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pumpkin praline bars

October 27, 2014

Here’s an easy fall dessert that you must make, especially if you’ve never paired pumpkin with praline before. The combination is absolutely heavenly! Essentially pumpkin spice cake, the pumpkin layer is a no-mixer, bowl and whisk affair that comes together in mere minutes. The praline ...

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apple honey pecan sticky buns

October 23, 2014

The aroma of sticky buns baking is the smell of comfort to me; the fragrance of yeasted dough and bubbling sticky topping signifies tradition and crisp fall mornings spent in a warm kitchen. These pillowy yeasted buns are filled with cinnamon-sugar and apples, a flavor ...

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cookie butter sandwich cookies

October 20, 2014

You know what they say: if one cookie is good, two is better. And two is best when the aforementioned cookies are filled with cookie butter! Once the gold foil seal on the cookie butter jar is split, I’m helpless to resist its charms. Sandwich ...

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caramelized pear scones

October 16, 2014

Like most bloggers, I have an extensive “to-make” list that I update frequently. I organize my list by category and season, and for the tech-minded among you, I use Evernote so that I can easily update the list whenever I get a new idea, whether ...

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pumpkin spice biscuits

October 13, 2014

I first made these flaky pumpkin spice biscuits several autumns ago and it’s no surprise that my family now requests an annual appearance. Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, the biscuits are infinitely versatile – split open and slather with pumpkin butter or mascarpone for a ...

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pumpkin chocolate cheesecake bars

October 9, 2014

I like my cheesecake the way I like fudge – in bite-size bars, for all of the indulgence with none of the guilt. With a rich chocolate crust and chocolate swirls, these velvety pumpkin cheesecake bars will please both pumpkin and cheesecake lovers. If cheesecake ...

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trail mix cookies

October 6, 2014

Trail mix cookies are a study in texture and these chewy cookies are loaded with all my favorites: crunchy almonds, buttery cashews, chewy dried cherries, and plenty of chocolate (a trail mix must!). The sweet and salty mix is simply irresistible – don’t be surprised ...

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chai spice palmiers

October 2, 2014

Chai tea is a seasonal craving for me, a drink I yearn for on a chilly afternoon. The warming spices never fail to satisfy and a cookie makes the perfect accompaniment. These chai spice palmiers (really a pastry disguised as a cookie) are my version ...