Hummingbird Bread with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Glaze

This bread is very moist and full of fruit. The glaze is out of this world!! I’m really not sure if it’s a quick bread or cake. Does it matter? It’s not as sweet as most cakes, it is sturdier and it is baked in a loaf pan, so I’ll go with quick bread. The other day, I had 4 very ripe bananas on the counter, the recipe just needed 2 bananas for a loaf, so I doubled the whole recipe and made two loaves. Glad I did, friends were over and one loaf disappeared!

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Chocolate Fruitcake with Dried Fruit and Baked Multiple Ways

Recipe titles can be hard. I couldn’t think of any other way to describe this recipe, because I wanted to emphasize that there are options on how you bake it.  I was in the mood to experiment, wanting to see what would work best. I’ve made this recipe as regular fruitcake in the past, but for many, fruitcake seems to have become a dirty word… there’s just too many jokes about it.  Besides that, I am not sure that this really is a fruitcake. It has plenty of  fruit, nuts and rum, but it also has plenty of cake, and the cake is nice and soft. Such a dilemma…what to call it? First, let me show you what I ended up with:

Chocolate Fruitcake with Dried Fruit and Baked Multiple Ways
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Praline Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Apples, sweet potatoes and brown sugar are a combination that just works so well together. I make it for Thanksgiving without fail and I often make it for Christmas, New Years and Easter. If I’m making turkey or ham, I automatically think about making my sweet potatoes this way.Praline Apples and Sweet Potatoes Continue reading

Date Nut Crispie Balls ~ Easy and No Baking

With the holidays fast approaching, sometimes we need a cookie recipe that tastes great and is quick and easy. This is one of those recipes, keep it handy to pull out, you’ll be glad you have it. These are so easy, you can have other cookies in the oven and at the same time make these. Terri posted a recipe last Thursday that is also quick and easy. Her Butterscotch Crunchies and this recipe are two that can really save you time. Date Nut Crispie Balls Continue reading

Salted Caramel Turtle Bars

Salted Caramel Turtle Bars are a traditional favorite that I always make at Christmas. I’ve just updated them this year because I love salted caramel so much. I had to try it and am really glad I did. The salt really brings out the caramel flavor.Salted Caramel Turtle Bars

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German Chocolate Cake Cookie Cups

These little cookie cups will put you in German Chocolate Cake heaven. The German Chocolate Frosting  fills each cup perfectly. The cups are soft, almost like a brownie and will make a great addition to any cookie plate.  I think they are one of the cutest treats I’ve made in ages.
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Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

PUMPKIN! I don’t think there is anything that shouts FALL! any louder…. Could you hear that? With the beautiful leaves falling to the ground and chilly nighttime temperatures, it must be pumpkin time. I’m sure I’ll make these more than once before the season passes. They are perfect to take to friends or to a potluck.  I have yet to know anyone that doesn’t like them. I have already promised my Mom some, they are her favorite.

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