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Pumpkin Praline Pecan Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Praline Pecan Bundt Cake

Pumpkin baked goods can come in all shapes and sizes. Pumpkin scones are a good choice for breakfast, while pumpkin pies are perfect for dinner. When you need an afternoon snack, a treat like this Pumpkin Praline Pecan Bundt Cake might just do the trick. The pumpkin cake has a wonderful balance of warm spices and brown sugar. It’s not too sweet and delivers a ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Latte Toffee Scones

Pumpkin Spice Latte Toffee Scones

It’s PSL season and the popular coffee drink is all over the place, not just at Starbucks these days. I find most pumpkin spice lattes to be a little on the sweet side for my tastes, but I still love the idea of them because I think that coffee and spices always work well together. Instead of just mixing up a variation on the drink, ... Read More »

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

A White Russian is a decadent dessert cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur) and cream. It’s creamy, not overly sweet and has a great coffee flavor. It’s easy to make and even easier to drink. While sometimes the cocktail is stirred before serving to give it a uniform caramel color, other times it is simply layered together before serving. As a dessert ... Read More »

No Knead Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread

Everyone knows that pumpkin spice is the official flavor of fall. And while it can seem like everything is pumpkin pie spiced at this time of year, some of those treats are much better than others (as in all things. This Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread is definitely in the “better than others” category. This no-knead yeasted coffee cake uses pumpkin pie spice in the ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Sugar Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Extracts, like vanilla and almond, are designed to infuse a baked good with flavor and are highly concentrated so that you don’t need to use very much to taste their impact. I love vanilla and use a lot of it in my baking, but I still like to mix things up. While many cookies call for bourbon vanilla, I used real bourbon in these cookies. ... Read More »

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Cognac is a wonderful French brandy that is full of rich flavors that include raisins, apples, warm spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee), wood and toast – and that is to name only a few of the flavors you might encounter. The exact flavor profile of cognac varies between blends, between brands and between cognacs that bear different age statements. Though some of the tasting notes may ... Read More »

Cherry Julep

Cherry Julep

Mint juleps are simple, refreshing cocktails that offer a boozy way to beat the heat on a hot day. Many of us associate them with the Kentucky Derby, as they are the official cocktail of that particular event, but they can be enjoyed any time of year. The basic recipe is made with nothing more than bourbon, mint, a little sugar and a lot of ... Read More »

Carrot Oatmeal Quick Bread

Carrot Oatmeal Quick Bread

Carrot cake isn’t really a breakfast food, though it does contain a serving of veggies (well, sort of!), because it is usually fortified with quite a bit of sugar and topped with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting. If you’re a fan of carrot cake but want a more breakfast-friendly format, give this Carrot Oatmeal Quick Bread a try! The bread has many of ... Read More »

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