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Mini Pumpkin Spice Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Spice Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Oreo cookies make a great no-bake crust for cheesecakes and ice cream pies. The cream filling in the cookie sandwiches adds sweetness to the wafers and helps the crust hold together, even if it isn’t baked to set it like a traditional crumb crust. When it comes to mini desserts, however, there are times when you don’t even need to crumble up the Oreos for ... Read More »

How to Make a Jack Rose Cocktail

How to Make a Jack Rose Cocktail

While it may seem like pumpkin spice is everywhere during the fall, it’s not the only fall flavor out there. Apples and apple desserts are fall staples in my house and I make sure that they are included in the drink menu when I’m entertaining, not just the food side of things. This means that I make batches of apple cider, as well as apple ... Read More »

Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf

Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf

There are times when we all want a little shortcut in the kitchen. Sometimes, this takes the form of an overnight recipe¬†that can be prepared in advance and sometimes it takes the form of a recipe that starts with some store-bought ingredients. This¬†Monkey Bread Pull Apart Loaf starts with a tube of refrigerated biscuit dough that really streamlines the baking process. With minimal prep time, ... Read More »

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 »

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