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Pumpkin Sandwich Bread {revisited}

I find bread to be super comforting. So, let’s split a piece of warm bread right out of the oven ok? We can talk at the kitchen table. Let’s feel our feelings while snacking. Let’s turn off the heat and turn on the oven. The truth is, I’ll always want the biggest breadstick if out dining out. I’ll probably want to eat your corn bread right off your plate. I might make two pieces of…

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Dutch Apple Cheesecake + Pumpkin Tiramisu {Thanksgiving 2011}

My thanksgiving was so bright I had to wear shades. And it was delicious. See that jell-o? It’s a rainbow under that green. My nephews love it. My niece can’t get enough of it. There was also┬áThe Pioneer Woman’s sweet potatoes, in that blue dish back there. They taste like what sweet potatoes should taste like as dessert… but as a side dish. On each plate there are two kernels of indian corn. Every year…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turkey O’Clock is approaching. And at the moment I’m in Minnesota hanging out in the kitchen with my mom. I just can’t wait to share with you guys what her and I are making this year for dessert. (I’ll be posting them next week!) The truth is, I made these cookies before I left. It’s important to me for Jake to have a constant supply of cookie-goodness while I’m gone. These remind me of what…

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Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins

This weekend has been a girly one. It involved mimosas, crafty wreath-making, casual chit chat over these muffins, and pumpkin pizza sharing. It’s been a good one. These muffins are perfect for spontanious brunching. Invite your BFF over while you’re in pajamas and while the muffins are still warm. Just do it. Everybody wins! But beware… These might make you curse out loud, because shut-the-front-door, they’re good. So you should probably try one before bringing…

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Bite-Size Pumpkin Cream Pies

Because sometimes I post things fashionably late. Because sometimes I want to eat a whole pie in one bite (like I’m a giant). Because I’ve been messing things up lately. Because I made this filling twice. Because occasionally I’m a total custard amateur. So, sometimes pies work out even if you mess them up at first. And they are extra good with a friendly mini ghost on top. What it comes down to is that…

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Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes + Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Whipped Buttercream

These cupcakes go really well with watching Hocus Pocus, gold pumpkins, and flannel shirts. Oh, and is Hocus Pocus a musical sometimes? Weird. I ran out of mini muffin papers. So I just used small squares of parchment again. I think they worked out well as cupcake outfits. Even though it creates nooks for the cupcake batter to be ridiculous. So make these! Pass them out to trick-or-treaters. Toss them in that pillow case! Except,…

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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies {revisited}

What are your pantry staples? Currently I can’t live without spare cans of pumpkin. I get uneasy if I’ve only got one can left. They hang out in the cupboard with black beans, half-full boxes of noodles, and honey. I also like to buy giant bars of chocolate from Trader Joe’s that I can cut up and put in cookies or brownies like these! When I cut up chocolate I like to transfer it to…

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Mini Pumpkin Black & White Cookies

I’m really into fall. For example, last weekend I spray painted pumpkins gold and topped them off with glitter with my fall-loving friend Cindy. I’ve been wearing tights, painting my nails┬ánavy, and walking Elliot over neon leaves. I’ve also been making pumpkin everything. Pumpkin roll, pumpkin pup treats, and now these black and white cookies. So if you’ve got fall fever (which is way better than Bieber fever) you should totally make these! Because pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Pup Treats

Elliot needed some pumpkin-love in his life this fall. And rumor has it pumpkin is good for dog bellies. It settles their stomaches. Pumpkins are so thoughtful like that. When I give one of these to Elliot he chomps away and then checks the floor really well to not waste a single crumb. So he really likes them, and I bet your pup would too! Now he spends a lot of time laying on the…

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Pumpkin Roll

Until yesterday, I’d never made a successful pumpkin roll. I was in charge of bringing one to Thanksgiving about 3 years ago. I made one, and it ripped when I rolled it. So I made another one, and that one ripped too. I wrapped up the mangled pumpkin roll. Put it in a cooler and drove to Thanksgiving. Needless to say, it was one ugly dessert, and I think the kids were scared of it.…

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