Tara O’Brady’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know we don’t all need another chocolate chip cookie to confuse us into choosing the right recipe to make. Tara O’Brady’s recipe from her cookbook Seven Spoons, makes the choice easy. No softening of ingredients, no chilling of dough, no browning of butter. It’s your simple and straightforward chocolate chip cookie recipe that produces gorgeous, chewy chocolate chip cookies every time.

Poppy Seed Bread

This poppy seed bread is a classic. It’s as easy to make as it is to eat! Lightly sweet, easily sliced, and perfect for breakfast and brunch.

Orange Bundt Cake

This is the perfect, bright, tea-time orange cake. It’s delicate, mild, and very much on the light side as far as cakes go. The orange flavor is subtle and the cake absorbs the orange glaze that gets drizzled over it after baking. It’s beautiful and fuss-free!

Nutella & Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

This layered panna cotta is as delicious as it is beautiful. The first layer is a creamy nutella panna cotta and the second layer is a creamy vanilla panna cotta speckled with vanilla beans. Whether you serve them individually as pictured or in a big bowl, it’s best to serve in something transparent so you can see the contrasting layers. Enjoy this easy, beautiful, and fun dessert any time of year.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

A cross between breakfast and dessert this pumpkin bread is absolutely delicious. The cream cheese filling compliments the spiced pumpkin perfectly. It’s so soft and moist that is slices like butter. It makes a great holiday gift, a perfect cake/bread to serve for brunch or afternoon tea, and it deserves a place on any holiday dessert table.

Vegan Pumpkin Cobbler

This vegan pumpkin cobbler is delicious, easy, and packed with Fall flavor (think cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice). It’s basically a cross between a cobbler and a lava cake — in other words it’s both saucy and cakey. And really fun to make! The batter gets topped with a sugar pecan topping and then hot water gets poured over the whole thing. The water creates a caramel that naturally occurs during baking. When you pull it from the oven, the sticky smooth caramel is on the bottom and the spongey light cake is on the top. Whether you’re vegan or not, this is an amazing simple spice cake to make.

Dutch Apple Bread

This Dutch Apple Bread is absolutely mouth-watering. The bread is soft and buttery and it gets topped with a cinnamon crunch streusel and then drizzled with a rich vanilla butter glaze. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. Despite its complex flavors and layers, its an easy recipe to put together.

Butternut Squash Tart

Butternut Squash Tart

The reason this tart is so special, aside from it being delicious, is that it’s really simple to make for a weeknight dinner. The squash flavor is heightened here with the addition of caramelized onion, fresh thyme, and fontina cheese (that melts little stringed webs among the vegetables and adds a mild nutty flavor). It all gets baked together in a buttery and crisp sheet of puff pastry.

Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Cake with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

This pumpkin vanilla spice cake is incredibly aromatic, soft, and moist. It’s pure comfort food. And the best part? A pumpkin spiced cream cheese frosting gets spread on top. While this recipe is packed with complex flavors, it’s a “piece of cake” to make. This is the perfect dessert to welcome Autumn into your home!