11/02/2011 04:54 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012


Gail Simmons shows you how to use foods you already have in your pantry to make easy, tasty recipes. Though cinnamon adds a sweet kick to many desserts, it can also be used as an ingredient in rich, savory recipes. Gail incorporates cinnamon into her recipes for a poached pears, donut holes and butternut squash soup.

Cinnamon Poached Pears with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut Holes with Green Apple Compote
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Crema Recipes