Nutmeg Doughnut Muffins.

Here’s a secret: combine the words doughnut and muffin in the sentence and I won’t be able to turn away. Both of these sweet, sweet treats are two of my favorite things that I (almost) never eat because of how bad they are supposed to be for you. These nutmeg donut muffins look incredible and are begging to be made for some sort of holiday breakfast or gift. I apologize profusely if they happen to show up with a bit of drool attached.

:: via Cakespy


Gingerbread Pancakes.

I’m not crazy about maple syrup – the only thing I’ll really eat it on is french toast. So anytime I can get some pancake-y goodness with enough of another flavor besides batter I’m all about it. These gingerbread pancakes are a perfect example and look oh so drool-worthy.


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.

You’d think that after Thanksgiving and all the dessert-y goodness that goes with it that I’d be tired of sweets. Let’s see, there was the Chocolate and Cranberry Cake with Rummy Whipped Cream, the Honey Bun Cake and the award-winning Molasses-Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Brown Sugar Glaze. Then at work there were the most amazing homemade cinnamon rolls and the best chocolate chip pecan cookies that I’ve ever tasted. But yeah, I’m not tired of sugar in the least. Maybe at this point I’ve just built up a Sugar Tolerance to go with my Caffeine Tolerance and need it!

These pumpkin whoopie pies look drool-worthy. Maybe I’ll make a batch this weekend while watching Oklahoma beats the crap out of Missouri in the Big XII Championship. Boomer Sooner!


Cranberry Eggnog Tart.

I’ve already chosen the dessert I’ll be making for my family’s Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Dessert Contest. That’s right, complete with score cards and everything. So far I’ve whipped up the likes of Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Bread Pudding (a winner) and Cranberry Trifle. This year’s entry will be the Molasses-Spice Cake with cream cheese icing and brown sugar glaze I mentioned in September.

While searching for the perfect dessert I found this Cranberry Eggnog Tart which was a close contender and will probably be made during the course of the holidays. It looks delicious and got wonderful reviews.

:: via epicurious

UPDATE! My molasses-spice cake came in with an unprecedented perfect score! (cue ‘We Are the Champions’)