Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Raisins or Chocolate Chips?

Today I had an order for two dozen Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and two dozen Oatmeal Raisin cookies. I used my great grandmother from Finland's recipe. It's my favorite! Crispy/crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Which would you prefer? Chocolate chips or raisins?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These were the yummiest cookies ever! Pumpkin spice with chocolate chips, topped with cream cheese icing and little chocolate pumpkins. Very flavorful!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake:
1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

Gooey Pumpkin Butter Filling:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Chip Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze

Have been making these little "minis" every week for one of my clients. They are great with mini chocolate chips. The cinnamon glaze really keeps them moist and delicious!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Keeping With the Theme ~

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Friday, October 8, 2010

For Those With Self~Control ~ Or Not! Apple Dumplings

This dessert was absolutely delicious! I have been a bit stuck on some of my fall favorites lately . . . . apples, pumpkin and caramel. So, Apple Dumplings were the dessert of choice tonight. This had some very unconventional ingredients, but was amazing! It was difficult to stop at 1/2 a serving . . . had to add a whole serving for seconds. I got it from The Pioneer Woman, so if you are interested, you can find it there! I would not pass this one up! (Of course I am one that has a difficult time saying no to crescent rolls in any way, shape or form, and if you throw a Mountain Dew in, it's all over!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tiny Anniversary Cake

Our friends celebrated their 25 wedding anniversary this week, and though she is "watching her weight", I couldn't let the day pass without a cake. So I opted to make a tiny cake for them ~ filled with apricot, raspberry and fresh whipping cream.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Caramel Covered Pears

Bought a variety of pears today to cover in caramel and sugar.

A tiny little pear, covered in caramel with a honey stick in place of the wooden stick.

A large pear.

A Wrapped Pear ~ Ready to Give.

This is an Asian Pear ~ it's round, like an apple.