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Snowman Cupcakes

A few years ago, I made cupcakes with snowman faces for the kids at the family Christmas dinner at our Mom’s. They are so cute, and they look like they would take more time to decorate than they actually do. And when it comes to the kids, it’s always great to find cute cupcake decorating […]

Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Muffin & an Apple Butter Cream Cheese Center

That’s a long title for a post! But that pretty much describes these moist pumpkin muffins with a creamy sweet center, and that cinnamon glaze is yummy all by itself. Pumpkin is an iconic food for fall, and it’s pretty apparent that most everyone loves pumpkin!     Pumpkin can be layered with other flavors […]

Lightly Salted Caramel Brownies

Have you tried any of the salted caramel sweets yet? We found that just the right amount of salt is important to creating a delicious confectionery treat.   For this dessert we used a recipe that one of us found in the newspaper from Morton salt. Having never made anything using the salted caramel flavor, […]

Pumpkin Bread – Layered with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This pumpkin bread recipe has been in the family for many years. Truth be told, we aren’t sure of its origin. Over the years we all have made it with chopped pecans or walnuts, raisins or currants, and even plain. You just can’t beat a delicious moist slice of it with a cup of hot […]

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

How could a dessert miss with these ingredients? The cinnamon is a delicious addition to the already scrumptious cream cheese frosting!   The cinnamon in this frosting would be a perfect match with a pumpkin cake, a chocolate cake, and even a dessert idea for pumpkin bread.     Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (Makes 3 […]

Mini Apple-Cranberry Turnovers

Fall seems to be a time of year when we look for a new recipe or two to try out, whether it’s for comfort food, or for some upcoming gathering. Since it is tailgating season, we wanted to come up with a sweet dessert that would be easy to serve at a tailgate party. Easy […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

I could eat a slice of cake everyday. It’s one of my favorite desserts, and pound cake has always been one of my favorite cakes. I love its rich, dense texture, and it is so tender. It is the perfect ‘foundation’ for adding ice cream, fresh fruit, or whipped cream for a delicious summer dessert. […]

Patriotic Parfait Dessert Idea ~ Pound Cake, Compote, & Fresh Berries

Golden pound cake, blueberry compote, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and fresh whipped cream make this a pretty, and, oh so delicious dessert perfect for an all-American holiday cookout. What makes this dessert a special treat?   It is served parfait style! And, it just looks so fun, that both the kids and the adults will […]

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