Simple Creamy Cheeseburger Soup is a soup that the whole family will love! It’s the classic all-American cheeseburger in soup form. This simple recipe is fool-proof and easy to follow so you will have more time to spend with your family outside of the kitchen.
Pumpkin Mousse Pie isn’t like your average pumpkin pie. The Pumpkin Mousse with homemade whipped cream is light and fluffy with a creamy pumpkin flavor. The gingersnap crust is amazing on it own but it also really enhances the flavor of the pumpkin mousse.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting has everything you could ever dream of in a cupcake. They are soft, fluffy, and super moist. The brown butter really boosts the flavor. I love the rich pumpkin spice flavor. Seriously, you have not lived until you try one of these cupcakes!
Homemade Apple Sauce is one of the best ways to enjoy apples! The difference between homemade applesauce and store bought applesauce is like night and day. This recipe makes the best applesauce you will ever taste! The fresh apple flavor is very vibrant combined with the perfect touch of cinnamon.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars are the absolute best! I love how velvety smooth and creamy they are. The graham cracker crust has a rich flavor and really makes the pumpkin flavor pop. This recipe is as easy as it gets to make!
Thanksgiving can be very stressful, trust me I know. It is always hard trying to find the right recipes for your dinner. So I thought I would help you out a little bit.
Homemade Apple Pie is the best apple pie you will ever taste! Everything about this pie is amazing, from the made from scratch flaky crust, and vibrant apple filling, to the sweet glaze drizzled on top of the pie before it is baked. You won’t find a better apple pie recipe than this one!
Nothing beats Homemade Apple Pie! Especially on Thanksgiving. However, it is a pie that takes a little bit longer to make, but it is definitely well worth the time!
This Homemade Apple Pie is like the classic apple pie that your grandma use to make. The caramel sauce that it poured on top of the pie before it is baked leaves a light glaze on the top of the pie as well as a rich caramel sauce throughout the pie. It is heavenly! My favorite way to eat this pie is hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. But don’t take my word for it, try it out yourself.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Homemade Apple Pie
2 batches of Flaky Pie Crust recipe for a 9 inch pie pan
7 medium granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tbsp.)
2 tsp. of cinnamon
1/8 tsp. of ground cloves
1 tbsp. of granulated sugar
1. In a large ziploc bag or bowl, toss the sliced apples with the cinnamon, cloves, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice and set aside.
Preheat Oven to 425° fahrenheit
2. Prepare the flaky pie crust recipe following the instructions 1-4.
3. Remove one of the dough discs from the refrigerator and follow steps 5-8 in the flaky pie crust recipe. Place the pie on a baking sheet lined with tin foil (for easy clean up) and add the apples to the pie, mounding slightly in the center
4. Remove the second dough disc from the refrigerator. Unwrap the plastic wrap so that it is spread out on the counter. Place two more 12 inch sheets of plastic wrap over the top of the dough. Roll the dough out into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge. Turning clockwise and rolling to form an even circle about 1/8 of an inch thick and 11 inches in diameter.
5. Using a knife or pastry wheel, cut the dough into 1 inch strips. Lay the horizontal strips down over the pie first. Using the longest for the middle and the shortest for the end.
7. Swap the strips of dough by laying the folded strips down and fold the opposite strips over on themselves.
8. Lay another strip vertically over the horizontal strips. Making sure to leave a 1 inch space between the two vertical strips. Continue this process until you reach the edge of the pie. Then repeat on the other half on the pie and then shape edges as desired. Place the baking sheet with the pie in the fridge while you make the caramel sauce.
1/2 cup of butter
3 tbsp. of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1.In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, mix the butter and flour together until the butter is melted and it forms a thick paste.
2. Stir in the water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and turn down the heat to medium-low. Simmer the sauce for 2 more minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Remove the pie from the fridge. Pour the sauce over the top of the pie. Place the pie in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn the heat down to 350 degrees and continue to cook for an additional 30-45 minutes until the apples are soft and the pie crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool before cutting.
This recipe was adapted from Apple Pie by Grandma Ople.
Here are a few pie recipes you might enjoy.
Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies with Orange Glaze all of the best holiday flavors wrapped into one recipe. The pumpkin and cranberries might sound weird, but trust me, once you try them you will be hooked. The orange glaze on top acts like the cookies wing man by rounding out the flavors and make them pop. It is like a Christmas party in your mouth.
You can’t fully enjoy Autumn without a delicious apple dessert. Fall just wouldn’t be Fall without apples. I love a good freshly picked crisp apple. You might have noticed that I am kinda partial to apples and caramel. Last year I made 7 different batches of caramel apples before I got it just the way I wanted. You can find that amazing recipe here. So it is only natural that I share a Caramel Apple Bundy Cake, right?
This Raspberry Custard Pie reminds me of summer. Maybe it is because when I was a kid, each Summer I would pick raspberries in my grandpa’s garden. My mom would use the raspberries to make raspberry jam and other mouth watering raspberry desserts.
Soft Homemade Caramels are rich and creamy and practically melts in your mouth. This tried and true recipe is definitely one you want to hang onto.
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie is what makes Thanksgiving dinner complete! This pie tastes just like your grandma’s pumpkin pie. It’s everything you have ever wanted in a classic Thanksgiving dessert!
Banana Cream Pie is one of my favorite pies! Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without pie! This recipe makes a silky smooth vanilla custard that goes perfectly with the banana layers. Then pared with the flaky pie crust and the homemade whipped cream, you have a recipe for true happiness!
White Chicken Chili is a hearty chili that warms you from head to toe. It is so simple to make and can be whipped up in no time at all.
Don’t you love it when you find a craft that is super cute, easy to make, and light on the pocket book? Well friends, I have just that for you today.
I love the natural look of these pumpkins! They are made with sisal rope and are so easy to make. In fact, it’s kind of hard to stop at just one. You can even make two different sizes of pumpkins. I have the measurements for the large pumpkins and for the small pumpkins. Heck, you might as well make a couple of both!
To make the pumpkins, I bought a 1/4 in. x 50 ft. roll of sisal rope at Home Depot for around $8.50. You can buy the natural or the light brown rope. You will be able to make 4 to 5 pumpkins with this rope. I also bought the pvc pipe in a 3 ft. section for around $3.00 and cut it into a 2 inch sections with pvc pipe cutters.
So lets get crafting with these Super cute and very affordable Rope Pumpkins!
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Some people prefer just a regular caramel apple without all of the toppings. My husband is one of these people. His way of thinking is, If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Other people like their caramel apples dipped, rolled, and drizzled with pure happiness. Personally I could go both ways. I have always appreciated a good caramel apple (hence the 7 batches I slaved over). I also think that with the right combination, you can take your caramel apple to whole new level!
The Best Homemade Caramel Apples recipe is the only recipe you will ever need! The caramel is soft and smooth with a rich deep flavor. Don’t pay a fortune on the over priced caramel apples when you can make your own at home for a lot less. [Read more…]
Oh man, Fall would not be the same without Apple Cobbler. I came up with this recipe for a birthday lunch for my mom. She loves her Apple Cobbler hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream dripping down the sides.
Here is a great recipe if you don’t like the tartness in a lemon meringue pie but love the lemon flavor. Growing up we always had a lemon meringue pie for Thanksgiving because it was one of my Dad’s favorite pies. I love lemons but the lemon meringue pies are too tart for me. When I tried this recipe, I thought it was the perfect compromise! It is also a pretty simple pie to throw together if you are in a pinch or just don’t want to spend a lot of time making a pie. This recipe is a keeper for sure!
Until next time,
I know, you are probably cringing right now after reading the title to this post. But, I accomplished my goal. I got your attention didn’t I?
I, like 99% of the women in the world can not handle mice. My mom is terrified of mice. If she saw one, she would jump on the nearest piece of furniture and scream/cry until somebody took care of the nasty little creature. If one of my siblings or I saw a mouse in the house (which luckily was very rare), we knew we had to immediately tell my dad. He would then swear us to secrecy. Then he would drop everything that he was doing to take care of the little creature. In the mean time all of the kids in the house were put on high alert. The mouse had to be caught before my mom found out, no questions asked! If my mom ever caught wind that there might be a mouse in our house she would threaten to move out and none of us would be able to rest until it was killed and properly disposed of.
However, when it comes to Halloween mice, they are welcome. That is of course unless they are real! I believe that 99% of the women in the world will agree with me that there is never a place for mice! It is just one of those creatures that you wonder why they were ever placed on this earth. So let me rephrase the title of this post. What do you do when you have a chocolate mouse infestation? You eat them of course. Wow, that sounds so much better, don’t you agree?
These mice are actually quite cute and rather delicious! They are a great project for the kids to help with and they are always a hit at Halloween parties! My sweet sister-in-law Jill made these when David and I first got married. She made them for Christmas Eve and then read the Night Before Christmas. This of course, is another fun way to put your new little friends to good use. When you make these mice, you want to make sure that the maraschino cherries are completely dry. I take cherries out of the juice and set them on a paper towel until they are dry. You will also want to make sure that your kisses are unwrapped and you have selected the almonds for the ears. Because once the chocolate is melted, you have to work fast before it cools down again. I hope you and your family enjoy eating these mice as much as you will enjoy making them.
Until next time,
Easy Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust is simply magical. You shouldn’t let gluten stop you from enjoying a rich flaky pie crust. This quick and easy recipe will renew your faith in gluten-free recipes!
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are my new favorite cookie. These cookies are what pumpkin is all about! The super soft Pumpkin cookies is the perfect match for the silky smooth cream cheese frosting. Autumn just isn’t the same without these cookies!
Ham and Egg Salad Breakfast Sandwich is best way to start your day! This sandwich is loaded with hickory smoked ham, hard boiled eggs, and cheddar cheese. It’s the perfect sandwich for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Easy Homemade Rolls are soft and fluffy. The smell that will fill your home as these rolls bake is amazing. There is no reason to be intimidated by bread making because this recipe is as easy as they get.
Brown Butter Pumpkin Snickerdoodles will make your taste buds sing! These soft and chewy cookies are the best of snickerdoodles and pumpkin cookies wrapped into one.
Perfect Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies are so soft and chewy. The texture is unlike any other gluten-free sugar cookie recipe. These cookies are simple to make and the rich buttery flavor is astounding!
Peanut Butter Cookies are an all American classic and this recipe hits the nail right on the head. The peanut butter really shines in these soft and chewy cookies. This is a recipe you don’t want to miss.
Quick and Easy Homemade French Bread tastes better than any bakery bread. This recipe produces a soft and chewy bread that is the perfect addition to any meal.
Easy Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread with it’s moist and tender texture, buttery sweet flavor and slightly crisp edges, it’s no wonder we never have leftovers.