Pumpkin Cheesecake With Butterscotch Swirl

Monday, October 15, 2018
Pumpkin Cheesecake With Butterscotch Swirl is a fun twist on a classic dessert!

Autumn is finally here and with that comes all the amazing flavors like pumpkin, apple, caramel and of course butterscotch. Since this is the first #SundaySupper since fall has begun we are celebrating with all the flavors of fall and I couldn't think of something more fitting then a Pumpkin Cheesecake With Butterscotch Swirl. 

I actually had to make 2 of these this week because the first time I tried to incorporate the Butterscotch Swirl directly into the Pumpkin Cheesecake but the butterscotch is too dense and fell into the cake instead of floating on top like I envisioned which would have been ok but the swirling into the cheesecake left some rather nasty looking cracks.

Colt quickly snuck the cheesecake to work the next day where he said it was devoured. Luckily he said it had tasted amazing so I decided it was worth forging forward with a few modifications.

So for the second Pumpkin Cheesecake with Butterscotch Swirl I decided to cover the cheesecake in a sweetened sour cream and then I swirled the butterscotch into the sour cream topping for an elegant dessert perfect for fall.

If you're unsure of the sweetened sour cream topping you can serve it on the side with a drizzle of butterscotch sauce over the top or use stabilized whipping cream instead.

The flavors of this are perfect after even a heavy meal like Thanksgiving since the sweetened sour cream topping helps cut through the richness of the cheesecake providing a nice contrast.

Caramel Apple Cake

Friday, October 12, 2018
Caramel Apple Cake recipe is cinnamon apple cake poke with holes and covered with caramel from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch is the perfect fall dessert!

My three favorite words in the whole wide world Caramel Apple Cake. Swoon..

There's just something about caramel and apples that makes my heart pitter patter..

Its one of the things that makes fall one my favorite seasons, along with the gorgeous colors of the trees, cozy sweaters and boots..

I totally planned on posting this cake yesterday but somehow my time disappeared. I started out editing pictures, then waiting for them to upload, so I started poking around Facebook and Pinterest. I don't think I need to tell you what happened from there...

Before I knew it Colt was headed home to take me to a Doctors appointment, and I had barely accomplished anything including the afternoon nap I had planned. I wonder if I can have a rain check for my missed nap? Oh well..

I guess I'll stop rambling on and it's time to get down to business.. Caramel Apple Cake, coming right up!

Ambrosia Salad

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad is one of those heavenly salads. It's a year around holiday staples that's a necessity for gatherings, whether it be for a 4th of July BBQ, Thanksgiving, or Christmas it's loved by young and old a like, frequently enticing childhood memories with each luscious mouthful. 

In Greek mythology Ambrosia was the food of the Gods and the name is only fitting for such a delicious spin on a traditional fruit salad.

There is many variations of how to make Ambrosia Salad from vanilla pudding to cool whip, but my version of Ambrosia Salad uses as many fresh ingredients as possible, minus the marshmallows and unsweetened flaked coconut, which both could be done from scratch if time allows. 

I used honey as the sweeter,  greek yogurt, and fresh cream, to make a heavenly sauce. Then I added fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, and fresh cherries. Maraschino cherries can be substituted in the winter time, or when fresh cherries are no longer available but I find the fresh cherries really add a wonderful burst of flavor to this classic salad.

Ambrosia Salad is positively to die for!  Make it this summer for a picnic, for 4th of July, in the Fall a few times just because, and in the winter since the pineapples and oranges are the best. It's a must for any gathering no matter the time of year! 

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