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Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin definitely benefits from the use of a little spice. On its own, pumpkin is slightly sweet with a relatively mild flavor. It is good, but it doesn’t necessarily stand out strongly when used on its own. AS a result, we tend to use spices to keep pumpkin a little more interesting and give it a little more complexity. Now, pumpkin and spice are so ... Read More »

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

A great pumpkin pie should have a creamy, rich texture, a great pumpkin flavor and a good balance of spices to it. It shouldn’t be overly dense, heavy or coarsely textured. I am a big fan of pumpkin pie – especially during fall or close to Thanksgiving – and I love making it at home. This is my Perfect Pumpkin Pie, one that I’ve tweaked ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Fall puts me in the mood for pumpkin desserts and an extra bag of Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows in my kitchen put me in the mood to make some pumpkin spice cereal bars. Homemade rice krispy treats were always a favorite of mine growing up, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to put some new flavor spins on them, such as Black and White ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream, interior

When you have a serious chocolate craving, not just any chocolate cupcake is going to fit the bill. A batch of these Dark Chocolate Cupcakes is what you need when that kind of craving strikes. These cupcakes remind me of brownies, with their intense dark chocolate flavor. They also develop a slightly crackly top during baking, like brownies. Unlike brownies, the cupcakes are not dense ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake Slice

When it comes to baked goods, pumpkin tends to show up in pumpkin pie more often than it does in any other dessert. Even people who are huge pumpkin fans – as I am – have a hard time looking at a pumpkin or at a can of pumpkin puree and not thinking about pie. But pumpkin is a great, versatile ingredient to bake with ... Read More »

Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bars

I have to say that these Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars are just about as perfect a dessert as you can get for Thanksgiving without baking a pie. They’re certainly appropriate for fans of pumpkin, cranberries and cream cheese frosting on other occasions, as well, but they really encompass the spirit of Thanksgiving by using so many favorite foods from that holiday. The pumpkin bars are ... Read More »

Make your own apple and pumpkin pie spice mixes

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Spices

Two of the most common spice mixes are apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice.¬†The combination of spices that make up each blend is so commonly used (because they are complimentary) when baking with apples and pumpkin that the blends are packaged and sold alongside “regular” spices in the baking aisle of the supermarket. They are frequently called for in recipes without much explaination¬†of what ... Read More »

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