it just the right amount of warmth in each bite. If you didn’t want to use the pumpkin pie spice you…

  • Easy Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread Cookies are my mom’s most favorite cookie.  Anytime I ask her what she wants for her birthday or a holiday treat she says shortbread…and these are her MOST FAVORITE recipe. What makes them so special? First thing is the Vanilla Bean Paste.  It adds a true vanilla flavor to these cookies, along with the cute little specks from the vanilla bean making these cookies look a little bit fancier then your typical shortbread.   If you do not have vanilla bean pasta that is ok you can use vanilla extract, but of you can get your hands on vanilla bean extract I would. Secondly, these cookies have less powder…

  • Spiced Molasses Sandwich Cookies

    I have a new favorite cookie… Spiced Molasses Sandwich Cookies!  Trust me… you will LOVE them! The perfect blend The cookie itself is quite sweet, especially with the course sugar, but the pumpkin-butter buttercream is the perfect balance.  It is just a little sweet with a good bit of spice making each bite the perfect balance.   If you are planning on just eating the cookies and not making them into sandwich cookies you could leave off the sugar until right when you bring them out of the oven.  That way the sugar is just on the top and not on all sides. Sugar options When I roll cookies in…

  • Pumpkin-Butter Buttercream

    The Holidays call for 2 things in my book… pumpkin and buttercream. One of my favorite pumpkin treats is Trader Joes Pumpkin Butter.  It is a little sweet with a little spice making it AMAZING!   When you add it to this buttercream recipe it is AMAZING! Not your normal filling I love a good sandwich cookie with a  good filling.   I love the richness and creaminess it brings to anything and everything you add it to.  Most of the time buttercream is used on cakes and cupcakes, but this time I used it as the filling for my new favorite cookie.  Yes cookie my Spiced Molasses Sandwich Cookies. If…

  • a dressing like no other

    Are you a stuffing or dressing person?  Are you a cornbread or bread dressing person?   We are cornbread people here.  Well I am here to tell you I have another option for all my die hard cornbread dressing friends.  Trust me it is AMAZING! An apple a day… The old saying goes “an apple a day will keep the Dr away”.  This delicious side may not keep the Dr away but it will make you feel VERY good.  If you would have asked me a month ago if I would put apple in my dressing I would have said NO WAY, but it has changed. Our sweet friend Andrea said she wanted…

  • I could eat these everyday

    I think if I could only eat one thing for the rest if my life it might just be mashed potatoes.  I LOVE THEM that much, especially this new mashed potato recipe.  Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  They are loaded with tons a flavor, they are rich and creamy. It’s a family thing My MeeMaw LOVED mashed potatoes.  I mean she LOVED, LOVED them.  She loved them so much she always said she wanted to be buried in them.  She was not buried in them, but she did really love them.  Her mashed potatoes were very classic with a little sour cream added in for a little extra something, and now I have taken…

  • Pumpkin & Espresso have never been so good

    OK I know Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but I have one more pumpkin recipe that is a MUST MAKE.  This bundt cake will be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving week. Pumpkin, please I love pumpkin anything and everything, and I can eat pumpkin anytime, especially this bundt cake.  The pumpkin makes the bundt cake super moist without making it heavy and then with the addition of the pumpkin pie spice gives it just the right amount of warmth in each bite. If you didn’t want to use the pumpkin pie spice you could use just cinnamon, making it a little more year round friendly. Yes you read…

  • The Star of the Table

    let’s talk TURKEY When we first started talking about this Early Thanksgiving Dinner my brother said he wanted to smoke the turkey.  I was thrilled…I couldn’t wait.  He had smoked one last year for our family Thanksgiving and it was good, but he said he wanted to make it even better, and that he did. When all the RSVP’s came back we had 15 people coming, so to ensure we had enough turkey (I love the leftover turkey) I got a big ole’ turkey.  It was right around a 20 pound bird.  And let me tell you the turkey was so, so good there was not too much left over. To…