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Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

The blend of spices that is used in pumpkin pie spice includes cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is a staple for almost all pumpkin baked goods, including pumpkin pies, and shows up in a wide variety of other fall goodies, as well. Fall was definitely around long before pumpkin pie spice was, however pumpkin pie spice is always a sign of the season as far ... Read More »

Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice, reviewed

Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice

As soon as September hits, I start to get into fall baking mode. That means that I start to stock up on pumpkin products and that pumpkin pie spice starts to appear in more of my recipes. Just as I notice s’mores goodies more often during the summer, I really keep my eyes peeled for pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice goodies in the fall. This ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Raisin Buns

Pumpkin Spice Raisin Buns

I don’t always do a lot of bread baking during the summer, when it is hot outside and I don’t want to run the oven for long periods of time, but I start right back up again as soon as fall begins. The cooler, crisp autumn air just begs to be filled with aromas of warm spices and yeast breads. You can easily hit both ... Read More »

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor, reviewed

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor

A food processor is a great tool to have in the kitchen that sometimes gets overshadowed by stand mixers, which have become iincreasingly visible over the past several years. Food processors might not be quite as glamorous at first glance – though I would argue that this one in particular looks pretty good – but they can handle a tremendous number of functions if you ... Read More »

What is Allspice?

What is Allspice?

Allspice, contrary to the sound of the name, is one single spice, not a blend of “all spices”. Allspice is the dried berry of the evergreen pimento tree, which is native to the West Indies and South American. The berry is also known as a Jamaica pepper, as Jamaica provides most of the world’s supply of allspice. The dried berries are dark brown and look ... Read More »

Calvados Ice Cream

Calvados Ice Cream

Calvados is an apple brandy that is frequently called for in recipes that use apples, such as apple tarts and cakes, because it provides a way to boost the apple flavor of a recipe. The spirit starts with fresh apples, which are pressed into juice and fermented into a hard cider. That cider is then distilled and aged in oak casks for about two years ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I love baking with plums and other stone fruits in the early fall. Plums and pluots are juicy, sweet and can infuse some brilliant color into your baked goods. I often use them in cakes, and The Bojon Gourmet‘s Poppy Seed Pluot Financiers are beautiful little cakes that really showcase the color and flavor of these fruits. The dense, tender cakes are gluten free and ... Read More »

How to Bake with Nectarines

How to Bake with Nectarines

Nectarines are a wonderful fruit to eat and they’re a wonderful fruit to bake with. These stone fruits are in season through early fall, and they are often at their best towards the end of the growing season. Nectarines have a very sweet, floral flavor to them and a firm, yet juicy, flesh that really shines in most desserts – yet peaches tend to be ... Read More »

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