Autumn, Baked, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Oh Nuts! Sweet bourbon roasted pecans ….yes please : ) A great snack, topping for ice cream or add to a salad. If you have never made roasted nuts, you should. They're simple to make and so much better than the pre-made store package. I'm a huge sweet n' salty fan --- this recipe will… Continue reading Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Holidays

Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Bake on! Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg ….the sweet aroma filled my kitchen. One year ago, I made a salted caramel apple pie. The flavor was amazing, the presentation was not. I was disappointed and knew it could be better. As much as I love to bake, making decorative décor is a challenge. That should be a… Continue reading Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Autumn, Home Cooking, Recipes, sunday dinner

Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash

What's for dinner?... bow tie pasta with lots of veggies and a creamy parmesan sauce. Yum! Did you know farfalle is also known as farfalloni or farfalline? An Italian style recipe with a touch of Autumn. I love everything about this dish : ) I roasted the butternut squash with salt & brown sugar for… Continue reading Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash

Autumn, Baked, Home made, Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin batch! I believe we all know someone who loves everything pumpkin. These pumpkin-y cookies are pleasantly packed with spices & flavor. I've baked a variety of cookies over the years but never pumpkin. I love trying new/different recipes. They rise slightly higher than other cookies giving a cake like texture with little white chocolate… Continue reading Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Going bananas! A simple & delightful recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. I woke up to a gorgeous morning --- sunshine, hot cup of coffee and a slice of banana-licious bread : )  It's sweet treat with or without the maple glaze. Golden brown edges plus bursting banana flavor inside. Yes! I commonly… Continue reading Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Autumn, Baked, Dessert

Caramel Popcorn

Happy Fall! Bring on the fall scents, booties, pumpkins, baked goods, gorgeous colors & caramel.  A sweet & easy Fall snack --- crispy caramel popcorn : )  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks especially for cozy weather, movies & reading. Caramel popcorn tastes amazing plus you can add anything your heart desires. Reeses pieces,… Continue reading Caramel Popcorn

Autumn, Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Baking season is here! I love carrot cake ....who am I kidding I LOVE cake. Period.  Did you know Fall is peak carrot season? I never cared for this dessert until my 30's. The first recipe I made the icing was way too sweet. After an Oprah episode airing Patti Labelle's Over the Rainbow Macaroni… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes