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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

Warm Spiced Gingerbread Cake (V)

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The minute the Thanksgiving dessert plates go into the sink, Christmas goodies are on our minds. And at my house, that means lots and lots of Christmas baking. Cookies and traditional cakes such as gingerbread are made nearly daily, in the month of December, to satiate our appetite for all things Merry and Bright! Read more

Best-EVER Banana Bread!

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Happy Summer!

It’s been quite a while since my last post. Life caught me in its whirlwind and as July begins, I finally have time to post again. 

In this week’s post, I am sharing a favorite banana bread recipe of mine. For a long time, I have been searching for the perfect banana bread. I have tried so many recipes but something, that je ne sais quoi, always seemed to be missing. Traditional banana breads are delicious, please don’t get me wrong, but when I think of bananas and how I enjoy them most, they are always paired with a complimentary flavor – bananas and peanut butter, bananas and chocolate, bananas and oatmeal… Read more

Maple Cream Cheese Icing

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Atop my delicious banana bread, or even eaten by the spoonful, this maple cream cheese icing is so indulgent, creamy, buttery and decadent. But I am warning you, you won’t be able to eat just one bite…  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

Zucchini Cake

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Zucchinis (known in certain parts of the world as courgettes) are a very popular member of the squash family. Contrary to what we believe, zucchini as we prepare and consume it is actually a fruit which has not yet reached maturity. Zucchini plants have both male and female blossoms. These pretty yellow blossoms can also be eaten and are usually breaded and fried. Zucchini fruit only grows from the female flower on the plant. Read more