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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 »

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 »

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