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Trader Joe’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Trader Joe's Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Wine, whiskey and other spirits have long been aged in wood barrels, but barrel aging is on-trend right now and that means that people are starting to experiment with aging different products. For instance, I’ve had barrel-aged beer and barrel-aged cocktails (and you can buy your own kits for doing this at home) at various restaurants and bars. But barrel aging doesn’t start and stop ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha

Pumpkin spice lattes get a lot of press during the fall. As a liquid stand-in for pumpkin pie, it is not surprising that they get so much press! That said, adding pumpkin-flavoring to a beverage isn’t the only way to warm it up for fall. This Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Mocha is a very easy-to-make drink that is sure to satisfy your seasonal drink cravings. The ... Read More »

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Apple Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Pumpkin desserts tend to jump into the spotlight when fall rolls around, but apple desserts never go out of style during the season. Whether you’re talking about apple pies, breads or muffins, apple desserts are always crowd-pleasers. Apples are often paired with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sometimes to the point where the natural sweetness of the apple is dominated by the flavor of the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

You’ve probably seen pumpkin ales on store shelves this season. Cooking A La Mel used some of this seasonal brew to make a Pumpkin Ale Pumpkin Roll, putting a sophisticated twist on a classic fall dessert. The pumpkin cake is seasoned with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, along with pumpkin puree and a generous pour of pumpkin ale. After baking, it is rolled up with ... Read More »

Tovolo Spooky Monster Cookie Cutters

Tovolo Spooky Monster Cookie Cutters

Halloween is such a fun holiday for baking. Not only do you get to play around with all the delicious flavors of fall, but you get to play around with funky garnishes, outrageous colors and offbeat designs that you wouldn’t use the rest of the year. A great example of this is the set of online here) from Tovolo. The set includes one round cookie cutter ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Pumpkin Pie Bars

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin pies are always a good dessert option in the fall. I find that I tend to make them when I’m hosting a dinner party or other more “formal” gatherings. When I want a more casual dessert, I bake up pumpkin pie bars instead. The bar-version of pumpkin pie comes together quickly and can be cut into many small pieces, which translates into a fantastic ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

One of my favorite pumpkin spice products to come out this season is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter. Cookie butter already has some natural spice to it, but that spice is mild and almost gets lost in the brown sugar base of the spread sometimes. Amping up the spice makes the TJ’s cookie butter very addictive, and the fact that it has real ... Read More »

The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook

The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, Confections, and More

Biscoff spread is a product that took off seemingly overnight that more and more people fall in love with when they taste it. The spread is also known as cookie butter and, as the name implies, it is essentially a spreadable version of speculoos, a popular Dutch cookie that tastes like brown sugar and spice. The spread is delicious straight out of the jar and some ... Read More »

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