How to make German Rumtopf

How to Make German Rumtopf

So have you guys ever heard of German Rumtopf? This post is all about How to Make German Rumtopf. The name means Rum Pot and it’s basically a fruity alcoholic dessert made in a crock. Successive fruits are layered in with sugar and rum, starting in the spring with strawberries.

How to make German Rumtopf

My Rumtopf Pot

As the summer progresses and each fruit comes into season, it’s added to the pot, and the contents just get better and better. Once fall comes, and summer is over, the pot is closed up and left to mature until the Christmas season where it is traditionally first sampled for the first time in December on the first evening of Advent. We’ve been getting such good fruit this year that I don’t think there’d be an issue with starting a Rumtopf, now, even if it is a bit late in the summer.

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Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

So Apple Pie Moonshine – I kept seeing photos of it, and I kept thinking about making it and finally, I made the leap. If Apple Pie Moonshine hasn’t been on your radar, read on my friend. This is a delish adult beverage that’s going to be fantastic at any fall/winter outing, tailgate or football party or bonfire or maybe even Thanksgiving or after you rake leaves, or at the cabin or on that ski or snowmobile trip. Well, serve it anytime. You get the idea!

Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

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The Best Molasses Spice Cookies - soft, chewy, crispy edges. cooks illustrated

Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies. If any single food item can define a season, it has to be this mixture of molasses and spices that heralds in late fall to early winter. Warm, earthy, just a bit soft and chewy, these Molasses Spice Cookies are perfection. If I do say so myself! And I do! 🙂

The Best Molasses Spice Cookies - soft, chewy, crispy edges. cooks illustrated

The Best Molasses Spice Cookies – soft, chewy, crispy edges.

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Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Few Surprises!

Did you know the Bundt cake pan was developed in Minnesota? It’s true. You betcha. And guess what? This Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake was, too. By moi! It has a surprise inside: a Rum spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel. And to take it to the next level, it has two glazes, and not your ordinary plain old tired glazes. Nope, nope, nope! This one has a Chocolate Ganache Glaze topped off by Rum Vanilla Glaze. Uff-dah!

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

My brother reminds me now and then that any dessert that isn’t chocolate is just a waste of calories. I think I may have very well proved him wrong with this Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Caramelized Bananas, and proving my brother wrong is something that happens once a decade or so…if that! Sorry, bro, you know I love you!

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

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Grandma's Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

After my Grandma Irene passed away, my Mom wanted to know if there was anything special I wanted to remember her by. I asked for her recipe box and it is really one of my treasured possessions. And who would have thought decades later, I’d be sharing Grandma’s recipes on the internet. Wow! One of the recipes from Grandma’s recipe box that brought back so many memories is My Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce.

Grandma's Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

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