Blueberry Upside Down Cornmeal Cake via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Blueberry Upside Down Cornmeal Cake*

This is it. The final batch of blueberries I picked this past spring. I am always so glad that I pick so many and freeze them…it’s like pulling out a bag of hidden Spring from my freezer every time. Last year we went to pick blueberries and I was...
Almond Roca Bark recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Buttery Toffee with Almonds and Chocolate*

It’s finally candy-makin’ time! October is for Halloween candy and everything pumpkin. November is still everything pumpkin, with Thanksgiving turkey tossed in for good measure. And December is all about the cookies and candies. Candy can be hard to make if you don’t follow directions. If you are just...
Super Easy Pumpkin Pancakes made using store bought pancake mix!

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes*

The reason these pancakes are easy?? Well, because they are cheater pumpkin pancakes. That’s right. I cheated and used store bought pancake mix. My Mom has made these for years and I used to make my own from scratch. Actually, I used to make a whole lot of types...
Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie -- recipe from www.thenovicechefblog.com

Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie*

I know, I know. I messed with Pumpkin Pie. Why oh why would anyone do that?? Well, it’s still very close to the classic Pumpkin Pie we all know and love. But it’s got a delicious tangy and silky quality that I swear you can only get by adding buttermilk!...