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I've made quite a number of pumpkin muffins in my life but after trying these out, they quickly replaced all others as the favorite!   They have it all: a strong, spicy flavor, a deliciously moist base, crumbly streusel perfection and a glaze.   The glaze is where it's at. Maple and pumpkin were just meant to be paired together into perfect autumn goodness.      Now I know it's a long time til Autumn but in case you are craving a bit of cold air, leaves under your feet o...

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These aren't hit-you-in-the-face pumpkin. But they are light, airy, fluffy, creamy and fulfilling. Long pillows of fall-spiced flavor to start off a beautiful, lazy Saturday.     Recipe from Simplistically Living. Click HERE for recipe. Add new comment...

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Nothing says Fall like a warm, pumpkin coffee cake. Eat it for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon snack. It's warm and cozy. The perfect classic.   This version has a bit of oats mixed into the streusel topping. Delicious.       Link to recipe HERE. Add new comment...

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If summer is for making cupcake flavors you might not normally try, then it's also for making the most obnoxiously (festive?) colored sugar cookies with your kids! Am I right?     Once you try a swig sugar cookie, you won't go back. They are absolute pillows of softness and full of rich vanilla flavor.   My friend Christy made me promise NEVER to share this recipe with her. It's too dangerous. She likes buttercream and sugar cookies as much as I do. I'm sharing it with you, but it...

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Sometimes you just need something in a festive wrapper.   Sometimes you just need something a little different. A little out of the box.   For me, nuts in my buttercream is certainly out of the box. I'm a big fan of creamy, smooth, unadulterated buttercream. But what is summer for after a long school year if not to try out a recipe that might not become your staple but is worthy of a place at the table? That's exactly how I'd describe this one.       Recipe from Sugary &...

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I love a good coffee cake in the morning. Or sometimes at 10 at night. Because coffee cake is pretty satisfying then too.   This one would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. Or any morning when you have a few extra minutes and the leaves outside are crunchy brown and orange.       Recipe from Bake or Break. Click HERE for the recipe. I recommend using more chopped pecans than what the recipe calls for. Mine is a bit sparse and I measured what the recipe said. A...

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I just love to make cupcakes. I love that they are compact little cakes. I love being able to mound frosting, piling it up high. I especially love when they have a surprise filling inside.   This cupcakes was a total success. Chocolate base that works in high altitude! Rich, smooth frosting and gooey dulce de leche running through.         Recipe from Baker by Nature. Click HERE for recipe. Add new comment...

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When I used to work at a domestic violence agency, I was part of a coalition to stop violence in the neighborhood. We met monthly and more often than not the facilitator would have a box of bagels from Panera. The Cinnamon Crunch Bagel was always my go-to and sometimes I'd eat two just because they are so good!     Clearly I have no Panera close to me now so I decided to try my own hand at a good substitute.     I obviously need to work on my hole-making skills in the bagel w...

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This cake was a delight. Unexpectedly. The vanilla pound cake couldn't be more perfect and I kept wanting to make the creme-holes bigger just so that I could eat more crumbs as I worked.    And the creme is delicious as well. I didn't add so much as to overwhelm. Instead it was just enough to add this extra surprise flavor and to create some soaked, gooshy areas that hit the spot.       My friend Carol, whose birthday we were celebrating, is a nutritionist and eats almos...

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We have raspberry jelly in our home, which is a rare treat! I just had to use some of it to try out these biscuits. Flaky and buttery, with that dynamic combination of rapsberry and chocolate with the tanginess of the cream cheese.  Who wouldn't want to start their morning with one (or three) of these!      Taken from Taste and Tell Blog. Recipe found HERE. *I left off the chocolate drizzle because they started to feel too much like dessert with that extra chocolate. Add new ...

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