Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze

It's Pumpkin Time y'all!  Ok, I don't know where the y'all came from, seeing that I'm a Californian and all.......but I am awfully excited that all things pumpkin are here!  The hubby's favorite dessert of all time is pumpkin pie.....and since I get sick of making the same thing all the time, I have quite of list of pumpkin desserts that I make around here.  Now, I've got a new one to add to the list.....

These Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze are A-MA-ZING!  You get the deliciously soft and cake-like pumpkin cookie studded with toffee chips......and then top that with a sweet and salty caramel glaze.  What is not to like about that??  I've already made two batches of these in the last two weeks, and both times they were a hit!

So get into the Fall spirit and give these a try.  Check out Two Peas and Their Pod for the recipe....and Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cherry-Bourbon Pie

I realize that it's not really cherry season right now (bring on the pumpkin desserts, right?).....but sometimes, when you're making someone's favorite dessert, you just have to break the rules!

In this case, it's my Dad's favorite dessert.  Cherry Pie.  Ever since I was a kid, I remember him asking my Mom every day if there was any cherry pie for dessert after dinner.  Well, my Mom wasn't the kind to bake a cherry pie, so the answer was usually "No", unless there was a store bought pie, or worse, those Hostess fruit pies (is there anything worse than that syrup goop they pass of a "fruit"??).

My parents were just out here visiting us, and since my Dad's birthday is coming up, I figured I should try making him a cherry pie.  I decided to go with a recipe I saw on Bon Appetit for Cherry-Bourbon Pie.....booze makes everything better, right?

The recipe doesn't call for fresh cherries (which is perfect since it's not cherry season), but instead calls for jarred cherries, and recommends Trader Joe's Dark Morello cherries.  With the addition of bourbon, the crumb topping, and a bit of both orange zest and juice in the pie, this was a huge hit!  Both the birthday boy and the hubby loved this.  Guess I'll be making it again!

For the recipe, go to Bon Appetit......and Enjoy!!