Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Fruit and Nuts

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This coffee cake is an early riser's dream come true! It's sweet and dense, and the addition of fruit and nuts gives delightful texture and bite. You can add a crumb topping, too, unless like me you fail to think clearly at 5 a.m. and forget. With or without, this coffee cake is a superb slice of morning motivation, and it pairs beautifully with coffee, tea or milk. Continue Reading

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Ham and Cheddar

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup with Ham and Cheddar Cheese
This soup is the perfect combination of leftover summer sunshine, delightfully cool autumn afternoons and the promise of fall's colorful display. Enjoy! The leftovers are as tasty as the first spoonful. Best served on a brisk autumn day! Continue Reading

Make Lilac Syrup For A Taste of Spring

Lilac Syrup
Lilacs are one of Spring's loveliest attributes! The heady perfume of my lilac bushes is intoxicating; the blooms prolific and stunning. My bushes are old and battered, slightly overgrown and yes, out of control. They resemble many of the lilacs to be found nestled near farmhouses and lining the byways to old barns. I can't seem to bottle the lovely scent to enjoy year-round, but it is possible to capture the essence of lilac in a sweet syrup for pancakes. Here's how! Continue Reading

Make Cocoa Caramel Delight Cookies

Cocoa Caramel Delights
These tasty little treats look so nice on pretty plate or cookie tray! They're delicious and elegant β€” perfect for parties, showers, Christmas parties, and more. This is my sister Rebekah's recipe, and she kindly shared it for all of us to enjoy! So go forth and bake up a batch of these stunning Cocoa Caramel Delights! Continue Reading

Make Hard Cider Apple Sangria for the Holidays

Apple Cranberry Sparkling Sangria
Sparkling Apple Cranberry Sangria is a delightful party punch with a nice balance of tart and sweet, and it’s sure to be a hit at Christmas parties and new year celebrations. Wherever you serve it, be sure to raise a glass and toast to the joys of the season. Never stop counting the blessings in your midst! Continue Reading

Celebrate Fall Flavors with Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin
The season is brimming with pumpkin everything! We love pumpkin spice coffee and creamers, we crave pumpkin pies, cookies β€” even scented candles. This recipe celebrates the season with slow-cooked pumpkin as an ingredient and a serving vessel! Continue Reading