Autumn Pear Crumble

There's no doubt fall is the season of the apple. And October is the month when bobbing for apples becomes a popular pasttime. But pears are popular at this time of year, as well, and October 25 is National Pear Day. Truth be told, I sometimes prefer pears to apples anyway, and Continue Reading

Five Fun Fluffernutter Facts

Today is National Fluffernutter Day! Admittedly, before today, I'd never heard of this delicious PB&J alternative. But I thought I would give it a try, because ever since I learned how to make peanut butter fudge using marshmallow creme, I've been a big fan of the combination Continue Reading

Copycat Recipe: McDonald’s Caramel Frappe

A few years back now, McDonald's introduced something that would soon become one of my favorite drinks EVER - the caramel frappe! I don't know what it is about this drink. Maybe it's the coffee. Maybe it's the caramel (incidentally, I think the caramel frappe is SO much better Continue Reading

Applesauce Brown Betty

Today is National Apple Brown Betty Day! Nobody really knows how the brown Betty got its name. It's said that it was named for the African-American slave who invented it hundreds of years ago. A recipe for the now-famous concoction was first published in Yale Literary Magazine in Continue Reading

Mini Caramel Custard Recipe

It's National Caramel Custard Day. Yum! I love caramel, and my husband likes custard, so I thought it would be the perfect day to celebrate. I'd also read in one of my grandmother's old microwave cookbooks that custard does especially well in the microwave. And my husband just Continue Reading