Two Easy Caramel Sauces

Simple 10-Minute Caramel Sauce I am indebted to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe for this recipe.  I have made small changes, but she deserves the credit on this one. 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste Combine butter, sugar, salt and cream in a heavy-bottomed […]

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Salted Maple Pecans

Did you know that a once ounce serving of pecans contains ten percent of the fiber you need in a single day? They are also a great source of low-carb protein and low in saturated fat. A little research will yield a myriad of health benefits gained from regularly enjoying pecans. I do love them for their health benefits, but […]

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

These muffins are easy, but also perfect for any fancy occasion with their streusel topping. When we have leftover cranberry relish from Thanksgiving it always turns into these treats on Sunday morning following the holiday. Cranberry Orange Muffins Yield: 1 dozen muffins 1 large egg ½ cup milk ¼ cup butter, melted 1 tsp real vanilla extract 1/8 tsp orange […]

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

This is our “Halloween Soup.”  We make it every year on October 31st before our ghouls head out for the night. It’s a delicious combination of fall flavors, and there’s no reason to sequester it to just one night of the year. If you have a food processor, this soup whips up in a flash. Alternately, you can use an […]

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