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Category: Desserts (Page 1 of 21)

Easy Stovetop Apple Crisp

stovetop apple crisp with fork

This easy recipe only needs one skillet and uses ingredients that many of us already have on hand. Featuring sweet, cinnamon-simmered apples topped with a crisped oat and brown sugar mixture, stovetop apple crisp makes a tasty, healthy breakfast or dessert.

Apples are normally associated with the fall months, and apple crisp is normally baked in the oven. However, as we all know, nothing about this quarantine time is normal. I adapted this lovely, simple recipe out of sheer necessity. And because it is quick and easy and made with mostly pantry staples, I am thinking others may appreciate it as I did.

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Tinnie’s Fabulous Oatmeal Cake

oatmeal cake with mug

This deliciously classic cake is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The oatmeal lends a rich texture, combing old fashioned comfort with satisfying flavor. Because of a wholesome sweetness that tugs at the heartstrings, this cake can easily become a family favorite.

You may wonder why I call this cake Tinnie’s Fabulous Oatmeal Cake. Tinnie is my mother’s name, short for Christine, and for as long as I can remember, she has been making this cake for her children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. This cake is well loved by many in our family, and the wonderful aroma of it delivers me right back to her kitchen, with childhood memories of standing at the counter waiting for her to finish frosting the cake so I could dip my finger in the bowl and savor what was left.

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Spiced Plum Muffins

Bridge the gap between summer and fall with these spiced plum muffins.  The summery flavor of fresh, ripe plums shines in these simple, moist, and delicious muffins, while cinnamon and nutmeg add a touch of fall.  They come together easily and are perfect for a snack, dessert, or even part of breakfast.

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