Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists | Dawn's Recipes

Growing up, there were many occasions where my dad would surprise me by bringing a cinnamon twist or two home from the bakery. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing, but they’re still one of my first choices when looking in the bakery case. They’re a simple little pastry that is easy to make and goes together very quickly. They’re great as a light dessert or snack with coffee or tea or as that little something extra served at breakfast or brunch. … Continue Reading →

Individual Baked Brie Bites

Individual Baked Brie Bites | Dawn's Recipes

I love baked brie, but sometimes it’s a little too much depending on the size of the group you’re entertaining. It’s also messy to cut and serve, so some guests will avoid cutting into it. If you make something bite-sized, however, people have a hard time not gobbling it up. That is why I love making these little brie bites. … Continue Reading →

Apple Caramel Nut Tarts – A Recipe Revamp

Apple Caramel Nut Tarts | Dawn's Recipes

I first posted this recipe in 2007, but I decided to dig it out of the archives because of all the apples I’ve been getting in my CSA share lately.  I figure it was a good candidate for an update because A) the original photos were kind of ugly and B) I wanted to make a few minor changes to the recipe itself. … Continue Reading →

Peach Hand Pies – Nature’s Candy in Your Hand

Peach Hand Pies | Dawn's Recipes

Continuing with the theme of National Peach Month, this week decided on Peach Hand Pies. And once again I must apologize to The Presidents of the USA. I just get their song stuck in my head whenever I cook with peaches! These hand pies were super easy and very fun to make. It’s amazing how much easier it is to work with pie crust when it only needs to be rolled out to a few inches in diameter! … Continue Reading →