Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Tart

This was dessert after Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, it was everything I dreamed it would be and more. 1 package Oreos (36 cookies) 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided 1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate candy melts 1  Crush Oreos with food processor.  Stir … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Pie

Decided to step up the Thanksgiving apple pie this year, and what a step up it was! 1 pie crust, homemade or store bought (I used a Marie Calendar’s frozen one) filling 6 – 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt topping … Continue reading

Maple Sugar Cookies

These are delicious!  Made them for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them. cookies 2 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/3 cup oil 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon maple extract frosting 2 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bark

I’m not gonna lie, this was my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner!  YUM-O!  Courtney wanted a pecan pie but when I showed her this, she was fine without a pie.  It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory. 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as per box instructions 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecan halves … Continue reading

Betty Crocker French Apple Pie

If you follow my blog then you know how I feel about pie, I don’t really like pie and I haven’t made enough of them to feel comfortable making them but I’m getting there.  This pie was super easy and was a big hit for Thanksgiving, even my son Zach who is not the most … Continue reading

Classic Baked Corn Pudding

Here’s the other new recipe I tried for Thanksgiving dinner.  Zach loves corn so I thought I’d mix it up a bit.  This tasted good but I didn’t care for the texture, other people liked it though so if you don’t have texture issues then you might like it too.  It was really “eggy” so … Continue reading