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Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

A chess pie is a classic southern recipe. The basic pie has a simple filling of eggs, sugar, butter and flour or cornmeal, and it is often flavored with a little lemon or vanilla. The origin of the name is a bit muddled, and the most cited story is that “chess” is derived from “cheese” because this pie has a texture similar to cheesecake – ... Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pumpkin Pie Slice

I often pair pumpkin with maple when I’m making slightly savory dishes. For instance, I’ll drizzle some pumpkin with maple syrup when I am roasting it to highlight the natural sweetness of the squash, and I’ll add a splash to pumpkin soup for the same reason. The combination works well in sweet applications, of course, and provides a nice change of pace from some other ... Read More »

Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples

Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples

Apples and candy bars are pretty much at opposite ends of the snacking spectrum, but sometimes opposites can work together in surprising ways to create something great. These Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples are a lot like that. They are tender, oven-roasted apples that are stuffed with candy bars before baking so that they have a gooey, warm, indulgent filling when you cut them open. The ... Read More »

Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

Snickers Halloween Candy Lava Cakes

When you have fun sized Halloween candies left over after the trick-or-treating is through, the obvious thing to do is to simply eat it yourself over time. As good as those tiny candies are, however, they get boring after a while. I like to put mine to good use in other baked goods and these Halloween Candy Lava Cakes are one of the absolute best ... Read More »

Ginger and Pear Oatmeal Muffins

Ginger and Pear Oatmeal Muffins

Pear and ginger is always a good combination, and these Ginger and Pear Oatmeal Muffins are no exception. The muffins have big chunks of tender pear in them and include both ground ginger and pieces of candied ginger to give them some spice! The muffins are made with buttermilk, brown sugar and plenty of oatmeal, which has a nice nutty flavor that compliments the fruit ... Read More »

Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze

Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze

If you love pumpkin, but are getting a bit tired of baking pumpkin pies, you might want to mix things up a little bit with a pumpkin bar cookie. These Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze are a nice change of pace, but will still satisfy a pumpkin fan with their flavor. The bars are moist and tender, with a crumbly and almost pound cake-like texture ... Read More »

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Spice Angel Food Cake

I have to admit that a vanilla bean angel food cake is my favorite, when it comes to these towering and cloud-like cakes. Vanilla can become very expressive when it is the main flavor on such a light and airy cake. That being said, angel food cakes are mostly flavored with vanilla alone and it has become quite uncommon to see them in other flavors. ... Read More »

Applesauce Drop Scones

Apple Sauce Scones

When I make things with an apple flavor, I typically reach for whole apples and either cut them into pieces or grate them to get them down to size before incorporating them into a recipe. Applesauce is a pantry staple that I almost always have on hand, but don’t usually think of reaching for when I want an apple flavor. Applesauce lends a milder apple ... Read More »

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