The Chef Next Door

Coffee Cream Scones with Coffee Glaze

Tender, moist and flavorful, these Coffee Cream Scones with Coffee Glaze are perfect 
for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!
Tender, moist and flavorful, these Coffee Cream Scones with Coffee Glaze are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!
Scones are one of my absolute favorite things to serve with coffee or tea. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and especially when you need a little afternoon pick me up. When you add espresso powder and coffee extract to the scone dough, and more coffee extract into a mouthwatering glaze to drizzle over the top, they are transformed into the most decadent treat that no one can resist! And seriously, who doesn't love to eat and drink their coffee?  

Simple Apple Tart

Celebrate fall and the upcoming holidays with this flaky and delicious Simple Apple Tart
Topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce, this is one dessert that everyone is sure to love!

I received a Stemilt Growers' Curated Box at no cost to me. All opinions, as always, are my own.
Celebrate fall and the upcoming holidays with this flaky and delicious Simple Apple Tart. Topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce, this is one dessert that everyone is sure to love!
Although I love everything pumpkin when fall rolls around, I have an equal amount of love for apples as well. It's been a tradition since my boys were little to head to our local orchard and pick apples and enjoy copious amounts of fresh cider and freshly baked doughnuts. We eat plenty of apples as snacks, but I love to cook with them as well. From savory dishes to sweet desserts, apples are so versatile and can be made into so many things!

Caramel Apple Sangria

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This Caramel Apple Sangria is an absolute must-have this fall! It's easy, light and
refreshing and will be the hit of your next party!
This Caramel Apple Sangria is an absolute must-have this fall! It's easy, light and refreshing and will be the hit of your next party!
Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. I can't believe we are already halfway through October! Its seems like my boys just started their college classes, yet they both just took midterm exams and have made it through the first half of their semesters. It's just crazy how fast time is going! I've already decorated the house for Halloween {OK so I've had it done for weeks!} and I'm excited to start thinking about our Halloween party. I love to have friends and family over to celebrate one of my favorite holidays of the year!

Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

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These rich and flavorful Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas come together quickly and 
are perfect for tailgating or as an easy weeknight meal!
These rich and flavorful Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas come together quickly and are perfect for tailgating or as an easy weeknight meal!
Fall is finally in full swing here in Michigan. After a week or so of being in the 80's, the temps have dropped, leaves are changing, and we are in the thick of football season. My favorite thing! I've been spending the weekends watching games with my friends and family and making lots of delicious dishes so no one goes hungry. I like to focus on recipes that are easy to make and don't take a lot of time, and these Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas are no exception. Just a handful of ingredients is all you need to make these hearty and flavor packed pizzas.

One shortcut I've been touting for years is store bought rotisserie chicken. One chicken can go a long way and can be used in so many different recipes. When I bring one home I immediately pull the chicken off the bones and shred it up. I pack it up in a large plastic bag and it's ready to go whenever I need it. 

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread

This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is the perfect appetizer for game day! Creamy dip gets stuffed into a loaf of fresh bread, topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked to cheesy perfection.

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All opinions, as always, are my own.
This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is the perfect appetizer for game day! Creamy dip gets stuffed into a loaf of fresh bread, topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked to cheesy perfection.
There are so many things I love about fall, but one of my most favorites is that it's football season. I've loved football for as long as I can remember, and my favorite memories are sitting in front of our fireplace on Sunday's and watching it on TV with my dad. My mom would make a big Sunday dinner early in the day, then in the evening we'd have appetizers or snacks while watching the games. I still spend weekends watching football and other sports with my sons and I love to make special foods for us to enjoy. This simple, three ingredient Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is our new favorite! 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake #PumpkinWeek

Celebrate fall with this moist and tender Pumpkin Coffee Cake! This simple recipe 
comes together in no time and is perfect with your morning coffee or tea!
Celebrate fall with this moist and tender Pumpkin Coffee Cake! This simple recipe comes together in no time and is perfect with your morning coffee or tea!
Happy Monday, friends! Last week it was all about apples, this week it's all about one of my other fall favorites...pumpkin! As soon as September hits I'm pulling out all the pumpkin stops. Lighting my pumpkin candles, drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and baking all the pumpkin goodies I can dream of. This Pumpkin Coffee Cake is one of my all time favorites because it's such a simple recipe and can be on your table in less than an hour. It's perfect first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee!

Apple Walnut Crumb Bars #AppleWeek

These Apple Walnut Bars are addicting and so easy to make! A sweet apple filling is layered between a shortbread crust and a crunchy topping, making them a hit with everyone!

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These Apple Walnut Bars are addicting and so easy to make! A sweet apple filling is layered between a shortbread crust and a crunchy topping, making them a hit with everyone!
I couldn't let #AppleWeek go by without sharing one of my favorite apple desserts! These Apple Walnut Crumb Bars are easy to make, full of flavor, and totally irresistible. They are perfect for taking to a tailgate or fall party, but even better when made just for the family. You probably should share them though because I guarantee you can't eat just one!