Southern Sweet Potato Pie

This Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert!

Lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a holiday classic!It’s funny how different areas of the country are associated with various types of food.  For a Southern boy like me, foods like Buttermilk Biscuits, Banana Pudding and Red Velvet Cake were commonplace.  But now that we live in upstate New York, we’ve discovered that maple syrup is way more than just a topping for pancakes.  And I had no idea that there was such a difference between New England Clam Chowder and Manhattan Clam Chowder.  Continue Reading »

Caramel Marshmallow Brownie Bars

Is it a brownie?  Is it a blondie?  No, it’s both!  These Caramel Marshmallow
Brownie Bars
 are a delicious combination of caramel, marshmallow and chocolate!

Is it a brownie?  Is it a blondie?  No, it's both!  These Caramel Marshmallow Brownie Bars are a delicious combination of caramel, marshmallow and chocolate!What is it about desserts in bar form?  They’re just too easy to eat.  With cake or cheesecake, you at least have to make the conscious effort of getting out a plate and a fork.  But bars?  There’s nothing there to slow you down.  Take these Caramel Marshmallow Brownie Bars, for instance.  They came out of the oven.  No problem.  They cooled on the countertop.  No problem.  I sliced these bad boys into bars.  Problem.  I seriously had to restrain myself from eating all of them before I took the pictures.  But once those pictures were done?  Yeah, I started nibbling on them again.  Then I had to do it.  I had to pack them up to send to my wife’s co-workers.  I just can’t be trusted around delicious desserts.Continue Reading »

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie…just in ice cream form!

Complete with cinnamon and nutmeg, this Pumpkin Ice Cream tastes just like a slice of pumpkin pie...in ice cream form!Can we talk pumpkin for a moment here?  The internet (and particularly Pinterest) has been on pumpkin overload since early September.  I guess I don’t mind all that much, though, since I love pumpkin.  Pumpkin spice lattes.  Pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin muffins.  I suspect that my love of pumpkin is related to my love obsession with cinnamon and nutmeg.Continue Reading »

Count Chocula Cereal Treats

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts??
These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!

How can you go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate ghosts??  These quick and easy Count Chocula Cereal Treats are perfect for Halloween!I like to think that we’ve got a pretty healthy routine here in the Spiced house.  We get up early (really early) and go to the gym several days a week.  We eat yogurt + granola or healthy cereal every morning.  But sometimes it’s fun to indulge a little bit.  I’m not much on sugary cereals…until it comes to Halloween.  That’s when Count Chocula makes his appearance.  And like old-school Nintendo, hammer pants and Reebok pumps, I pretty much can’t say no to anything that reminds me of the 80’s.Continue Reading »