Apple Pie Doughnuts

For some reason, I have been on a doughnut kick lately. I usually bake my doughnuts, but frying anything is always better. And it’s not bad if you do not do it often..or at least I like to tell myself.

I like doughnuts because they are a sweet treat that you can eat at any time. They are also relatively easy to make, especially if you have a doughnut cutter. Buying a doughnut cutter is worth it if you like to make homemade doughnuts.

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French Beignets

A couple of weeks ago, I went to New Orleans for a quick getaway. All the way there, I kept thinking about getting a beignet from Café Du Monde. I love these things! Beignets are French deep fried pastries with powdered sugar on top. They are very popular in New Orleans.

Here is a look at my beignet from Café Du Monde….Doesn’t it look heavenly.

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Cornbread Stuffing

I think most people love stuffing at Thanksgiving. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, you cannot have turkey without it. When I was younger, I remember my mother stuffing the turkey with it.

But as the years went on, she moved away from that and started to cook it on the side, like most people have done. I definitely prefer it cooked in a separate dish because I like crispy edges and you do not have to worry if the stuffing has been cooked all the way through.

I also remember growing up on Stove Top stuffing and I thought there was nothing better. Then as I got older, my mom started making her stuffing from scratch with cornbread and you can definitely taste the difference. Fresh is always best! I prefer to use cornbread over regular bread because I like my stuffing to have a slight sweetness to it.

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Simple Golden Sweet Cornbread

It is definitely that time of the year…Thanksgiving! Every foodie and cook’s favorite holiday of the year!!! As most people have their menus planned out for the big day on Thursday, there are a few people still comparing recipes and deciding what they are going to make.

So, the next few days of recipes are for you. I, too, can sometimes be very last minute and change or alter what I am going to cook. So here’s to help…

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Peach and Raspberry Mason Jar Pies

Have you ever had a pie out of a jar? If not, you have to try these Peach and Raspberry Mason Jar Pies. If you look into my pantry, you will see that everything is in some sort of glass jar. As I have moved more towards glass and not plastic in my home, plastic containers were some of the first things to go.

So…I went out and bought all new glass containers, including a ton of mason jars. Mason jars are great for storage and in my opinion it looks more organized. I use mason jars for a lot of things, hence this recipe!

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Caraway Puffs

Is it just me? Or are you always looking for new dinner roll recipes. I am not sure how dinner rolls originated, but they now have become a stable at many dinner tables Whether you are entertaining for the holidays or just having a family dinner, these Caraway Puffs can add a little special something to your dinner.

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Apple Crumble Brownies

A few weeks ago, I went to a dessert place with my friend On the menu, they had a apple cobbler topped with a chocolate sauce. Now, I am not a very big fan of combining apple and chocolate flavors.

I feel the two items should remain separate. I want my chocolate in things like cake and brownies and my apple in things like pie and cobbler. I never really thought about combining the two.

But now you are starting to see more apples covered in chocolate and apples and chocolate mixed together in recipes. Needless to say, I tasted the apple cobbler in chocolate sauce and WOW it was very good. The two flavors welded together very nicely. So, I thought…I am going to try an apple and chocolate recipe at home and I came up with Apple Crumble Brownies.

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Carrot and Spinach Rice

Did you ever not know what side dish to make? Or have gotten tired of eating the same side dish with your main entree? I know I have. I am good at finding what protein that I want to eat, but then I think…what am I going to eat with it? Should I just have a vegetable? Or a vegetable and starch?

When I have these dilemmas, I usually just settle for rice. Rice is my go to side dish. It’s quick and easy and I probably have some type of leftover rice in the fridge. This is how the recipe for Carrot and Spinach Rice came into play…leftover rice and vegetables that I needed to get rid of.

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