There’s something so wonderful about fall baking, and it all seems to kick off with pumpkin season! So here are three of my favorite cookies and bars with pumpkin as the star! Whether it’s for your Thanksgiving dessert table or Christmas cookie exchange, these treats will get you in the holiday spirit in the most delightful way!
Spam can open up a whole can of, well…opportunities! The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix found that out when their Spam Cubano Sandwich became an award-winner and one of the most popular items on their lunch menu! So when I stumbled upon this recipe for a Spam Burger topped with a tasty sweet and sour slaw, I was ready to put the “Spam, Glorious Spam!” slogan to the test. I’ve also discovered along the way that there are, for the most part, two groups of people. Those who love Spam and those who’ve never tried it. (Maybe there’s a third group–people who like it but won’t admit it?) Well, this recipe is for all three! It’s taking Spam slices that you’ll dredge in flour, dip in egg and roll in panko and then lightly fry in a skillet. I think the real star of the show, however, is the warm slaw. It’s got a great blend of sweet, spicy and salty, and it’s really the perfect complement to the grilled Spam. Ok, let’s get serious with this recipe. Grill up some hamburger buns, brioche or pretzel bread, give it a good slather of sweet and spicy mustard and then top the Spam with the warm slaw. I’m just going to say….be prepared to be super surprised by this Spamtactular Sandwich!
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My generation is the very last one to use pencil and paper as the primary method of gathering, compiling and sharing information. So for me, rescuing recipes from the past where our ancestors scribbled beloved dishes on scratch pads, napkins, receipts or back of envelopes has taken an even greater sense of urgency. However, I also love writing about how an old favorite becomes trendy again, re-introducing itself to a whole new generation. The Apple Pie is the perfect example. Do you ever remember life without it? But have you seen the newest version of our nation’s sweetheart dessert? Let me introduce you to the latest viral food sensation, the Apple Pie Cookie. It’s fun, it’s delicious, it’s cute and it makes you feel like you can eat one and not gain a pound! The Apple Pie Cookie uses all the same ingredients as a good old fashioned apple pie–it’s just reconstructed into little lattice-topped discs of yumminess. Nothing will ever replace our love for the iconic American apple pie, but I think even Granny Smith would love these! These are perfect for a fun Labor Day holiday spread!