Thanksgiving is more than just a time to feast, it is a time to give thanks and to be grateful, and for this holiday- to be grateful for all of the food and flavors! To celebrate this holiday, I decided to create a decadent apple cranberry golden raisin pie along with a spectacular pumpkin pie. Also, to top it off, I mixed up some toasted pecan gelato. As the leftovers and holiday began to go, I thought some lovely gingersnap biscotti's with a white chocolate would be a great way to lift the spirits up again. What a feast!
Coconut Macaroons drizzled with Chocolate and Caramel Turtles, what a lovely way to spice up the weekend. Thursday was the beginning of our snowy season in Saugatuck, Michigan, and whats a better way to celebrate than to make some snowballs. In the kitchen of course! These macaroons were a fabulous treat for any day. Once these little guys were eaten up, I decided to go swimming in a sea of Caramel Turtles. The caramel and chocolate go great with pecans. Perfect for my cookie exchange get together. This is a dessert you definitely cannot miss!
To start off the new season, I created a lovely combination of Pumpkin Mousse, Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla Bean Cream, and a Whole Wheat Crust. I call them the Pumpkin Mousse Tarts. This crust is filled with a layer of chocolate ganache, then a layer of pumpkin mousse, then topped with a vanilla bean cream. All of them were gone within the next day! The pumpkin and chocolate just make your tastebuds jump with joy of the new winter season.