Do Si Do Mini Bundts #BundtBakers

Do Si Do Mini Bundts | From My Sweet Heart

“OURS IS A CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIPS UNITED BY IDEALS.”  Juliette Gordon Low. Do you buy Girl Scout cookies every year? I do!  To me, it’s just another ritual of spring.  We all have our favorites.  Mine are Do Si Dos; sweet oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a peanut butter filling.  So it was very exciting when…

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Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake | From My Sweet Heart

“THE WORLD IS MUD-LUSCIOUS AND PUDDLE-WONDERFUL.”  e.e. cummings. Sweet. Sticky. Fudgy. Gooey. Crunchy. Chewy. Messy. Sound good to you?  Then this is YOUR cake!  While I’ve always adhered to the less is more principle, sometimes you just want a dessert that is all jacked up.  This intensely fudgy cake is topped with gooey marshmallows, sticky…

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Apple, Pear & Blackberry Crumble

Apple, Pear & Blackberry Crumble | From My Sweet Heart

“LIVE EACH SEASON AS IT PASSES; BREATHE THE AIR, DRINK THE DRINK, TASTE THE FRUIT, AND RESIGN YOURSELF TO THE INFLUENCES OF EACH.”  Henry David Thoreau. Do you have a favorite winter fruit? Many types of fruit are available to us all year round now.  But I still tend to eat fruit seasonally.  I definitely…

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Eggnog Streusel Muffins # Twelve Loaves

Eggnog Streusel Muffins | From My Sweet Heart

“IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.”  Edward Pola & George Wyle. December is a month full of joyful anticipation.  Yes, there is Christmas at the end of the month.  But there are so many other things I look forward to.  The first snowfall, Christmas decorations, holiday baking …… and eggnog!  Beginning on Thanksgiving…

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Rum Glazed Sweet Potato Cakes

Rum Glazed Sweet Potato Cakes | From My Sweet Heart

“SOME FOODS ARE SO COMFORTING, SO NOURISHING OF BODY AND SOUL, THAT TO EAT THEM IS TO BE HOME AGAIN AFTER A LONG JOURNEY.”  Eli Brown (author Cinnamon and Gunpowder). Let me tell you that these soft and moist little sweet potato cakes are so VERY comforting!  The warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg combined with…

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Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes

Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes | From My Sweet Heart

“THE ONLY WAY CHEESE IS DESSERT IS WHEN IT IS FOLLOWED BY THE WORD CAKE.”  Michele Gorman. If it were up to me, every meal of the day would be followed by dessert! Now having said that, sometimes you just want a smaller bite.  These little strawberry cheesecake cupcakes are just that.  Fresh strawberry puree…

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Whiskey Pear Trifles

Whiskey Pear Trifles | From My Sweet Heart

“THE LIGHT MUSIC OF WHISKEY FALLING INTO GLASSES MADE AN AGREEABLE INTERLUDE.”  James Joyce. There was a time when I would have told you that I don’t care very much for whiskey.  But then, I decided to make some Home Made Irish Cream.  You know, that wonderful creamy liqueur that has you believing you are…

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