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pumpkin poundcake with chocolate

Monday, November 27, 2017

I have a few recipes tucked way back in my site archives that deserve the light of day again. Here is one of them – pumpkin pound cake with chocolate. This recipe also made it into my cookbook, but since it originally debuted here, I thought I’d make it shine with some new photos and feature it again for the holiday season. This cake been a faithful to…

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pumpkin pie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I know, I know, it’s Wednesday night, and you’ve probably already made your Thanksgiving pies, or have your recipe all set. I apologize for posting this so late. Several people asked for this recipe after I posted a photo of the pie on Instagram, so I thought better late than never? This is the pumpkin pie I’ve made at the last couple Thanksgivings, and it’s gone over quite…

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pumpkin bread with chocolate + ginger

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy Merry. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday season, however it looked and was celebrated. We do Christmas here, and had a loud and lovely Christmas Eve with family, then ended up being rained in (which is very weird for Minnesota – freezing rain and howling winds, but no snow) Christmas Day. So we watched movies, ordered Chinese food (my father-in-law was nice enough to…

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ginger cake with pumpkin creme mousseline + #bakeamericacakeagain

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Today is the day! The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is now available! I’m so excited to share it with you. To celebrate, I have a new recipe and these #bakeamericacakeagain tattoos that I am giving away. The lovely FauxMartha and my husband helped me come up with this hashtag to celebrate both my book and the **Election** (remember to vote today, fellow Americans!) Details for the giveaway is…

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pumpkin skillet cake

Thursday, October 20, 2016

‘Foreign coins, skeleton keys, old French primers, small tin boxes – any little thing I can hold in my hand that like a prayer says be attentive this is the way we live – bits of blue glass polished by waves and saved in a jar in a drawer.’ -Richard Jones, The Blessing I’m going to now admit that I’m a big fan of pumpkin, and I don’t…

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autumn harvest breakfast bread + a giveaway

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” This Autumn Breakfast Bread is from Amanda Paa’s new book Smitten With Squash. It’s a lovely little book, celebrating that underappreciated vegetable,…

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no-churn pumpkin ice cream

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I wasn’t so sure about pumpkin ice cream. But I couldn’t get it out of my head. Pumpkin sometimes ends up in odd places [for instance, in my latte], but once Fall arrives and sweaters are part of my everyday attire, that big orange gourd calls to me, promising comfort. This little experiment wasn’t a disappointment. Subtle pumpkin flavor, warm spices and creamy texture make this no-churn version…