A New Year Eve’s Treat…toasted maple pecans

Thank you all for following and visiting my blog. This has been the first year for “sweetly obsessed” and I have been blessed and inspired by friends and fellow bloggers . I’m looking forward to sharing my new cooking inspirations with you in 2017. Wishing you all a Happy and Joyous New Year. Roasted Maple…

Just a slice please… Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie continued

In my previous post Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie, I mentioned that I hadn’t tasted the pie yet because it was for dessert after Christmas Eve dinner. Well the tally is in and everyone loved it. It was rich and decadent and there wasn’t even any chocolate in it.  It’s a new holiday tradition in our…

Christmas Breakfast

It’s Christmas Eve! Christmas music is playing and baking and cooking is in full swing. Comforting, warm and delicious aromas fill the air. Usually we have a special breakfast on Christmas morning but Christmas falls on Sunday this year, so our traditional breakfast is today. Tomorrow is church and rightfully so, this is when we…

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie

This pie is my rendition of Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Torte by Once Upon A Chef.  I wanted to switch up the pie crust I use for pumpkin pie. When I stumbled upon this recipe it looked absolutely delicious and perfect for what I was looking for. We have been invited to have Christmas Eve dinner…

Chicken Breast Stuffed With Spinach Pesto and Cranberries

Chicken Florentine is the inspiration behind this absolutely delectable recipe. If you are looking for an elegant dish for the holidays or just the right meal for that special someone, look no more, this is it. These chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy spinach pesto and cranberries. Then drizzled with a roasted apple glaze…

Apple Cranberry Pie with Ginger Pecan Crust

This little gem is a different take on my No-Bake Apple Pecan Tart. If you liked the no-bake tart you will love this rendition. The same delicious juicy apples and cranberries, just a new crust. The ginger and pecans give this pie the perfect accent of a rich, sweet and spicy flavor.  So if you’re looking…

Pumpkin Apple Loaf with Pecan Streusel Topping

Oh My Gosh…this recipe is so delicious. What a great combination, pumpkin, pecan and apple. Make it into a loaf or make into muffins. Keep them or share them. Either way they won’t last. This recipe is my new favorite. Light and fluffy, a hint of pumpkin and apple and the rich taste of pecans…yum…

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Christmas baking doesn’t seem complete without the traditional gingerbread man. Nothing fancy just easy, fun and tasty. These little guys are all that and gluten free. I adapted this recipe from alittleinsanity.com. where Erika says her recipe makes the best gluten free gingerbread cookies and she’s right. After a little tweaking on the recipe to…

Dark Chocolate Mangos

I use to buy chocolate dipped mangos in the bulk section at Whole Foods. It was rather pricey, so they became a once in a while decadent treat. Then I realized how easy it would be to make these little treats and I could save on the cost. Now who doesn’t like to save a…

Honey Date Loaf

Do you remember “date bars?” Back in the 60’s and 70’s you could buy these little treats, ready to be made, at the local grocery store. The brand was Betty Crocker or Pillsbury, I don’t quite remember. But they were so yummy.  As I was making them, I would eat the ingredients right out of…

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

I have been obsessed with finding the perfect crisp and rich chocolate biscotti cookie. Not one that turns soft the next day, but a cookie that stays crisp. This little treasure is the one. Adapted from nancycreative, it is gluten and dairy free, crisp, rich and decadent…the perfect little treat for a wintry day. Perfect…