Apple recipes are the best, especially in the fall! These Mini Apple Bundts are big on apple flavor, with diced fresh apples, cinnamon applesauce, and apple juice mixed into the batter, making a tasty treat that is so good and moist! Another plus is that they’re easy to make—a box of yellow cake mix is used in this recipe too!Continue reading
I’m a big mocha fan—how about you? I’m a big brownie fan, too, so you’d think I would have made mocha brownies a long time ago. I finally got around to making them, after finding a recipe on the Community® Coffee Blog called Grandma W’s Extra Chocolaty Frosted Mocha Brownies. I modified that recipe slightly by adding mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and making my frosting a little thicker. They turned out soooo good! These brownies are rich and very chocolaty, with a great hint of coffee flavor! The perfect dessert for all of you chocolate and coffee lovers out there!Continue reading
This is the first Blackberry Crumble I’ve made. I’m a big fan of blackberries, but had never made a crumble with them, so I looked at some different recipes and came up with my own version. Not having made one of these before, I wasn’t quite sure what a typical blackberry crumble was supposed to be like…mine isn’t as gooey as I thought it would be—it’s more sweet-syrupy-juicy. The blackberries have just the right amount of sweetness, with a little punch of flavor from the lemon juice, and the buttery, brown-sugar crumble topping is a great finishing touch. I like using oats in the topping, too—anything with oats always seems a little healthier to me! 🙂Continue reading
The Giveaway is now closed. I’m reviewing a new cookbook, When Pies Fly, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway!
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t make pies often (especially with homemade crust) but I do want to get better at it! Which is why I was happy to review a new cookbook called When Pies Fly: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes by food writer Cathy Barrow. It’s a book for both novice and experienced pie-makers, with sweet and savory recipes ranging from free-form galettes to pretty tarts, hand pies, and more.
This is a book that can come in handy at the holidays, when more people probably make pies and other special treats than at any other time of the year. After all, what would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie, right? But this book helps you create a fresh take on classic favorites. Discover Chocolate Pecan Tassie Galette…Pear, Sweet Potato, and Pistachio Strudel…savory Thanksgiving-in-a-Bite Pie Poppers…Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings...savory Spinach, Cranberry, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Hand Pies. Continue reading