Apple Praline Bundt Cake

When I saw the cover of Southern Living Magazine last month, I knew this very special Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting had to be on my dessert table for the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah. Thanks to my sister, Julie and her friend, Toby, my wish came true. This recipe rocks! What else can I really say? The entire issue of the magazine really does. So many recipes, so little time….I hope if you’re looking for a sinfully gorgeous Apple Cake to make, you’ll choose this one with Southern Flair (my kids loved the Praline Frosting). Happy New Year to those celebrating (and those who aren’t :)).

Pumpkin Galore

Every day I spend so much time looking at recipes and food blogs. I often get asked, “Don’t I ever get tired of looking at food all day, every day?” Honestly, no. As a Professional Recipe Developer, I am always looking for new, creative ideas for inspiration. I have seen so many incredible pumpkin recipes and ideas lately that I had to share them with you, starting with a recipe from Lisa for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pistachio Bread  from her blog, With Style & Grace. Pumpkins are a nutritional powerhouse, and I hope you”ll enjoy some of these incredible ideas and recipes.

Here are some of my other favorites:

Maple Pumpkin Fudge from Sugarcrafter

Pumpkin Granola from Chocolate and Carrots

Studded Pumpkins from Gordon Gossip and Horchow

Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Cooking on the Side

Stacked Monogram Pumpkins from Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes by Annie Eats

Pumpkin Vegetable Tray from Taste of Home

Recipe Recap

A friend of mine asks me all of the time what is my favorite food blog or the newest food blog to check out? That is such a difficult question because I have too many to name. I look at so many blogs everyday, and I thought I would share some of my favorite blog posts from last week.

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes from Sugarcrafter Tracy’s doughnuts look amazing and fun, and I love the touch of Apple Cider in these.

Pizza Sauce Three Ways from Simple Bites Simple Bites gives incredibly complete how-to information in every post. These sauces look so good..a must do.

Cheerios and Chocolate Halloween Tarts from Family Fresh Cooking These are so creative, fun, child-friendly and healthy. I love that Marla used almond butter and dates, two of my favorites.

Smoky Black Bean and Corn Vegetarian Chili from Cookin’ Canuck Dara’s chili looks so flavorful, comforting and heartwarming and best of all, vegetarian.

Fig Galette from Indian Simmer Prerna’s seasonal dessert recipe not only looks like a breeze to make with very few ingredients, but so decadently delicious.

Fall Cinnamon Apple Cake: Perfect for Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah and Fall Celebrations


This year, the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is next weekend. On Rosh Hashanah, it is symbolic to serve and eat apples dipped in honey to hope for a “sweet new year”. Cakes with apples and/or honey are traditionally served, and this Cinnamon Apple Cake can’t get any better. This cake is so delicious and perfect for any fall celebration. I will be preparing it this Thursday night for a Jewish holiday cooking class in Birmingham, Alabama. See my “Media” page for more information.

What’s For Supper: Low-Fat Beef Jambalaya

Easy Beef Jambalaya

As fall nears, my brain goes straight to comfort foods, and one of my southern favorites is Jambalaya. With 354 calories and 10 grams of fat, this recipe can’t be beat. This recipe uses ground beef and turkey sausage to cut down on the fat. I love to use Laura’s Lean Beef for this recipe so check your local area to see if you can locate it.