No-Bake Orange Cranberry Cheesecake Parfaits

a no-bake orange cranberry cheesecake parfait

I did not feel Christmassy at all last year. We managed to put up some outdoor decorations, but inside, our home looked the way it always did. It reminded me of people who put on a brave face when they go out in public but are just a mess when they’re by themselves. In retrospect, […]

Fresh and Dried Apple Pecan Cake

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Giving Thanks Before we get to the fresh and dried apple pecan cake, I want to introduce you to some folks. These are some of the people I love the most in the world, and I was truly blessed to be able to spend precious time with them yesterday, laughing and cooking and eating and enjoying each […]

Caramel Pumpkin Mousse with Cocoa Nib Streusel | #ProgressiveEats

a Caramel Pumpkin Mousse

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is all about A Vegetarian Thanksgiving and is hosted by Susan Pridmore who blogs at The Wimpy Vegetarian. This may be heresy to many who yearn for the traditional dinner, but this menu will either motivate you to nix the […]

Over 100 Sweet and Savory Thanksgiving Pecan Recipes Roundup

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Pecan Sadness Before we get on with the sweet and savory Thanksgiving pecan recipes roundup, I need to address Pecan Sadness. A couple of months ago, Michael Procopio of Food for the Thoughtless posted on his facebook page that autocorrect had changed his reference to “Pecan Sandies,” a wonderfully crumbly pecan shortbread cookie, to “Pecan Sadness.” […]

Pecan Pie Eclairs from Simply Sweet Dream Puffs

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All product links are affiliate links. Thanks for helping me keep the lights on around here! Pecan Pie Eclairs. Yes, you read that correctly. This fantastic mash-up of a dessert combines the light, crisp pate a choux eclair shell with a sweet-savory-sticky pecan pie filling and a generous helping of whipped cream topped by pecan-dusted […]

Easy Spicy Vegan Chickpea Chilli featuring Sabra

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It is my pleasure to bring you this recipe for easy spicy vegan chickpea chilli as part of my contract with the lovely folks at Sabra. They help me keep things running around here. Thank you, Sabra, and enjoy the chilli, friends! I am not a sports fan. Ask anyone. Seriously–anyone who has ever known […]

FreeStyle Precision Neo System | Can I Still Have Dessert if I Have Type II Diabetes?

FreeStyle Precision Neo System

Diabetes is not something that most dessert bloggers want to talk about. Type II diabetes is especially related to lifestyle, and while indulging (or overindulging) in desserts and other sweets every day does not necessarily mean someone will develop diabetes, I think we can all agree that eating that way does not encourage optimum health. […]

Thanksgiving Wreath Braided Bread Centerpiece | #BreadBakers

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I haven’t participated in the #BreadBakers group in quite a few months. I have no excuse other than I let time get away from me. But this month, I planned ahead. For this month, the theme is “Family Feast Breads,” and as inspiration, Stacy posted a photo of a cornucopia made of bread. The gauntlet […]