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No-Churn Halloween Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

No-Churn Halloween Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream

Cookies n’ cream is an ice cream flavor that never goes out of season, and seems to taste just as good in January as it does in August. It’s generally made with a vanilla ice cream base, to which plenty of crushed Oreos or similar sandwich cookies are churned in. Nabisco has been releasing Oreos in all kinds of unusual flavors lately, from Lemon to ... Read More »

Salted Caramel Apple Mini Bundt Cakes

Salted Caramel Apple Mini Bundt Cakes

Candied apples were never my cup of tea. The contrast between the sweet exterior and the fresh apple always seemed too one dimensional to me. Caramel apples, on the other hand, deliver a wonderful contrast between crisp, juicy, sweet-tart apples and rich, soft, buttery caramel that is perfectly indulgent. I often make them in the fall, as the summertime heat can make the caramels too ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin pie is the most common dessert made with pumpkin and it is a good one. The custardy filling is sweet and spicy, and its creamy texture contrasts well with a flaky pastry crust. It’s not the only great pumpkin dessert out there, however, and I would put these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting up near the top of the list. They’re a great ... Read More »

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor of cake and I’ll almost always pick up a slice of vanilla cake or a vanilla cupcake when given the choice between vanilla and chocolate. I do love chocolate, of course, but there is something about the delicate, floral flavor of vanilla that I find absolutely irresistible. When I was a child, I also had a strong preference for ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ricotta Cheesecake Brownies

Ricotta Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake brownies are always a crowd pleaser because they combine two desserts into one delicious bite – and one delicious bite that you can pick up and pop into your mouth, rather than having to eat with a knife and fork. It’s a win-win dessert. I’ve been making cheesecake brownies for years and, while I’ve made variations on my basic cheesecake brownie many times to ... Read More »

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