Pumpkin

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pumpkin semifreddo with marcona almond brittle

November 27, 2013

For an impressive last-minute, no-bake Thanksgiving dessert, look no further than this pumpkin semifreddo with Marcona almond brittle. Semifreddo (Italian for “half cold”) is a semi-frozen dessert with the texture of frozen mousse, much like sliceable ice cream. Salted Marcona almond brittle makes a nice ...

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pumpkin cupcakes with maple brown butter frosting

October 28, 2013

Creating and testing new recipes are great passions, but even more rewarding are the times when I can bake to share with others. Last weekend I baked trays of pumpkin spice cupcakes for my local Salvation Army, grateful for the opportunity to give back in ...

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pumpkin pound cake

October 17, 2013

The only thing better than one pumpkin pound cake is two, so today I’m sharing one base recipe with two variations. Pumpkin and buttermilk create an incredibly tender cake laced with warming spices; brown sugar crumbs or a cinnamon cream cheese glaze make tempting toppings. ...

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pumpkin spice scones

October 14, 2013

I took the plunge last week: I opened my first can of pumpkin for the season. I’m a little late to the party, but I simply wasn’t ready to send off summer. There’s no turning back now, so let’s start our fall debut with pumpkin ...

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pumpkin pie bars

November 15, 2012

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is one week away! For many of you, the next week will be filled with a flurry of activity, so here’s a one-bowl recipe to simplify your life. I like to think of these bars as portable pumpkin pie: ...

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pumpkin monkey bread muffins

November 2, 2012

Monkey bread has long been on my to-bake list. There’s just something about a pull-apart bread coated in cinnamon-sugar goodness that I can’t resist! Instead of one large bread, the idea of individual servings appealed to me, hence these “muffins.” The spiced pumpkin dough is ...

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pumpkin-cookie butter sandwiches

October 22, 2012

I’ve been dreaming about these pumpkin-cookie butter sandwiches since July. I dedicated an afternoon to fall recipe brainstorming, and when these cookie sandwiches came to mind, I was thisclose to opening a can of pumpkin. However, the scorching heat of that brilliant summer day deterred ...

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pumpkin spice blossoms

October 8, 2012

When I spotted my friend Roxana’s beautiful Pumpkin Spice Kiss Blondies recently, I was immediately intrigued. As a pumpkin lover, I couldn’t believe that I had never tried pumpkin spice kisses, or even knew of their existence! Thanks to Roxana, I saw the light and ...

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