Easy Blackberries and Cream Pinwheel Pastries Recipe

 

These pretty pastries, which are featured in my new cookbook Berries: Sweet and Savory Recipes, only look difficult to make. Flaky puff pastry pinwheels are anchored with a sweet, creamy filling and topped with blackberry jam, fresh berries, and a sprinkle of sparkling sugar.

They’re prepared from time-saving frozen puff . . . → Read More: Easy Blackberries and Cream Pinwheel Pastries Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Sweet Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

 

Perfect for strawberry lovers, these light and airy cupcakes are frosted with a dreamy pink strawberry whipped cream.

Take a bite and you’ll discover true berry bliss—a fresh, juicy ripe strawberry tucked inside.

This recipe appears in my new cookbook Berries: Sweet and Savory Recipes, published by Gibbs Smith and due . . . → Read More: Sweet Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pumpkin Maple Donut Holes Recipe

It’s cool and rainy this morning in Colorado, and I’m dreaming of these cinnamon sugar-y pumpkin maple donut holes I made a few weeks ago. The recipe is from my new cookbook, Pumpkin It Up!, and you can win your very own signed copy this week. Just visit this post for . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Maple Donut Holes Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Photo by Susan Barnson Hayward for Gibbs Smith

The flavor of pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere right now, and is even the subject of some good-natured debate; some folks are complaining of Pumpkin Spice overload with so many manufacturers jumping on the #PS bandwagon. The TODAY show is even running an . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Springtime Strawberry Tart

I’m working on a new cookbook this spring that will be all about beautiful BERRIES. I’m having such a good time tasting and testing blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, and of course, luscious strawberries.

This is a simple recipe that combines a crunchy, lightly sweet, shortbread-y crust with a creamy filling and . . . → Read More: A Springtime Strawberry Tart

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pumpkin Quick Bread Recipe is Easy and So Good

While pumpkins are widely available this week, you may want to buy a pie pumpkin to cook and puree. Pumpkin freezes beautifully and lasts for up to 6 months if it’s tightly wrapped in the freezer, so you can enjoy its comforting taste in many different recipes well into 2016.

As I . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Quick Bread Recipe is Easy and So Good

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Win a Signed Copy of 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin

My newest cookbook has just been released by Gibbs Smith, and I’m so excited to share it with you. 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin is filled with easy recipes featuring one of autumn’s most wonderful treats (did you guess already?) — the pumpkin.

 

This book was so much fun . . . → Read More: Win a Signed Copy of 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Scotchies Cookie Recipe

It’s autumn, and along with the shifting light and cooler temperatures I find myself returning to the kitchen. This recipe is a variation of one of my favorite classics — oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips. I’ve always loved the combination, but with most recipes it seems like the strong flavor of the butterscotch . . . → Read More: My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Scotchies Cookie Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Win An Assortment of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa

I rarely feature products on Happy Simple Living, and when I do it’s for something I’m truly crazy about. You may know that I’m a big quinoa fan, and not just because it’s incredibly nutritious. I love quinoa’s nutty taste and fluffy texture, but since since this lovable little seed gets relegated to . . . → Read More: Win An Assortment of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.