mrs watson’s pumpkin bread

in the fall, i sometimes get a little too excited about christmas being so close. i confess, i begin to listen to christmas music and bake things that remind me of the holidays. all because the temperature has dropped, like, 15 degrees. when we were traveling a few weeks back, we spent some time in…

pumpkin bourbon milkshakes

my mother-in-law found this gem of a recipe and brought them over for one of the many desserts we had for thanksgiving this year. i don’t have much to say but PUMPKIN. and BOURBON. and ICE CREAM. need i say more? pumpkin bourbon milkshakes recipe via sunset ingredients 4 1/2 cartons – 14 oz each…

dalreach house sandwiches

my maternal grandparents used to live in london, and every thanksgiving when they weren’t able to go back to the states they would  travel up to scotland with all of their expat buddies and stay at a manor called dalreach house (pronounced dal-reek). they would enjoy the holiday amongst other texans, drinking scotch, eating too…

sweet potato pudding with pecan and gingersnap streusel

as i was going through last year’s bon appetit thanksgiving issue looking for recipe ideas for our holiday dinner party, i stumbled upon this little treasure. it is a yummy twist on the traditional sweet potato dish with marshmallows. after making the base batter, you fold in a homemade meringue, which makes it refreshingly light…

pumpkin vanilla cinnamon roll cake

my husband and i just went to our first holiday dinner party of the season with a handful of our closest friends. it was potluck-style, so each of us girls brought several dishes. i brought the i-can’t-stop-eating-it marinated cheese,  sweet potato pudding and this amazing dessert from the picky palate. it’s now one of my favorite holiday…

sweet potato tart

this recipe is one of my favorite holiday desserts. it’s a play on the original sweet potato pie, but with a twist. it has mashed bananas in it, giving it a sweet second dimension and creamy texture. the recipe was created by a chef’s wife, who likes to serve it with a scoop of vanilla…