White Turkey Kale Chili

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Did you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday? Eat way too much? Not enough? Sick of all things turkey yet? Or still loving all the leftovers and things you can make with leftovers say like oooooh I dunno, maybe this white turkey kale chili? We had a great Thanksgiving. Got to go to my parents […]


Sweet Potato Crepes With Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

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Sweet potato crepes with orange scented cranberry sauce. Fancy way of saying I put something orangey in the sauce. The food blog world is a lot like the stores when it comes to holiday decorating. MONTHS before the actual holiday is upon us there is decorations already up. In food blog world people are posting […]


Spiced Apple Cider Bourbon Caramel Sauce

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You ever make a recipe with several parts and decide one part is so good it needs to be its own separate creation and then put it on everything you make/eat/bake/ or just on a spoon to shove in your mouth until you run out? No? Just me? Ok. Because I made this insanely good […]


Maple Cinnamon Baked Sweet Potatoes And Apples

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With Thanksgiving almost here already, I have been experimenting in the kitchen lately with some healthier sides like this maple cinnamon baked sweet potatoes and apples. We will be going to my parents house for like the first time in 15 years for this holiday. We see them all the time, but this year is […]


Apfelkuchen ( Bavarian Apple Cake) for #TwelveLoaves

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Apfelkuchen. Or Apple Cake. Or Bavarian Apple Cake. OR “Happy Apple Cake” as I’m calling it…. This was a common treat when I visited my grand parents as a kid, so was homemade apple strudel, spaetzle and all kinds of yummy German/Austrian/Bavarian things to eat. My grandmother was an excellent baker and made everything from […]


Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup With Rustic Almost No Knead Bread

Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup With Rustic Almost No Knead Bread What is comfort food? A big bowl of hot, creamy tomato soup and rustic crusty bread for dipping. That’s comfort food. The kind that mom used to make. The kind that you bring to a friend of neighbor in a time of need. That’s comfort […]


Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with Honey

Mmmm Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with Honey. And yes, another pumpkin recipe. I told you I had a lot of pumpkin to use up. And I made them healthy by using gluten free flours and honey. This is sad. I actually had to make THREE separate batches of these Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins […]


Halloween Candy Cheesecake

Halloween Candy Cheesecake. Willowbird baking Challenge #5, the final challenge. Cheesecake. Or my version of what to do with your kids leftover Halloween candy   Cheesecake is one of those things that puts you into one of two camps, the LOVE cheesecake camp or HATE cheesecake camp.  I wouldn’t say I hate it, I just […]


Homemade Honey Vanilla Marshmallows

A new home for my blog, a lesson in photography and a new recipe!  Homemade Honey Vanilla Marshmallows   Yeah! My blog is finally at its new home here at wordpress. So excited, but also a little nerve wracked. I took 3 tries at posting this today. It kept deleting and I am having formatting […]


Apple Cider Cupcakes filled with Fuyu Persimmon Curd and frosted with Fuyu Persimmon Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Apple Cider Cupcakes filled with Fuyu Persimmon curd and Fuyu Persimmon Buttercream. Yum. Willowbird Baking Challenge #4. Filled cupcakes with a “Fall” Theme  Apple Cider. Persmimmons. Yup just add in pumpkin and thats a trifecta of fall flavors. I love the word trifecta. Yes I am a dork. And these don’t have pumpkin in them. […]


Willowbird Baking Challenge #3 Filled Cookies

Filled Sachertorte Cookies Willowbird Baking’s Challenge #2 is for filled cookie. Think of  a cookie that has a surprise middle or something that isn’t a usual filling, say an oreo like these from Picky Palate. This was Julie’s inspiration for this challenge. I had two ideas in mind. One was for a filled snickerdoodle and […]


Pumpkin Butter And Brown Sugar Ginger Poached Pear Braided Pastry

Pumpkin Butter And Brown Sugar Ginger Poached Pear Braided Pastry . This recipe is for Julie from WillowBird Baking’s Challenge #2. A braid pastry. Or as I call it, “Autumn” on a plate. I had recently made a batch of pumpkin butter with leftover roasted sugar pie pumpkin puree I had made for a previous […]