Easy Crème Brûlée at Home

Although it sounds fancy, crème brûlée is easy to make. It is the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine's dinner. Heck, you can skip dinner all together.

Although it sounds fancy (and therefore difficult to make), crème brûlée is easy to make. It is the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine’s dinner. Heck, you can skip dinner all together and just have the crème brûlée. I won’t judge. It has milk (dairy), vanilla beans (bean = vegetable), fruit zest. A well-rounded meal in my book.

No torch necessary. We are going to caramelize these babies in the broiler.

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Ginger Snaps & Harvest Pumpkin Dip

My dear friend Robin made this dip and had it out for sampling at Spice & Grain, my favorite place to drink coffee and pretend to work. I tried more than a sampling with some ginger snaps and I was absolutely smitten. It was like little bites of pumpkin pie. Because she is such a sweetheart, she is letting me share her recipe with you.

Harvest pumpkin dip is good not only on ginger snaps and vanilla cookies, it is wonderful on apples as a (semi-) healthy snack.

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Ebelskiver {Pancake Puff} Recipes

The word Ebelskiver is Danish for apple slices, but the meaning is a dessert or snack similar to a pancake, but with a flakier texture and round shape.

Thanks to my good friend Tessa of Homestead Lady, I have a really great giveaway prize for my Ebelskiver loving fans. This giveaway includes a cast iron Ebelskiver pan, an Ebelskiver cookbook, and even a recipe folder. That is an Ebelskiver? The word itself is Danish for apple slices, but the meaning is a dessert or snack similar to a pancake, but with a flakier texture and round shape.

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Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies are, of course, always a big hit with kids. With applesauce and flax seed, the kiddos have no clue that what they're chowing down on is H-E-A-L-T-H-Y.

Cookies are, of course, always a big hit with kids. With the sneaky addition of flax seed and swapping out some of the oil with unsweetened applesauce, the kiddos have no clue that what they’re chowing down on is H-E-A-L-T-H-Y. Even I enjoy popping a few of these in my purse as I head out the door to nibble on mid-morning.

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