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28 September, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake
Comments : 2 Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

So autumn has finally arrived!  That gives me the perfect excuse to cook with pumpkin for the next three months and not feel bad about it.  Pumpkin dishes seem to be a little hyped up during this time of the year, but it is seriously one of my favorite things to bake with. I kicked
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26 September, 2015

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

Yes, you read correctly…hot chocolate cupcakes!!  This recipe from Tasty Kitchen got my curiosity peaked, so I had to give them a try.  And I was not disappointed! This recipe calls for coco powder, flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk for the cake.  I don’t know what it was about this combination,
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25 September, 2015

Grilled Cheese with Gouda and Onion

Grilled Cheese with Gouda and Onion
Posted in : Meatless Main Dishes on by : tiffannybrandel

Four words for you …adult…grilled…cheese…sandwiches.  A favorite of mine and my husbands.  It combines the simplicity of a grilled cheese (which the hubs likes) while adding sophisticated ingredients (which I like). This recipe for Grilled Cheese with Gouda, Roasted Mushrooms and Onions, which I found on the She Wears Many Hats website, is what we
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25 September, 2015

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes
Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

Ahhhhh, I’ve never met a cupcake I haven’t liked.  The taste of a whole cake in just a little package…what’s not to love?  Cupcakes are one of my favorite things to take to parties and gatherings.  In fact, I had a family gathering to go to last night, so I decided to make a couple
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23 September, 2015

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo
Posted in : Sides on by : tiffannybrandel

  I love orzo!  If you have never cooked with orzo, you must try it.  Orzo is a mini football shaped pasta.  I sub orzo a lot for rice, as it is similar in size. This recipe for Roasted Vegetables with Orzo goes waaaaaay back.  I found this recipe in the January/February 2007 issue of
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22 September, 2015

Sweet Potato and Butternut Gratin

Sweet Potato and Butternut Gratin
Posted in : Sides on by : tiffannybrandel

Gratin is one of my favorite side dishes to have in fall and winter time.  It is hardy, starchy and cheesy goodness. I found this recipe for Sweet Potato and Butternut Gratin in the November 2009 issue of Cooking Light and have been making it ever since!  But I will warn you, this dish does
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15 September, 2015

Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Bacon and Swiss Quiche
Posted in : Breakfast on by : tiffannybrandel

I love breakfast foods.  One of my favorite breakfast dishes is quiche.  When I think quiche, I think of holiday mornings, as my mom makes a killer quiche for Easter and Christmas family breakfasts. I found this recipe for Weight Watchers Bacon and Swiss Quiche on the weight watchers official website.  Now I am not
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14 September, 2015

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

In Michigan, apple season is huge.  During fall, Michiganders flock to apple farms to pick apples, drink cider and eat donuts.  It is just a way of life here, and I love it.  So, in honor of apple season, I thought I would try out this recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars by Sally’s
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11 September, 2015

The Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread
Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

Okay, let’s talk banana bread.  It is one of my favorite things to make in the fall and winter months, as it nice to have a sweet that can be had for breakfast or dessert in those chilly months!  It also fills the house with an insane, mouthwatering smell… I found this recipe for The
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