This is a delicious and lovely fall cake that features pears. Upside-down cakes are wonderful, because they are very easy to make and at the same time look like they were made by a master chef. One of the ingredients that sets this cake apart is the addition of cardamom. If you have never used cardamom in a recipe before, I encourage you to give this recipe a chance as the cardamom in it is subtle but really enhances the flavor of the cake. If you love pears and the taste
Here is another fun Halloween recipe, adapted from an article in Good Housekeeping magazine, the October 2017 edition. I made a slight change to the original recipe by adding fresh thyme, to enhance the pie's savory taste. These roasted chicken pot pies are very tasty and easy to prepare too! I think that the frozen puff pastry makes it especially simple. The pumpkin and triangle cookie cutters also add an easy way to decorate for a fun Halloween meal. Of course, you can
Aren't these caramel apple cats adorable? I'm smitten! These Halloween-inspired caramel apples are a delight to the eyes and to those with a sweet tooth! I'm not a confidant food decorator, but I found these caramel apples easy to make - even the youngest can help decorate these spooky kitty-cats. All you need is a few special ingredients. Just for reference, I got this recipe from the autumn 2017 issue of Celebrate! with Woman's World. Happy Halloween everyone! Bon App
This beef stew is a perfect meal for a chilly autumn day. I don't know where I first got this recipe, but I have had it a long time. I love slow cooker recipes, because when you don't have the time in the evening to prepare a meal, the slow cooker provides! Meaning that you can throw a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and then in the evening, you have a delicious home-cooked meal. This French onion beef stew has a wonderful flavor that is a delight t
These wonderful cookies are a perfect holiday treat! They are sweet with a subtle ginger flavor. The spices add to the flavor and compliment the ginger in the cookies. The dark brown sugar and molasses in these little gems add depth and richness to the taste. I found this recipe in People magazine from the kitchen of Dominique Ansel, a pastry chef in New York City. If you are looking for a light and sweet flavored ginger cookie this autumn, I highly recommend this recipe
These individual bread puddings are delicious and surprisingly easy to make. I found this wonderful recipe in the April 2014 edition of Cooking Light magazine. Even though this recipe was first printed in the spring, I decided that it would be a great autumn dish. These puddings have a bread stuffing feel to them, just with lots of cheese! You can also make this dish vegetarian (see tips) if desired. You can serve with a simple green salad to round out this meal. These
This pie is my husband's favorite pie, and every year during October, he starts hinting about pecan pie. I have been making this pie for at least 25 years now, and it is truly a winner. This is a great pie to make if you are a first timer to pie-making, because it is so easy. If you are a pecan fan or if someone you love is, you must try this recipe. There is nothing fancy about this pie. It's just straight up pecan pie, simplicity at its best, but that is one of the rea
This terrific recipe comes from the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of Midwest Living magazine. Nothing celebrates October like bratwurst, and this recipe is a perfect way to welcome autumn. It was an added bonus that this recipe calls for quite a bit of sage, as I have sage growing in my garden. The sage butter that is spooned over the dish makes it savory heaven. I know I will be making this wonderful meal for years to come, and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do.