Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

Combine cream cheese with pumpkin and a few amazing ingredients to get a delicious truffle. Creamy melt in your mouth richness with all the flavors of fall, it’s the perfect decadent dessert!

I love the spice that comes from the gingersnaps in this recipe. Ginger is such a great flavor to bake with, try these other ginger rich recipes.  Perfect Gingerbread Cookies, Best Ever Molasses Cookies, or Gingerdoodles.

Cream cheese, pumpkin and gingersnaps combine to make amazing pumpkin truffles.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles are the perfect dessert when you want something sweet and full of those sweet fall flavors but you don’t want a whole piece of pie. Pumpkin and cream cheese are a match made in heaven and the richness of these truffles is irresistible.

These are perfect for a quick but impressive dessert and although they take a little time, they are quite simple to make. Rolling the truffles in the … Read more

The Entenmann’s Trifecta

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I don’t make the rules, but I’m willing to bet every family in the tri-state area had its three go-to products

Every family in the tri-state area — or maybe just families near where I grew up, with easy access to a bakery outlet store — has what I call an “Entenmann’s trifecta.”

At my house, it was the Entenmann’s mini chocolate chip cookies, marshmallow-iced devil’s food cake, and the mini chocolate-iced doughnuts. For my friend Meaghan, it was the yellow cake with fudge icing, crumb cake, and full-sized chocolate-covered doughnuts. Ramon’s family preferred the butter loaf cake and crumb cake, while their third was interchangeable between cookies or doughnuts. My colleague Hillary’s family also went for the mini chocolate chip cookies, along with the crumb doughnuts; she remembers her grandmother plating the marshmallow-iced devil’s food … Read more

Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast Recipe

Utterly perfect fork tender, melt in your mouth pot roast, with delicate potatoes, sweet carrots, sits in a perfectly seasoned broth. This recipe is super simple but will make you feel like you’ve spent all day cooking.

Make a balanced meal with a nice fresh garden salad and some homemade rolls. Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls or Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls should do the trick.

Melt in you mouth pot roast with tender carrots and potatoes

Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast

Not only is this melt in your mouth Pot Roast a quintessential Sunday meal, it’s also perfect for company, or a special occasion because it’s just so easy. Prep it, throw it all together and at the end of the day you have a perfect sit down dinner hearty enough to fill any appetite. Generously seasoned meat, coupled with onions and vegetables surrounded by a savory broth is just so heavenly.

One of the best things about this roast … Read more

‘Pen15’ Season 2 Celebrates the Grosser Features of Middle School Snacks

Anna Konkel and Maya Erskine play two tweens fumbling their way through middle school in Pen15 season two. | Hulu

The delightfully awkward Hulu show by Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine takes us right back to the year 2000 — and all of its glorious snacks

In the first episode of Pen15’s second season, there’s an Oreo cookie severed at the seams and rebonded with about 12 additional slabs of cream filling, creating a huge cookie tower. The super-stuffed snack is constructed and implicitly consumed off screen, but anyone who’s eaten a Oreo can picture a kid meticulously twisting the chocolate cookies apart and messily peeling away the loosened frosting with sticky fingers.

In junior high, I might have taken to stacking and smooshing together custom-stuffed Oreos privately at home, out of sight of judgmental peers. But this particular pile in Pen15 is sitting in front of Brendan, Anna … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Delicious, perfectly spiced, fluffy pumpkin pancakes are so moist and full of flavor, it’s like having pumpkin pie for breakfast! Top these with a dollop of whip cream and a drizzle of syrup and its pure pumpkin heaven.

If you really want decadence try topping these spiced pancakes with a cream cheese whipped topping found here: Incredible Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Whipping Cream Frosting. Or try one of these delicate but flavorful butters, you won’t go wrong with any of them: Cinnamon Honey Butter and Maple Plant Butter (3 ways)!

Delicious, Fluffy, spiced pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

These are best pancakes to wake up to on a chilly morning. The pumpkin makes the amazingly moist and dense, but the milk and egg and (especially if you use buttermilk) will make them light and fluffy. Everyone will love these along with a nice cup of cocoa or apple cider. It’s sure to … Read more