Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert!  The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert! The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE RECIPE

Are you sick of pumpkin recipes yet?  Please say no!

I know the blog has been a bit quiet the past couple weeks.  Real life, alas, has interfered with our regularly scheduled programming.  Hopefully you have been able to get your fill of tasty treats through some other means.  But now we’re back!  And because it’s (still) the season (I hope), we have a stock of festive food to share with y’all.  Starting with these chewy pumpkin molasses cookies, which may be my new favorite cookie.  And we make a lot of cookies…Rocky Mountain Chocolate Chip, Sadelle’s Oatmeal Raisin, Mini M&M Peanut Butter…so you know “favorite” is a strong word.  But with all the delicious fall flavors packed into this one chewy mouthful, I think it’s true!

These Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are my new favorite fall dessert! The pumpkin and molasses combine with warm spices for the perfect soft and chewy cookie.

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Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas

Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas combine juicy shredded beef with a creamy, cheesy, green chile sauce for a Tex-Mex dinner with maximum flavor!Cheesy Brisket Enchiladas combine juicy shredded beef with a creamy, cheesy, green chile sauce for a Tex-Mex dinner with maximum flavor!

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Say hello to our go-to Tex-Mex recipe: cheesy brisket enchiladas.  And in a household that loves all Tex-Mex, well, you know the go-to must be good.  If you don’t want to go to the trouble of assembling the enchiladas, just use the shredded beef for tacos.  Honestly, we did that at least half a dozen times before actually following through with entire recipe.  Which is kinda weird, because this recipe is pretty darn easy and has lots of options!

  1. You can cook the meat in the oven or slow-cooker.
  2. You can assemble the dish and let sit for a few hours before baking.
  3. You can even freeze these cheesy brisket enchiladas for future meals.

This Tex-Mex is flexible…can we call this meal Tex-Mex-Flex?  I think we can. (more…)

Degustabox – October 2016

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Once again, our friends over at Degustabox have dropped another box of edible goodies on our doorstep. It’s like a mini Christmas once a month. What could it be this time!  (And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for 50% off your first order!) (more…)

Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie

Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie takes your favorite fall flavors and combines them in one juicy dessert!Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie takes your favorite fall flavors and combines them in one juicy dessert!

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Earlier this week, we shared our favorite pie crust recipe, along with a detailed tutorial with video and photos to help you roll out your best pie crust ever.  (I also shared the back of my giant head in said video, if you were ever curious to see it.)  Now, we’re giving you the perfect way to use your newly acquired mad skillz….Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie.  If this beauty doesn’t motivate you to tackle that crust, well, we can’t be friends.  (Justkiddingcomebackweloveyou!)

Every red-blooded American seems to have their favorite apple pie recipe.  I guess I’m no exception.  This recipe happens to be my favorite because:

  1. It uses a big ol’ pile of apples for a nice and tall pie.
  2. It’s sweet but not TOO sweet.  You can even add a dollop of ice cream without making your teeth ache!
  3. It has a few ingredients you don’t normally see in apple pie, and they give it a super rich flavor and perfectly juicy texture.

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Easy Pie Crust Recipe & Tutorial – VIDEO and Photos with Step by Step Instructions

We’re sharing a tutorial to make the easiest, flakiest pie crust recipe ever, with pictures and a video to help you master the technique to get it done!  NO chilling, NO blind-baking, NO drama – just perfect pie!

We're sharing a tutorial to make the easiest, flakiest pie crust recipe ever, with pictures and a video to help you master the technique to get it done! NO chilling, NO blind-baking, NO drama - just perfect pie!

Pie crusts. They seem basic, but when it comes to common baked goods, you’d be hard-pressed to find something that inspires such fear and intimidation in the hearts of both novice and experienced bakers.  Sure, croissants and wedding cakes carry their own high stakes, but your average baker isn’t usually trying to whip those up on a Sunday afternoon.  Pies, on the other hand, are ubiquitous, but they can also be strangely challenging.  As a result, a lot of home cooks find it’s easier to buy a pre-made crust, then focus their efforts on a delicious filling.  Homemade crust is not worth they effort, they say.

But they ARE!  I promise, they are!  The problem is that most people haven’t learned a good pie-crust-making technique.  I’ve found that it’s very hard to learn how to roll out a successful pie crust by reading about it.  This is one of those activities that you really need to learn by watching.

I was lucky enough to have a mom who was a fabulous pie-baker.  In fact, I was spoiled.  A store-bought pie crust never crossed the threshhold.  And when I was just a wee tot – okay, maybe when I was 11 – my mom started teaching me how to make a pie.  She was a very patient instructor, showing me how to mix the dough and how to roll it out, and then making me copy her movements.  I’ll admit, it was intimidating for me at first, even with my mom’s watchful eye.  (I would’ve HATED to ruin dessert!)  But over the years and many, many pies, I realized her technique was about as fool-proof as a pie crust recipe could get.  Not only was it simple, but it yielded an incredibly flaky, flavorful crust that beats any store-bought pie crust, any day of the week.We're sharing a tutorial to make the easiest, flakiest pie crust recipe ever, with pictures and a video to help you master the technique to get it done! NO chilling, NO blind-baking, NO drama - just perfect pie!

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