Pastry

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Rolls with Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

September 26, 2012
Pecan Pumpkin Butter Rolls with Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Remember that pecan pumpkin butter? Today I’m going to how you to use half of it and, at the same time, take care of breakfast (or dessert) for the week. These non-cinnamon “cinnamon” rolls use pecan pumpkin butter, brown sugar, and roasted pecans for the filling. After baking, the warm rolls are topped with a [...]

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Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

September 12, 2012
Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

It’s September! The 9th month of the year is the gateway to sweatshirts, chili, football, and all things pumpkin. But before there’s pumpkin and Halloween candy, there are apples. This month, Rachel is throwing an Apple a Day party – a group of fabulous bloggers sharing their favorite apple recipes. And my contribution? Breakfast. But [...]

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King Cake Cupcakes

February 9, 2012
King Cake Cupcakes

Let the good times roll, huh? I feel like it wasn’t all that long ago, my girlfriends and I were sitting around at lunch, deciding how we were going to squeeze 8 girls into a hotel room barely big enough for 1… but cost like it should hold 39. Discussions of grabbing odds on who’d [...]

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Apple Dumplings

November 13, 2011
Apple Dumplings

I’ve done us all a favor and deleted the previous 4 paragraphs. I went all tangenty about the first company I worked for and might have mentioned how they knew exactly how many times you went to the bathroom each day because you had to use a keypad to get from the cube farm to [...]

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DIY: Homemade Pop Tarts

August 25, 2010

If you ever get the chance to take a cooking class with Rebecca Rather, you gotta do it. And the same holds true for being in the same room as David Lebovitz. You won’t be sorry. I’ve taken two cooking classes with The Pastry Queen recently and walked away from the last class with my [...]

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Peach Fried Pies/Hand Pies

July 18, 2010

A new week, a new recipe for Project Pastry Queen! Ashley chose Fourth of July Fried Pies for this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge. Fried pies! As in you take something awesome, make a smaller handheld version of it, and deep fry it. My kind of recipe! My mom frequently made fried pies for dessert [...]

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Pecan Pumpkin Tart

November 26, 2008

Some people have pie with their Thanksgiving dinner. We have Thanksgiving dinner with our pie. The kitchen island held the turkey, dad’s baked beans, and an array of sides but the “dessert table” was where the real fun was. Growing up, the dessert table took up the entire bar: – 10-12 chocolate pies – 1-2 [...]

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