Packed with diced apple, sweetened with maple syrup, and spiced with cinnamon, these maple-oat apple muffins get extra sweetness and texture from a lightly spiced streusel topping. Oven warm and slathered with maple-cinnamon mascarpone, they’re a perfect fall treat.
On Halloween, even your food can wear costumes! Serve dessert for dinner this year with these Spooktacular Halloween Meatloaf Cupcakes topped with mashed potato ghosts.
I‘m constantly reminding my daughters not to play with their food. They’re forever up to mischief — waving around olive-topped fingertips or turning asparagus spears into light sabers. …
These deeply spiced sweet potato muffins — full of candied ginger and molasses — have a gingerbread-like flavor. They’re simple to make, and they keep well, too!
Whenever I roast sweet potatoes for dinner, I try to throw in a few extra to use for baking projects. I’ve been craving these starchy, sweet tubers lately — I guess all those tell-tale signs of fall have triggered this response….
Tiny Pumpkin Pies simplify serving dessert. Deeply spiced smooth pumpkin filling gets extra depth and flavor from caramelized brown sugar as well as molasses.
I‘ve been baking pie for as long as I can remember. I love to make it, and I love to eat it. Apple, blackberry, chocolate cream, butterscotch, peach, pumpkin, you name it — pie is practically perfect. And I only add the “practically” because slicing pie makes me curiously anxious….
Pale orange in hue with pecan slivers for stems, these tender, subtly-spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls make for a great snack or dinner accompaniment.
The other day I took a shot at baking Kaiser rolls. My husband makes amazing Gorgonzola-stuffed burgers, and it always seems a shame to eat such extravagant fare on ordinary hamburger buns….
These Pumpkin-Date Muffins taste like gingerbread with a pumpkin twist. Minced pecans add nuttiness and texture, while chopped dates add sweetness that lingers.
Pnlike last year, I’m wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops in this first week of October. California may be expensive, but you can’t beat the weather….