Melt in your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

I finally did it, guys. I’ve been holding out and holding on to summer for as long as I can. I’ve been baking with berries and peaches and anything that reminds me of summer. But it was time. I broke out the pumpkin. Resistance was futile, especially when I woke up the other day at…

It’s almost fall and apples are ready for picking!

You don’t have to wait for ‘apple season’ the way you do with a lot of fruits.  You can almost always get fresh apples at any store.  Try that with my favorite rhubarb and you will be sorely disappointed! And most people have apples on hand for school lunches or afternoon snacks. I eat a…

Brown Butter Buttercream

This buttercream is perfect on just about any cake or cupcake but I especially like it on my Banana Cupcakes. The nuttiness of the brown butter blends perfectly with the bananas! First, prepare the brown butter: 2 1/2 sticks butter 4 to 4 1/2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract about…

Brown Butter

I have fallen in love. Of course, I fell in love with my adorable husband, Jamie, almost 23 years ago and it has been magical.  But my new love has consumed me.  It’s all I can think about!  I need this new love day and night and in everything I do. My new love is…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

The Reece’s commercial says it all.  Chocolate and peanut butter are the PERFECT combination.  I, especially, cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter together.  Whether it is ice cream, a cookie, a cake or just a graham cracker spread with pb and chocolate chips, I’m an addict. Luckily, I am not the only one that loves…

Cinnabon Liqueur?? Who knew?!?!

During a recent shopping trip with my husband two of the kids, we ended up stopping at Friar Tucks, a liquor store with the biggest selection I have ever seen or beer, wine, alcohol, mixers and even soda.  I went in for some Kirsch because I hope to work on a recipe for a Black…