Happy Fall Ya’ll

Just can’t wait any longer, I am ready to celebrate temps falling below 100. And with that celebration comes pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Peter Pumpkin (aka Randy) is just pacing the floor until I give him the go ahead to begin bringing all the boxes from the garage that store the Fall Trees … Continue reading

French Apple Creme Pie

Taken again from the Gooseberry Recipes, a great pie for the cooler days that will soon be here. Surely, cooler days are coming, right? Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2 unbaked pie shells Apple Filling: 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tables flour 1/2 teas cinnamon 1/2 teas nutmeg 1 Tables lemon zest, grated 5 cups Granny … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I just can’t help myself. When I know that Fall is almost here, I start to pull out pumpkin recipes. Today, I even pulled out an orange shirt in honor of the first cool day being just around the corner (probably 40 to 60 days, but we will take it when we can get it). … Continue reading

Skillet Apple Pie

All I can say is this….it was the best apple pie we had ever had and our friends who share it said the same thing. The brown sugar-butter sauce in the bottom of the skillet under the crust just oozes the best buttery flavor and you just stand there and scrape all that sauce out … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Taken from our Frisco Style Magazine I tore this recipe out and can’t wait to make these cookies. Our daughter from Phoenix is coming in for a few days on Thurs. I told her that in celebration of her sticking to a new exercise program and following a healthy diet plan, I will have cookies … Continue reading

Whipped Cream Pecan Pie

This is the first pecan pie recipe that has whipping cream in it. And trust me, it is outstanding. Made it for dinner tonight. My sister-in-law and brother -in-law came over and we all agreed that it was fantastic. A little fluffier than the normal pecan pie, not quite as sweet and simply great. 3 … Continue reading

S’More Cookies*

Mr. Smarty Pants made his point that he was tired of running back and forth to get baking items for me when he brought this home this weekend. I put it beside the 25 lb sack of sugar that he made me buy and told him that I had had enough of his smart alec … Continue reading

Pumpkin Poppers

Yesterday Peter & Penelope Pumpkin wandered around the Americana, stopping to have lunch and then to the movies to see Gravity. Afterward, we wanted just to sit outside with Starbucks and people watch, which is free and we enjoyed that much more than Gravity. Guess we aren’t sci-fi people, we are more people watching people. … Continue reading

Apple Cake

I didn’t realize that I apparently had forgot to post this recipe when I made it the last 100 times. it is a keeper! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Caramel & Pecan Cheesecake

What better way to celebrate Fri than with a new recipe! It has been a very stressful morning. Decisions, decisions. We are going to some friends home for dinner and guess who volunteered to bring dessert? Knowing that I wanted to make something “fallish” two different recipes came to mind. This new recipe from Philadelphia … Continue reading