Give the Gift of Apple Pie

* This is a long post although easy to create if you are using canned filling and pre-made pie dough. Otherwise read the entire post before starting THX! Every year I give gifts to all the homes in our neck of the woods.  Last year it was poinsettias and cards. This year I gave several…

Apple Strudel (EASY)

A strudel is a type of sweet or savory layered pastry with a filling inside, so you can say this is based “loosely”on an Apple strudel.  This is actually from a pinned recipe that I thought I would try. The Pinner called it apple dumplings and it is pinned on my pinterest (lauralovinglife) under cooking. …

Rum Raisin Custard Pie

Let me set the scene for you… as we soak plump raisins in rum allowing them to rehydrate, while further adding pure, sweet custard for a rich, enticing experience infused with just the right hint of warmth. Perfect for chilly evenings by a crackling fire place with perhaps some friends and family after a nice…

Les poires en pâte feuilletée (Pears in Puff Pastry)

Yes this is the one, the dessert I made off of a pinterest pin that I saw a few times. The pin from pinterest was just elegant and it really looked quite simple to prepare.  I have been thinking for a while that this would be a pleasant dessert to have on Thanksgiving. You know…

Spiced Bread Pudding with a Salted Caramel Banana Topping

This is SWEET!  If you like sweets you will love this dessert.  I also brought it to work to use as a nice warm breakfast as well. There is no permanent recipe for bread pudding, but it is usually made using stale (usually left-over) bread, (not necessary, a nice brioche or Italian loaf will work)  and some combination…