Monday, November 21, 2011

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is one of my very favorite. Its easy to make, delicious to eat and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out it.. Sappy, this one's for you.. Thanks for the reminder to get it on here..

Pecan Pie

1 stick butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white corn syrup

Warm together until dissolved.


3 beaten eggs

Add to cool ingredients

Pour into prepared unbaked pie shell and top with 1 cup pecans halves

Bake 350 1 hour (Cover pastry edges to keep from over browning.)

* just a note: butter makes this pie SO SO good. Don't substitute margerine. Believe me.. You won't like it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Honey Cornbread Muffins

I have a good friend that LOVES cornbread. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. This is one I found on the Food Network. Its a little sweet, moist and delicious... and my friend approves...

Honey Cornbread Muffins
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Into a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the whole milk, eggs, butter, and honey. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.

Place muffin paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Evenly divide the cornbread mixture into the papers. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

About the time the temperature drops and pumpkins start popping up everywhere I get the craving for this cake. It is my all time favorite fall cake. It is so simple and quick to make and has a super moist texture. Even people who aren't usually pumpkin fans ask me to make this cake. Try it out and let me know what you think...

Pumpkin Sheet Cake


2 cups (16 oz) canned pumpkin
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs Slightly beaten
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt


1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
5 TBS butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tsp milk
chopped nuts (optional)

In a mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar and oil together. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into a greased sheet cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. (do not over bake). Cool. For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar; mix well. Add milk until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cake. Sprinkle with nuts.