Pavlova with Berry Compote

So we were planning a really nice dinner party for several couples yesterday! The dinner was a traditional Raclette, which involves an electric table-top grill with small pans, known as coupelles, to heat slices of raclette cheese in. The cheese is brought to the table sliced, accompanied by platters of boiled or steamed potatoes, sliced…

Rum Walnut Pumpkin Pie

Get inspired with holiday deserts like this pumpkin pie, it has a hint of rum and is served in a sweet graham cracker crust. The rum walnut topping makes the perfect finish for this luscious pie. I have been making pumpkin pies for as long as I can remember, this however is my first time…

Apple Crumble Pie

What is more American than Apple Pie, what time of the year is better than the Holiday season to cook it?  And what is better than making it yourself, don’t purchase the pre-made pies at the store, take some pride in yourself and create your own magnum opus.  I won’t lie to you; it is…

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I am not a big aficionado of baking; the only time I really do bake is around the holidays. My Husband loves sweets as do the kids; they will try one of everything, just to have them in the house. Because I don’t particularly like sweets we don’t typically have a ton in the house….

Spiced Eggnog

So before thanksgiving while having Sunday dinner with the family, we happened on the conversation of eggnog. Turns out the kids love eggnog; even requesting it for Thanksgiving. Rather than buy it at the store I decided to try my hand at making it.  I am really glad I did although it takes two days…