Ever since the weather has gotten cooler, I’ve been in this “pumpkin bread-baking” mood. I had recently baked up a Pumpkin-Pecan Bread, which is really good, and I thought I’d try making one that was more about brown sugar-and-cinnamon, since those are such great fall flavors! And that’s how this Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread came to be!Continue reading
Several friends have given me homemade apple butter the last few years—it makes a wonderful food gift, especially around the holidays. I discovered you can make apple butter with the slow cooker or on the stovetop, and for my first try I decided to make a stovetop version.Continue reading
When fall comes around, baked oatmeal makes a great breakfast! It’s actually good any time of the year, but I tend to make it more often in the cooler fall and winter months. This Apple Baked Oatmeal is especially perfect for autumn! It’s sweetened with brown sugar, applesauce, and diced apples. You don’t even have to peel the apples if you like leaving the skins on (I like using organic apples in this and since they’re pesticide-free, I leave the skins on).Continue reading
When I think of autumn flavors, cinnamon is one of the first to come to mind for me. I use cinnamon in quick breads, muffins, cakes, all kinds of treats…and I guess that’s why this Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn stood out to me when I reviewed the cookbook Sally’s Candy Addiction: Tasty Truffles, Fudges & Treats for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix a few years ago.
As the book mentions, this Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn is inspired by a caramel sticky bun drizzled with vanilla glaze. It has a yummy, slightly cinnamony caramel coating and it’s drizzled with melted white chocolate—a combination that’s definitely hard to resist!Continue reading
Carrot-themed recipes remind me of springtime and Easter—maybe because I tend to see a lot of product packaging with bunnies and carrots this time of year! I actually am not a big fan of raw whole carrots, but I do like raw shredded carrots. Strange, right? I’m not sure why! So I tend to have shredded carrots in salads mostly. But here’s another way you can use shredded carrots—in these tasty Carrot Spice Muffins! They’re dense and moist, with a mildly sweet-and-cinnamon-spice flavor. Raisins give them an extra punch of sweetness. And I really like how they rise so nicely!Continue reading