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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 spreadĀ 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 »

Mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Pecan Breads

Mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Pecan Breads

I enjoy baking pumpkin bread on a regular basis during the fall and, this year, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a gluten free option. These Mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Pecan Breads are an excellent option for your fall baking, whether you eat gluten free for health reasons or simply want to experiment with some of the new gluten free flour blends that ... Read More »

Have We Reached the Pumpkin Spice Peak?

Have We Reached the Pumpkin Spice Peak?

Fall has always been a season of pumpkin, apples and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger are used in so many fall favorites that we have come to associate them with the holiday season every time we taste them. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of spices that uses these very spices. It’s a handy ingredient to have in the kitchen because it really streamlines ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

Pumpkin pie spice is everywhere this time of year. It is in your coffee, in your pancakes and in your desserts. While I’ve encountered plenty of pumpkin spice products that don’t quite work for me, I’ve also had many that turn out to be so delicious that I wonder why it took us so long to give them a try. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Ghost Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Ghost Cake Pan

Halloween is a holiday where it is fun to go over-the-top with decorations, whether you’re covering your house with fake spiderwebs, stocking up on dry ice to give your punch a spooky look or plugging in a motion-activated zombie to hide in the front yard and scare trick-or-treaters. You can easily put some of the holiday spirit into your baking by making good use of ... Read More »

Apple and Red Grape Crisp

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I often have grapes in my kitchen, along with fruits like apples, bananas and citrus. While the latter fruits find there way into baked goods on a regular basis, I don’t usually bake with my grapes. Grapes are actually very easy to bake with. They become wonderfully sweet when they are roasted in the oven as the sugars inside of the skins concentrate. Unlike berries, ... Read More »

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