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Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

Homemade Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka

When I was a kid, I used to make orange pomander balls every Christmas. They are made by studding fresh oranges with whole cloves, which makes a fantastic smelling and all natural holiday I stopped the tradition for a few years, but recently started it back up because the balls smell so amazing. I’ve used the combination of orange and cloves together in other things, ... Read More »

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries

I don’t skimp on spices during the spring and summer, but I definitely incorporate a lot more spice into my fall and winter baked goods. There is something about a really flavorful spice cake that just feels especially warm and satisfying when there is a chill in the air. These Bourbon Spice Cupcakes with Cranberries are a great way to welcome in a change in ... Read More »

Gingerbread Blondie Bites

Gingerbread Blondie Bites

I always enjoy the warm, spicy flavor of gingerbread during the holidays. This includes both traditional gingerbread cake recipes and other goodies that make use of gingerbread spices, which include ginger, cinnamon and cloves. These chewy little Gingerbread Blondie Bites deliver a wonderful burst of gingerbread flavor and are a tasty alternative to a more traditional batch of holiday cookies because they are much quicker ... Read More »

Honey and Cinnamon Roasted Pears

Honey Roasted Pears

Pears are one of my favorite winter fruits. Their season starts in the late fall and runs all the way through spring, and I take every opportunity to enjoy perfectly ripe pears. I’ll pair them with cheese plates, bake them into delicious desserts and eat them as-is. One of the easiest ways to transform pears is to roast them, and it is also one of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies

Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies

I love pumpkin pie and dishes that remind me of pumpkin pie, and few things come as close to pie without being pie as these Pumpkin Butter Pocket Cookies. These cookies may appear to be sandwich cookies at first glance, but they are actually sealed up to create a pocket that holds the filling in place. It also gives them the look of miniature pies, ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

A lot of people think of pumpkin puree as an ingredient to use in pie and breads, and not much else, but pumpkin puree is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into all kinds of dishes. One of my favorite surprising places to use pumpkin is in a batch of my Pumpkin Granola, which is a wonderful fall breakfast or snack option. These ... Read More »

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving dinner usually centers around a whole, roasted turkey and the side dishes that accompany the bird. A whole turkey is a great thing to serve when you have a big crowd to feed, but if you have a smaller group, a whole bird can present some problems. First, it is fairly time consuming to make if you only need to serve two or four ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries

Cornbread is a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish, especially if you have baked up a batch of my delicious Pumpkin Cornbread. The cornbread can be served as-is or it can be turned into a delicious holiday stuffing that will compliment any big family dinner. I have made all kinds of different stuffing recipes in the past, from Bacon, Pumpkin and Pecan Stuffing to Caramelized Onion Stuffing and Cranberry, Pancetta and ... Read More »

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