Tag Archive for autumn

Espresso Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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I am so excited that I get to showcase my pumpkin pie spice, that I posted a few weeks back, yet again in this recipe. Pumpkin is a great flavor by itself, but when paired with certain other flavors, it really shines. Read more

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, Dairy-Free)

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Hello, friends! Last week, I posted a Basics recipe for a much loved spice that reigns supreme during this season – Pumpkin Pie Spice. While it contains no pumpkin whatsoever, its flavors enhance pumpkin and other members of the squash family so well, it’s used quite often in Fall baking.  Read more

Basics: Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a long while since my last post, but life, as I’m sure you well know, can be unpredictable and take you on quite a roller coaster ride, as it has done for me the past few months.

But I’m happy to report that I am back and more excited than ever to share even more recipes for delicious, lip-smacking treats especially as we are headed into the holiday season! Read more

Perfect Pumpkin Donuts (V)

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you all have your Thanksgiving menus at least planned by now, as there Thanksgiving is just around the corner! For a number of reasons, I recently started eating a vegan diet; and while my kids are vegetarian and my husband still eats meat, planning our Thanksgiving dinner has been quite a challenge! But I think I’ve come up with a menu that will please everyone. Read more

Easy Autumn Apple Slice

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Autumn is such a lovely time of year. The weather starts to get cooler, the wind gently blows the dying, colored leaves off the trees, pumpkins and apples pop up everywhere. This is the most exciting time of year for myself, as a baker, since all these seasonal treats are just begging to be used in both traditional and new and creative recipes. And what better time to enjoy them than now, as the days get chillier and shorter…  Read more

Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkins are a type of squash that are native to North America. Their flesh, along with their seeds and even flowers, are edible and used in a variety of cooking applications, both sweet and savory. They are very high in vitamin A, making them a healthy, as well as a tasty ingredient. In the United States, pumpkins are most popular around Fall, being used decoratively as well as in recipes for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.  Read more

Sweet Potato Cake

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Potatoes are a starchy tuber that is widely available in a plethora of varieties, year round. They are a vital part of our society’s diet today and are used in countless applications. Potatoes are gluten-free which makes them even more appealing to those needing to eliminate gluten from their diets. Read more

Applesauce Spice Cake

(Sorry, guys, I had a little hiccup with my post going public before I was ready.. Here it is, finalized and ready for your viewing..)

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Apples are a great fruit to bake with. Their slight tart taste is welcome in such desserts as cakes and pies. Applesauce, too, is a useful baking ingredient adding moisture to cakes and cookies while keep them low in fat.   Read more