Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pumpkin Bread!

Happy Thanksgiving to my amazing readers!  Hope you have a great day celebrating with friends and family.  I'm headed to my dad's farm in Virginia to spend it with my family, and I can't wait!

This amazing pumpkin bread is from an old family recipe called "Maine Pumpkin Bread."  I'm not sure what makes it from Maine, but this bread is lusciously tender and flavorful!

Although it has quite a few ingredients, you just mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls and then combine them - super easy.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brownie S'mores Parfait

As I've mentioned here before, I spent my summers in Maine when I was young.  The best place for a cool treat was the local Dairy Queen, where I always ordered the Peanut Buster Parfait. Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce and peanuts layered was pure bliss!

I made brownies the other night, and had the idea of making a s'mores parfait - let me tell you, this dessert is CRAZY good!!!

Here's how to make it:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Homemade Granola

I'm on a big yogurt kick lately, and I love to make a mix of Greek yogurt, honey and granola.  I haven't found a granola mix that I love, so I decided to make my own!

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can easily adapt it to suit your cravings by substituting any nut or dried fruit that you want...almonds, pecans, apricots, dried cherries, etc.  Here's how I made it:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sweet Shortcuts - Baked Red Velvet Doughnuts

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day?  In honor of this day, I decided to make these fun red velvet doughnuts...and you won't have to wait long to eat these cute treats, because they're made from a mix!