Pecan and Brie Hand Pies

Pecan and Brie Hand Pies

Who else here is a pecan pie lover? I know that I prefer it to most other pies. The sad part is.. I never had it growing up. We always had pumpkin, apple, and blueberry which exclusively for dad. I missed out all those years. I have to make up for it, right? It's okay though. By the time I get to dessert during the holidays, I can barely move off the couch. I think I lost a touch of dignity with that last sentence, but what I was trying to say is that I'm too full to eat dessert. This isn't your typical pecan pie though. It's a hand pie with brie. There was a slight saltiness from the brie that went so well with the sweet pecan pie filling. It also added a bit of richness and a smooth texture. It rounded out the hand pies perfectly. Be warned, you'll want to fill these adorable little hand pies right up with brie and pecan pie filling. Do not do it. I repeat, do not do it! It will explode out of the little hand pies and onto your parchment lined baking … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Macarons

Pumpkin Macarons with Brown Butter Frosting

As promised, I have another pumpkin recipe for you this week! This one is a little more fancy and so, so tasty! Take a look at these pumpkin macarons with cinnamon brown sugar frosting! The hubs couldn't get enough of these macarons. He informed me that I should be selling them. I told him, just like I always tell him, macarons are far too expensive to make. No one would want to pay the price. Am I right? Yes, I think I am. After I piped this beautiful cookies, I immediately dusted them with pumpkin pie spice. I used that itty bitty strainer that you see in the pictures. It added additional flavor and a little something something to the tops of these cookies. So, I wanted to share with you the struggle. It's real. This is how picture day goes in our house. Don't let that precious face fool you. He causes havoc. ..and gets caught in the act. So when you notice little things in my pictures being changed or moved around, don't be surprised. It's … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

So, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I think this pumpkin cake with brown butter frosting would be the perfect addition to your dessert table this holiday. It was actually the cake I made for my mom's birthday at her request. She wasn't sure whether she wanted a pumpkin or spice cake, so she got it all. Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting. The cake is very dense and rich with pumpkin and spice flavors. It's perfectly complimented with the brown butter frosting that has its own rich flavor. It really lends itself to the cake. I personally think that leaving the sides of this cake open add to the holiday feel. Of course, everyone has an opinion so if you're digging it all covered like a traditional cake, do that! Sorry I've had a little later start with the pumpkin recipes this year, but I will be sharing another one this week and of course there's the peanut butter pumpkin pie that I shared at the beginning of November! So, be sure to check those … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #16

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Is it just me or does it seem like it has been an extremely busy week? Probably just me. I had a birthday this week. I can't believe I'm already 28. How does that happen? I shared what my hubs and got me for my birthday on instagram. It was only a little something, but I loved it! I'm also looking for a co-host for the link party. If you share food recipes and are interested, click to fill out the application. Thank you. :)  I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! Vegan Cannoli Crepes via How to Philosophize with Cake Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (11/10 - 11/16) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img … [Read more...]

Red Hot Candied Applesauce

Red Hot Candied Applesauce

I love cinnamon! Big red gum, fireballs, red hots.. I love them all. My mouth.. well, my tongue hates cinnamon. It will become sore, feel super swollen and stiff. It's okay though. I power through it. I'm a go getter. I can just be very stubborn. My 3-year-old also loves cinnamon but, lucky for him,  he doesn't get an annoying irritation from the cinnamon candy.  This applesauce is gorgeous. It's fire red like the candies. It's sweet and loaded up with red hot candies. Lucian and I can take down an entire jar of this in one sitting. He normally sports red stains on his face and tummy afterwards. Yes, the applesauce is that vibrant in color.   I also think that this applesauce would taste outstanding in a cake. You know how cakes sometimes call for applesauce. Yeah, this applesauce would be phenomenal. Keep an eye out for an applesauce cake recipe in the future! It just may be happening!     This red hot candied applesauce is super … [Read more...]

Concord Grape Sorbet

Concord Grape Sorbet

Earlier this week I shared how to make a canned concord grape pie filling and how to make a pie from the canned pie filling. Now, I'm sharing this delicious concord grape sorbet. We have a local place that sells 4 and 8 quart baskets of concord grapes and I have to go back a few times to buy more 8 quart baskets of them. I've recently discovered that I really, really enjoy sorbets. I even enjoy it so much more than ice cream. This would be ridiculously good with a swirl of peanut butter in it. One of my most favorite things about this sorbet is the color. It's so vibrant. It almost looks like beet juice. It's not, don't worry. That would be a horrible combination! If you're looking for some advice about feeding this to your toddler, I have some tips for you. Strip them down to their skibbies and throw them in a high chair no wheres near carpet. I promise that they will love this concord grape sorbet and it will probably be all over the place. So, what … [Read more...]

Canned Concord Grape Pie Filling + Pie

Grape Pie Filling for Canning + Making a Pie

I absolutely love concord grapes. To can/preserve anything that has to do with concord grapes is truly a labor of love. It can be such a pain, but well worth it. Trust me. Want to know a secret? I hate the seeds that concord grapes have. I can tolerate popping 5-6 grapes in my mouth, but then I get discouraged by the seeds. The concord grape pie filling is a beautiful purple color and thick! If your love for concord grapes gets out of hand, you can just eat the pie filling by the spoon full. You have the OK from me! The grape pie filling becomes bubbly and firm when it's baked into a pie. It won't be runny when you cut a slice of pie. I love the looks for the filling that has bubbled out of the top of a lattice pie shell. If you're wondering what a grape pie tastes like, it's like a great big heavenly jam sammich. In the case of these mini pies, a baby heavenly jam sammich. Want to hear a secret? I watched as a fight almost went down over these two baby … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #15

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

First of all, I want to say sorry for missing last week's link party. I was still recovering from an intense week of race car costume making and dealing with a very old, sick fur baby who ended up passing away Monday night at the vet's office. These guys. <3  I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! Veggie Basics via My Sister's Pantry   Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (11/3 - 11/9) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img src="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SRWlinkybutton.png"></a> Need a reminder for the link party? Subscribe! Also, head over and check out … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie #peanutbutterbash

It's that time again! You know, where we share a peanut butter dessert for the Peanut Butter Bash! This month our secret ingredient that was paired up with peanut butter was pumpkin! Yes, I was slightly intimidated. It's cool though. I handled it with finesse. (I think) So, I made a down right delicious peanut butter pumpkin pie!I used the Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice flavored peanut butter. It's what makes this pie. I went to Target to grab mine, but I'm seeing it in local stores now. You must get it for this pie. I should probably also let you know what my husband has informed me how it tastes best. Get ready for this. The magic to this pie.. Are you ready for this? It's a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. Yep, you're welcome. I'm here with all the secret tips and tricks. You really should give this recipe a try, especially if you're looking for a little twist on the plain ol' pumpkin pie. The holidays are here and pie baking is in full swing. … [Read more...]