Category Archives: Winter/Christmas

Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin and cranberry are two great flavors to enjoy for the holidays! I really like these Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins because they have dried cranberries, golden raisins, chopped pecans, and spices mixed in the batter—they just seem perfect for this time of year! You don’t really need a glaze for these, since they’re sweet enough on their own, but I’ve included a recipe for Cream Cheese Icing that you can spread or drizzle over these muffins if you like!

Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Casserole

What could be better than a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly day? Well, if you’re a casserole lover, it could be this Chicken Noodle Casserole! It has that delicious chicken noodle soup flavor with some cheese and veggies added in and a yummy cracker crumb topping!

Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Cornbread

If you’re a cornbread-lover, take note: this cornbread is flavored with pumpkin puree and slightly sweetened with pure maple syrup—perfect for fall and winter! The pumpkin puree makes this Pumpkin Spice Cornbread nice and moist, and cinnamon and nutmeg add that rich spice flavor we love so much in our autumn and winter baked goods! And last but not least, maple syrup is stirred in the batter for just the right hint of maple flavor and sweetness! It’s also quick and easy to make, since a corn muffin mix is used in the batter, so that cuts down on prep time!

Continue reading

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I was never much of a fan of cranberry sauce as a kid, but I like it now, especially if it’s homemade. When I reviewed the book In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley a few years ago, I found a recipe for cranberry sauce which I decided I had to try, since I’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce.

Continue reading

Sourdough Sage Dressing

I really like making recipes with fresh sage! I usually grow sage in the summer, along with some other herbs. It gives savory baked goods such a great flavor. Since stuffing and dressing recipes are on everyone’s mind during the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons, and since I’m a big fan of sourdough bread, I thought I’d try making a Sourdough Sage Dressing. And I thought it turned out really good!

Continue reading