Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Honey Jalape–o Cornbread // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

As someone who was born and raised in the South, I know cornbread is a big deal.

However, until a year ago, I always made cornbread from a pre-made mix because I didn’t want to mess it up. But one fateful day, we were hosting friends and family for our traditional New Year’s Day gumbo celebration… and I forgot to grab a few boxes of the mix from the store.

I scrambled, scouring my cookbooks an hour before the party, and decided upon a random cornbread recipe. And it was pretty darn good!

So I’ve been experimenting with cornbread ever since, and these gorgeous Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are one of my favorite tries to-date! The honey and jalapeño balance one another out so well, adding a little sweetness and a little spice to the muffins.

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Banana Hazelnut Cake Roll

Banana Hazelnut Cake Roll | by The Crumby Cupcake via My Cooking Spot

I’m a bona fide Nutella-holic.

I pretty much covered that little factoid about me in my last post, and here I am again, bringing you another hazelnut-stuffed dessert, only this time with bananas. Absolutely different, totally delightful, unbelievably satisfying for hazelnut + banana lovers such as myself. [Read more…]

Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

‘Tis the season for eggnog and decadent breakfast! These Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup are the perfect Christmas Day treat to devour after opening presents beneath the tree.

'Tis the season for eggnog and decadent breakfast! These Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup are the perfect Christmas Day treat to devour after opening presents beneath the tree.

In my hometown of Memphis, an eggnog-esque drink called Boiled Custard is sold during the holiday season. A quick Google search reveals it’s a Southern drink, though I’ve never seen it in any of the other places I’ve lived. (And I’ve lived all over the South.) [Read more…]

M&M Cookies

These M&M Cookies are the perfect dessert! The miniature sugar cookies are sweet, fluffy and chock full of plain M&M's. @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

A few weeks ago, I ended up with a ginormous bag of M&M’s at my house.

I was just minding my own business, doing my own thing, and then suddenly, these M&M’s were taking over. I, of course, was eating them like they were going out of style. You know, as one does.

Here’s the thing: When you have a party bag that has more M&M’s than you’ve ever seen in your entire life, it’s probably a good idea not to eat the entire thing in a week… or even a month. [Read more…]