Stuffed Breads and Sweet Treats

This week we’re going to look at some stuffed recipes.  Today we’re going to start with breads and sweet stuffed treats, and later in the week we’ll look at stuffed fruits and vegetables.


Stuffed buns (pirozhki)

Stuffed pizza

Stuffed pretzel bites

Stuffed breakfast crescent

Apple stuffed pancakes

Spinach filled Lebanese flatbreads

Spicy tomato filled Tunisian flatbreads

Turkey chili hand pies

Jam filled sour cream coffee bread

Creamy bacon filled crescents

Stuffed french toast

Fried black bean filled tortillas

Sweet Treats:

Jelly filled doughnuts

Vanilla cream filled doughnuts

Chocolate filled cupcakes

Mocha filled banana cupcakes

Lemon filled coconut cupcakes

Cream filled cupcakes

Chocolate filled wontons

Fruit filled hand pies

Chocolate filled orange meringues

Raisin nut filled cookies

Baked apple dumplings with caramel nut fillings

Gluten Free:

Sweet and savory filled breads

What’s your favorite stuffed bread or sweet treat?

Plates of Pumpkin

If you’re looking for some last minute recipes with pumpkin for Thanksgiving, I’ve got a great selection for you! From dinners and sides to pies and desserts, let’s cook with pumpkin!

Dinners and sides:

Pumpkin pasta

Roasted pumpkin wedges with sage

Pumpkin stuffed with everything good

Penne with creamy pumpkin sauce

Harvest pumpkin soup

Pumpkin baked ziti


Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin praline mini pies

Mini pumpkin whoopie pies

Pumpkin icebox pie

Pumpkin coconut pie

Breads, doughnuts, muffins and scones:

Pumpkin bread

Harvest pumpkin scones

Pumpkin challah

Pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin cornmeal doughnuts

Pumpkin bread pudding

Cake and cake bars:

Pumpkin cake bars with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin spice cake

Pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

Pumpkin chocolate chip cake

Pumpkin cheesecake crunch bites

Pumpkin dump cake

Pumpkin cake pops

Other Treats:

Pumpkin cream cheese danish

Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin flan

Pumpkin mousse

Sweet pumpkin and maple custard

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin oatmeal

Pecan pumpkin crunch

Pumpkin thumbprint cookies

Pumpkin spice buns

Gluten Free or Vegan:

Gluten free pumpkin cake

Gluten free pumpkin cake bars

Gluten free pumpkin bread

Vegan pumpkin pie

What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe?

Crafting Thanksgiving

Today we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with some fun craft and decoration ideas!


Foam turkey stick

Pom pom turkeys

Colorful paper turkey place cards

Turkey trivia place card

Multi-fold Thanksgiving turkey greeting card

Country style Thanksgiving turkey greeting card

Turkey pillow

Pinecone turkeys

Turkey napkin ring

Decorations and Tableware:

Chenille pumpkins

Copper base wine glasses

Metallic glass candlesticks

Thanksgiving place mats

Dyed corn husks

Harvest corn husk dolls

Finger puppet favors

Corkboard leaf trivets

Fan folded leaves

Thankful pumpkin pillow

Leaf lanterns with wax paper

Signs, garlands, banners and wreaths:

‘Grateful’ leaf banner sign

‘Gather’ leaf wreath

3D paper pumpkin place cards

Thanksgiving pie garland

‘Thankful Heart’ wreath

‘Welcome’ canvas with autumn leaves

‘Gather Together’ sign

How are you decorating and crafting this Thanksgiving?

Start with Stuffing

We’re starting this year’s look at the holiday of Thanksgiving with stuffing or dressing recipes.

Fennel and sausage stuffing

Sausage and pear stuffing

Sausage and apple stuffing

Apple stuffing

Mushroom stuffing

Mushroom and walnut stuffing

Smoked oyster and bacon stuffing

Oyster brioche stuffing

Brioche stuffing

Chestnut stuffing

Chestnut and watercress stuffing

Chestnut and apple stuffing

Cornbread stuffing

Cranberry, orange and cornbread stuffing

Spicy cornbread stuffing

Pomegranate cornbread stuffing

Prune, pear, sourdough and cornbread stuffing

Sourdough stuffing

Mussel and shallot stuffing

Herbed cracker stuffing

Healthy harvest stuffing

Autumn harvest stuffing

Wine infused stuffing

Garlic and rosemary dressing

Apricot and pecan stuffing

Cranberry walnut stuffing

Fruit and pecan stuffing

Paella style stuffing

Gluten Free:

Wild rice stuffing

Harvest rice stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy

What’s your favorite stuffing or dressing recipe?

Clusters of Cinnamon

Today we’re taking a look at one of those tasty holiday spices, cinnamon!

Cinnamon star bread

Cinnamon bread

Triple cinnamon scones

Cinnamon streusel coffeecake

Cinnamon bun loaf

Banana cinnamon bundt cake

Cinnamon smear scones

Cinna bites

Cinnamon ice cream

Cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon snaps

Cinnamon chip loaf

Cinnamon baked doughnut holes

Whole grain cinnamon nut baby biscotti

Cinnamon tostada

Sweet cinnamon flatbread

Cinnamon custard pie

Cinnamon sugar popovers

Cinnamon oat pancakes

Cinnamon swirl cookies

Cinnamon nut bread

Cinnamon fantans

Cinnamon nuts

Two-tone cinnamon cookies

Cinnamon roll bread pudding with caramel rum sauce

Cinnamon elephant ears

Cinnamon simple syrup

Cinnamon bun apple pie

Spicy cinnamon cake

Gluten Free:

Cinnamon star bread

Cinnamon rolls

What are your favorite cinnamon recipes?

Ready with Risotto

Today we’re looking at risotto.  Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetables. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine, and onion.  Let’s take a look at some recipes!

Risotto Milanese

Creamy risotto with asparagus and peas

Beet risotto

Asparagus risotto

Cauliflower risotto

Mushroom risotto

Chicken risotto

Lemon risotto

Seafood risotto

Arugula risotto

Parmesan risotto

Mushroom and asparagus risotto

Spinach risotto with peas

Barley risotto with shrimp and peas

Farro and porcini risotto

Saffron and shellfish risotto

Tomato and sausage risotto

Brown rice risotto with lamb

Risotto with beans and vegetables

Slow cooker risotto

Champagne risotto

Gluten Free:

Pumpkin Parmesan risotto

Even more ideas:

Almond breakfast risotto with dried fruit

Risotto cakes

Risotto patties over greens

Fried mushroom risotto balls

What’s your favorite risotto recipe?