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Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Good morning guys! Or night! Or whenever you’re reading!

Hope all is well! I also hope you’re in the mood for apples! And caramel! And cake!

It’s that time of year. You know, the time of year when we’re all thinking about entertaining! So many holidays and dinners and football games!

Today I’ve got a sweet fall-inspired treat that you can whip up in minutes! So if you have unexpected guests or if you just have too many other things going on, you can still have a fabulous dessert!

One of my favorite tricks is to keep Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake in the freezer. There are so many ways you can dress up the delicious pound cake to make it uniquely yours.

For this recipes, I took a couple apples which we all have on hand this time of year and cooked them with some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until they were soft and delicious. I scooped some of that onto the sliced Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake and then drizzled caramel sauce over top. Oh, and I had to top it with whipped cream too! Obviously.

Perfect dessert! And ready in less than 20 minutes!

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake is great to keep in your freezer for spontaneous desserts. Be sure to check out the Sara Lee Facebook page for more tips and tricks to dress up your favorite Sara Lee products!

And let me know: what is your favorite way to make Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake #UniquelyYours? A yummy trifle? French toast? Cut into cubes and dipped in fondue?

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

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Homemade Caramel Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Second corn recipe this week! 

You guys probably had no idea that I was so obsessed with fresh corn. And yeah, this ice cream starts with fresh corn.

Weird, right?

I never talk about my love of fresh summer corn here because typically we just grill it, spray it with butter, and sprinkle some salt on it. Easy easy and so good. But there’s no need for a recipe when you’re doing that. 

My love of corn is coming out this week.

Back when I lived in Alabama, I made frequent trips to the flea market because they had (probably still do?) a stand that did roasted corn and then they had, like, this bar of different seasonings you could sprinkle on it. 

Omg, you guys. My favorite thing in the world. Last time we went home I told my husband we had to get some before we left and he was all, “You really want to spend your time at home at the flea market?”

Uhhh yeah, eat corn, look for Pyrex. Does he know me at all?

If you are into sweet corn like me, you are going to be obsessed with this ice cream. So the ice cream itself is just corn flavored. But then at the end, you mix in some caramel sauce. And then you can top it with some real caramel corn if you like a little crunch in your ice cream like me. 

It’s so good. 

Homemade Caramel Corn Ice Cream Recipe

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 It’s almost the weekend! Yay! 

You guys, so much snow. So much cold. 

Y’all know I’ve been doing my snow dance since August but I really, really didn’t mean to wish these negative temps on us.

It’s November, Colorado! Get your act together!

We had a high of 7 yesterday.


Seven degrees.

That literally hurts. And, of course, Penelope (the husky) wants to go outside every 10 minutes when it’s snowing. This means that I have to stand there at the back door and watch her or else she’ll open the gate and leave. So I froze all day, standing in front of the back door, watching Penelope eat ALL THE SNOW.

I still love the snow though. I’d just love it a little more if it was, you know, 20 degrees out there. 

I made these bars the other night in preparation of what I thought was a definite snow day. Who doesn’t cancel school when it’s 3 degrees out and snowing like crazy?! We’ve had school canceled for much less around here.

But anyway, I wanted to have some treats on hand since I’m still off wine and I need something to get me through a day stuck in the house with all 3 of my children and the hairy child that throws herself at the back door 6 times an hour.

So good. They’re oatmeal bars with chocolate, pecans, and caramel in the center. I don’t know what it is but I’m just crazy about anything with oats right now and these are definitely my new favorite. And they’re super simple since you use the same dough for both the base and the topping. 

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I don’t know if you guys have noticed but I am SO READY FOR FALL, SNOW, WINTER, SNOW, HALLOWEEN, SNOW, CHRISTMAS, and most importantly SNOW.

It’s like that scene in Knocked Up when the guy says he wishes he liked anything as much as his kids like bubbles. I imagine my husband probably says, “I wish I liked anything as much as my wife likes snow!”

We had a day last week where our high was in the 50s and I was in heaven. I broke out my boots, my winter coat, my big scarf that my mom made me. It was awesome. I’m sure everyone who saw me thought I was crazy pants but… I’m just excited, y’all.

And btw, it’s well into the hundreds in Afghanistan and my husband is not amused by the scarf selfies I send him. #bestwifeever

One of the great things about fall is, of course, apples. Oh man, I can’t even wait for the honeycrisps to show up. They are probably the thing I like most about fall.

After football.


But while we wait for honeycrisps, I had to make something with apples. This is a Taffy Apple Pizza with a sugar cookie crust, a peanut butter cream cheese sauce, apples, peanuts, and a caramel drizzle.

I totally don’t mind eating fruit if it’s served on a cookie with caramel on top.

If you need me I’ll be sitting in my house, sweating my butt off because I’m too stubborn to turn on the A/C.  Come on, fall!

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Is bacon still cool?

Bacon’s always cool, right?

I feel like I can’t keep up with the trends anymore. I’m getting old.

Years ago I told you guys about the time I made those awesome bacon cookies for a football party and none of our guests were brave enough to try them until they saw someone else eat one first. (There wasn’t a cookie left at the end of the night, for the record.)

I don’t understand that reaction. It’s BACON.

If I see something with bacon in it, I want it. I want 10 of them. Because, duh, bacon.

I made these shortcakes and I’m almost positive I’ll get at least 4 “EWWW!” comments but you guys, they are so good. There’s bacon in the cakes and then you make a sauce of caramel, sliced bananas, and more bacon. And then you top it off with peanut butter whipped cream.

Which btw, peanut butter whipped cream? Quite possible the greatest thing on earth. I feel like I had that exact reaction the first time I made peanut butter cream cheese frosting so I don’t know why it took me so long to make peanut butter whipped cream. But it is perfection. Now that I know this, I probably won’t be fitting in my ball dress come December.

You should make these. And when your friends walk in and say “Ewww, bacon shortcakes?” just eat them all yourself. It’ll be more fun that way anyway.

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