Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Cookies

These Elisen lebkuchen are the ultimate Christmas cookie.  They are flourless and butter less but have a wonderful chewy texture are chocked-full of nuts, candied lemon peel, spices, rum extract, and a hint of lemon.  This Christmas cookie is one of my all time favorites, and once you tried it I believe it will be one of your favorites too.  If you like spiced cookies with a chew this is right up your alley. Read more

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs And Spice

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Recipe Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs
Ocracoke Island Fig Cake

Hi ya’all!  I’m embracing the spritit of the South today and making an Ocracoke Island fig cake. It has sweet cinnamon and spices that balance perfectly with the sweetness of figs. Figs grow abundantly here in the South and especially on Ocracoke Island where this recipe is from. Read more

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Roll Recipe

The famous pumpkin roll what is not to love? It’s delicious and elegant. Wonderful fall flavors of pumpkin and spice filled with creamy vanilla flavored cream cheese.  Soo heavenly.  This makes a beautiful presentation to guests and the taste will shower you with nonstop comments.  The roll itself is not as hard as it may seem.  Try it I believe in you.  This post will teach you how to make a pumpkin roll.  Another great thing about this recipe is that it is not crammed with tons of butter. Only a few tablespoons in the filling. The cake itself, believe it or not, is fat free but super moist! Read more

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery
Kringle Recipe

I found this FANTASTIC recipe in the “Scandinavian Holiday Recipes” flip cookbook.  The cookbook claims it is THE kringle recipe from the O&H Danish bakery in Racine, Wisconsin.  At first I thought that this kringle recipe might be too labor intensive, but it is more time than labor that is required for this kringle recipe.  This recipe is FAMOUS in Wisconsin.  This kringle is soo flavorful and absolutely melts on your tongue.  You have to make this recipe (and save yourself a bundle of dough, no pun intended, to boot).  This kringle recipe is soo good it sells for over $20 a piece. Read more

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings "Aprikosenknödel" Or "Marillenknödel" Recipe
Apricot Dumplings

Oh boy you guys are going to LOVE these!  Soft apricots inside of a soft, creamy potato dumpling with buttered breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.  Come on what’s not to love?  I always get excited about apricot season because of this apricot dumplings recipe.  No apricot pie, tart, or cake can compare in my opinion.  Apricot dumplings are definitely the way to go. Read more

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Oh my gosh guys this pumpkin cheesecake is just to-die-for!  It’s soo creamy and has a hint of maple, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of the very necessary, for this pumpkin cheesecake, allspice.  The hint of allspice is barely noticeable but if it was left out it would taste more like a vanilla maple cheesecake than pumpkin cheesecake.  It gives it just the right zing without being overly spicy.  This recipe is not as spicy as pumpkin pie or bread and more on the maple vanilla side.  To try this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is to fall in love with it.  Read more

Chewy Molasses Cookies Recipe (Ginger Spice Gingerbread Flavor)

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies Recipe
Chewy Molasses Cookies

These chewy molasses cookies are the perfect chewy, spicy, and soft fall cookie.  I just love the flavor and chew of these cookies. Makes me think of the holidays and all the good spiced treats to come! I always make these for Halloween because of the crackle look.  These cookies are also popular for Christmas.

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Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Do you have a jar of sour cherries?  Well this is THE recipe to use them with.  This morello cherry recipe is the ultimate cherry cake recipe.  It has vanilla cream and a tender yeast dough that goes beautifully with the cherries and cream filling.  The dough is ultra tender thanks to the addition of cheese.  I can’t think of a more perfect combination than cherries and vanilla topped with almonds can you? Like cherry and vanilla ice cream this recipe was made in heaven. Read more

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge
Zimtsterne German Christmas Cookies Cinnamon Stars Or Zimtberge

Zimtsterne, also known as Cinnamon Stars are one of my beloved Christmas cookies.  But it’s not just loved by me, zimtsterne are also one of the most popular of all German Christmas cookies.  Once you’ve tried them you’ll know why.  They are a cross between a macaroon and a meringue but with more flavor.  Cinnamon and nuts are a perfect, heaven made, combination.  Zimtsterne are the perfect cookies for Christmas time with their warm cinnamon flavor and nutty chew.  Plus these cookies keep well for about 2 weeks in a airtight container, but I guarantee they won’t be sitting around long. Read more

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe It's The Best
Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

This recipe is courtesy of Libby’s pumpkin and it’s the best.  I’ve tried many spice combinations and Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe is a definite winner.  When I make homemade pumpkin pie from scratch I always use this spice blend, it’s just perfect.  I’ve tried the so called pumpkin pie spices and they were too strong, with the flavor of mace.  Mace is the exterior shell of nutmeg.  Some people love it but it is pungent.  I like my spices a little milder. Read more

Dry Rib Rub Recipe

Dry Rib Rub Recipe

Dry Rib Rub Recipe
Dry Rib Rub Recipe

This recipe is possibly the BEST dry rib rub for pork.  It’s smoky, fragrant, and slightly sweet.  Not too spicy either.  You may never buy rib rubs again.  Why pay top dollar when this one is better.  You can also modify the recipe to suit your tastes.  If you like things spicier go ahead and add more red pepper flakes, black pepper, or berbere.  You can also add more cayenne pepper to really give it a kick.  But this recipe is perfect, as is, for me. Read more

Mixed Spice Recipe

Mixed Spice Recipe

Mixed Spice Recipe
Mixed Spice Recipe

Have you ever wanted to make a recipe from the United Kingdom and found an ingredient called mixed spice?  You are probably wondering what exactly is mixed spice?  I have a great mixed spice recipe, it’s just a simple blend of spices that you can make.  Read more

Moist Zucchini Bread Recipe

Moist Zucchini Bread Recipe

Moist Zucchini Bread Recipe
Moist Zucchini Bread Recipe

Always on a quest to find a moist zucchini bread recipe I feel I have finally found one.  I did have to alter the recipe a bit though.  I added more zucchini and it came out moister.  It’s very flavorful featuring cinnamon, walnuts, nutmeg, and a hint of lemon.  Read more