Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt #BundtBakers

I NEVER IN MY LIFE ARGUED WITH A PIECE OF CAKE OR A BOWL OF ICE CREAM.”  Ray Bradbury

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

Cake and I get along very well.  (Though you’ll never see me picking a fight with a bowl of ice cream, either!)

And while I’m a fan of simple cakes, they must be exceptional in flavor and texture.  Take this chocolate bundt cake, for example.  It’s a delicious blend of cocoa and cinnamon.

A little sweetA little heat.  And unlike most dense bundts, this has a soft, light and airy texture.  And perfectly suited for a scoop of ice cream! [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake

ARRANGE  WHATEVER PIECES COME YOUR WAY.”  Virginia Woolf

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake | From My Sweet Heart

It’s been a little while since I last participated in the Improv Cooking Challenge, founded by Kristen at The Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  But I’m glad to be back!  Every month Kristen challenges us with two ingredients that we can use in any way we wish.  What pieces came our way this month?  Cinnamon and sugar!  This is such a classic combination and of course Snickerdoodles came to mind.  There’s nothing better than that soft, sweet, vanilla sugar cookie rolled and covered in cinnamon.  Unless it’s cheesecake! [Read more...]

Sugared Donut Muffins

I AM BEGINNING TO LEARN THAT IT IS THE SWEET, SIMPLE THINGS OF LIFE WHICH ARE THE REAL ONES AFTER ALL.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sugared Donut Muffins | From My Sweet Heart

Whenever I feel in doubt about how to approach most anything in life, my instinct usually tells me to just keep it simple.  Baking is a perfect example of that.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love outrageous, complex, over the top, and unusual desserts.  (One of my favorite cookbooks is Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor!)  But the purist in me can find just as much bliss in a simple madeleine, a plain, fudgey brownie, or some creamy butterscotch pudding.  This sugared donut muffin is another example of simple perfection.  Just the right balance of sugary donut, cinnamon muffin and strawberry jam in one petite bite will leave you wanting for nothing more than. . . .  

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Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

“I GO RUNNING WHEN I HAVE TO.  WHEN THE ICE CREAM TRUCK IS DOING SIXTY.”  Wendy Liebman

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

This is so far the BEST  ice cream I have ever tasted in my life!  I love it because it truly is a great combination of pie and ice cream.  I’ve seen other recipes include graham crackers in their version of ‘pie ice creams’.  But pie to me, is crust, not crackers.

This ice cream has all the components of pie a la mode.  Sweet cream ice cream with a hint of cinnamon, fresh blueberry compote, and chunks of sweet and savory cream cheese pie crust.  You won’t be running for the ice cream truck with a pint of this in your freezer!  Check out how easy it is to throw together…….. [Read more...]