Archive for the cinnamon Tag

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

These adorable cinnamon rolls would make the perfect breakfast surprise your valentine this year. I wanted to surprise James with them on Valentine’s Day, but for the sake of the blog, I had to make them early! I saw the idea for the hearts on Pinterest a few months and have been thinking about making them ever since. For theRead more

Eggnog Waffles

This morning I wanted to share a holiday breakfast idea with you – eggnog waffles. They are a great way to incorporate holiday flavors into the start of your day. As an extra bonus, there’s a shot of rum added to the batter. Have I sold you now? Last year, I made gingerbread waffles, but I’d have to say theseRead more

Gingerbread Men

This year I wanted to make the most classic looking and tasting gingerbread men I possibly could and here is the result! I used Rebecca Rather’s “ginger people” recipe from The Pastry Queen cookbook and decorated them with a touch of royal icing. Aren’t they cute? In my mind, this is exactly what a gingerbread man should look like. SweetRead more

Eggnog Macarons

I have yet another macaron recipe for you today! Have I convinced you to make them yet? These macarons are essentially the same as the candy cane macarons I posted last week, except you substitute cinnamon and nutmeg for the peppermint extract and omit the candy cane pieces. The result is a slightly spiced version of plain macarons. The flavorRead more

Cranberry Sauce

Last Christmas I made a cranberry sauce that was mediocre at best. The cranberries were too tart, the sauce was too orange-y, and it just overall underwhelmed me. A couple of weeks ago I started to search for something that would be better fit my tastes. This recipe is definitely it. The sauce is sweet, perfectly orange-y and has aRead more

Island Spice Grilled Pork Tenderloin

James and I “discovered” pork tenderloin about a year ago. I’ve always liked pork chops, but they tend to be a bit dry and tough sometimes. Pork loin is also good, but you have to buy about 5 lbs at a time – not so good for two people. Enter pork tenderloin – a small cut of meat (usually aroundRead more

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

I feel the need to overdose on pumpkin every fall so please bear with me while I get through this year. I will be overloading you with pumpkin recipes! Last year I made these cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins, which are really, REALLY good, but sometimes you need something a little less rich. These pumpkin muffins are perfectly spiced withRead more