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

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

White Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

There's not much I like better than a good blueberry muffin, and I make some of the best (if I do say so myself). So, when I heard that this is National White Chocolate Day, I thought: What could be better than combining white chocolate chips with my favorite blueberry muffin Continue Reading

Spicy Honey Microwave Beet Bread

My girls love beets. I mean, they really, really do. So we eat a lot of them around here (usually of the canned variety). The other day, I opened a can to put some in my older daughter's lunch (and to give my younger daughter for breakfast). As I pulled out the vegetable slices Continue Reading