Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake is a caramel cheesecake topped with cooked apples and pecans tossed in caramel sauce.


Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake

The other day I decided to have a little fun and count how many cheesecake-related recipes I had on the blog and how many blocks of cream cheese I’ve used. The answer: 38 recipes and 63 blocks of cream cheese (not including any recipe testing/redos or any non-cheesecake recipes using cream cheese). Needless to say, I use a ton of cream cheese (and somehow I still use more butter than that). Now the count is up to 39 recipes and 66 blocks of cream cheese with this Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake. Last month I brought you a no bake caramel apple cheesecake. This month, I wanted to bake a full-sized cheesecake that screamed fall. Since October also means going to the local apple festival, I knew I would have tons of apples to use in my baking. What goes better with apples than caramel? Funny thing is I actually hate caramel apples on a stick but love the flavor combination. It’s mainly a texture thing; the apples in this cheesecake are much softer and easier to eat. Plus this is cheesecake. Everything is better when you add cheesecake to it.

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Curry Baked Chicken Wings #SundaySupper

Love eating out but want to save time and money? Making chicken wings at home is easy, and these Indian-inspired Curry Baked Chicken Wings will bring a little global spice to dinner.


Curry Baked Chicken Wings

Earlier this month, I talked about my love for Shrimp Curry. Curry really is one of those magic words that reels me in when I read a recipe, especially if I’m eating out. Eating out is such a love/hate relationship. On one hand, someone else is cooking and you can eat meals that you don’t typically cook at home. On the other hand, it can be quite expensive (and disappointing if the meal was a let down). Today’s post for Sunday Supper (which is about eating together as a family at least once a week) is focusing on budget-friendly meals. As much as I love discovering new restaurants, I can’t eat out all the time. When I do, I’m strategic about it; I pick foods that I don’t typically make at home. Sometimes it’s based on technique (which is why I order fried foods a lot). Other times it’s about ingredients. Like I had mentioned, when I see curry on the menu, I’m in. That’s where the inspiration for these Curry Baked Chicken Wings came from. As much as I’d love to order them again, they cost $7.50 for a dozen. That’s 63 cents a wing (plus the cost of a drink and tip)! After buying a bag of frozen wings at the grocery store, they cost me 37 cents a wing. Add in the cost of the sauce (which isn’t much more), let’s say this recipe cost me 40 cents a wing. Big savings right there. Oh and it’s healthier too. Not healthy as in super foods healthy, but healthy as in these wings were baked rather than fried at the bar. Baking chicken wings at home is totally budget-friendly.

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip is perfect party food

Ready to party? This Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip is a sour cream dip amped up with lots of cheese and bacon, perfect for both potato chips and vegetables. I love dips. Sometimes I wish they could make an acceptable dinner, but I would have to eat a … [Continue reading]

Apple Pie Filled Doughnuts

Apple Pie Filled Doughnuts

Doughnut of the season award goes to these Apple Pie Filled Doughnuts - fried yeast doughnuts stuffed with homemade apple pie filling then dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Do you like doughnuts? Delicious doughnuts? Well if you do, then … [Continue reading]

Creamy Onion Bacon Soup

Creamy Onion Bacon Soup

With the weather getting cooler and schedules becoming busier, this soul-warming Creamy Onion Bacon Soup can be ready for dinner in 45 minutes. If you were stuck on a deserted island (not dessert island, unfortunately) and could only cook with … [Continue reading]

Saucy Taco Baked Chicken Wings

Saucy Taco Baked Chicken Wings

Move over, buffalo chicken! Saucy Taco Baked Chicken Wings is the new tailgating favorite as it combines everyone's love for Mexican food with their love for chicken wings, all thanks to a homemade taco sauce that is finger lickin' good. I've … [Continue reading]