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Slices of pumpkin bread on a white plate.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread recipe using canned pumpkin, dark brown sugar, molasses, and lots of spices! It’s moist and flavorful and absolutely the best pumpkin bread we’ve ever tasted! One of my favorite breakfasts is a slice of warm, spicy pumpkin bread with fresh strawberries and blackberries. But of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to …

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A whole apple tarte tatin on a white plate.

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears—easy, slow cooked, caramelized, and delicious! Add a scoop of ice cream and you have a wonderful fruit dessert that’s elegant but simple.  A classic French dish, Apple Tarte Tatin is a wonderful concoction of apples that are cooked and covered with pastry, then turned out upside down. The whole thing …

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Serving of peach cobbler in a bowl.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, a touch of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the easy crust rich and delicious. Gorgeous round peaches hanging from those pretty trees that dot the landscape in middle Georgia are a sure sign that summer has arrived. And that means it’s …

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Closeup of pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling on a platter.

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

This Pumpkin Roll recipe is an easy and impressive dessert all year long. We think this version is the BEST with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves—with a smooth and creamy filling from cream cheese and powdered sugar.  About a dozen years ago, my daughter requested a pumpkin roll for our Thanksgiving menu, in addition to the …

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Double Crust Apple Pie slice on a plate.

Double-Crust Apple Pie

This easy double-crust apple pie recipe will become a classic for your recipe box. The filling is luscious with a hint of cinnamon and lots of apples! Doesn’t fall seem like a harbinger of good, homey, comfort foods? I adore spring and its light vegetables, and summer with its abundance of fresh produce, like juicy, …

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Peach and Blackberry Galette

Peach and Blackberry Galette

There’s a window right in front of my desk, and outside that window are the branches of a dogwood tree. Those branches sway with the slightest wind, scratching and tapping the glass and always making me thing there’s a visitor wanting to come in for a cup of tea. One of those branches already has …

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Cream Cheese Danish

Cream Cheese Danish

Don’t you love easy recipes that make everyone think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours? I do! This is one of those. You can make this Cream Cheese Danish the morning you want to serve it or the day before. Maybe even 2 days before! All you need are 2 packages of refrigerated …

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Easy homemade cinnamon rolls filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and covered with cream cheese icing!

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls are full of cinnamon, vanilla, and butter and topped with an tasty cream cheese icing—make breakfast special anytime! There are few things better to wake up to than the smell of a fresh pot of coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls in the oven…breakfast comfort food at its best. Everyone in our family …

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Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie

This Sweet Potato Pie is creamy and lightly spiced and easy to make! Similar to pumpkin but with a more delicate flavor, this one is a Southern family favorite! Lots of people will claim to be either sweet potato pie lovers or pumpkin pie lovers. I love both! Along with pecan pie. And chocolate pie. …

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French Apple Turnovers

Easy French Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry and baked in the oven! Simple enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for company! Classic French pastries, chaussons aux pommes or apple slippers, these turnovers are perfect for a weeknight dessert. They are easy to put together and a little healthier than the Southern traditional …

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Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

Cinnamon rolls without yeast are easy with no waiting on the dough to rise! Filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with cream cheese icing, these are a special breakfast treat! We’ve had lots of 20-somethings at our house for the past few weeks. Malorie and a couple of her friends came up for …

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Caramel Apple Cake serving in a bowl.

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake with fresh, tart apples baked into a luscious brown sugar cake and covered with a sweet, caramel glaze…it’s just as amazing as it sounds! This is a great cake for a potluck as it can be made ahead—if you can hide it! Ooooh…this cake…this cake. Chopped Granny Smith apples surrounded by fluffy, …

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Efi’s Baklava

A sweet, nutty, authentic Greek baklava filled with walnuts and just the right blend of cinnamon and cloves. This is the best we’ve ever had! There are many great things about having a friend and neighbor who is from Greece, not the least of which is that she brings us fabulous food all the time. …

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