• Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

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    If you have no self control when it comes to pumpkin, or chocolate, or muffins, this recipe is for you. It’s a small batch recipe – it makes only 6 muffins! But trust me, it hits the spot! These are the fluffiest, softest muffins, which feel so light as air, that they are a little too easy to eat – good thing there are only gonna be 6 of them. No one’s stopping you from making them again though, just sayin. I also dipped the muffin tops into my butterscotch sauce – and the amazing factor just doubles.  Now, for…

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  • Fall Harvest Cobbler

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    Grapes and Pomegranates! The underdogs of Fall fruits, but the stars of this Cobbler! I had been meaning to make a cobbler all summer, but just ran out of time. And by the time I got around to it, well, it was September, and I couldn’t find any fresh peaches or cherries that didn’t cost an astronomical amount. If you’ve been following me for a bit now, you know I LOVE my apple and pumpkin desserts. However, I wanted to go in a different direction with this recipe, and shine a light on some fruits that usually look great as…

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  • French Apple Cake – with a twist

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    Sometimes you want a simple and quick, not overly sweet coffee cake that feels as cozy as Fall. If you’re in the mood for that, this is your cake! Traditionally made with sugar, I subbed the sugar in the cake with honey. I also used spiced rum instead of regular rum, to give it a fun little kick!  The best part? In an hour, you can be eating this! What you’ll need . . . Apples Flour Baking Powder Salt butter honey  eggs vanilla spiced rum sugar You’ll need one small bowl and your stand mixer! Combine the flour, baking…

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  • Grilled Peaches with Brown Butter Streusel

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    If you love Fall, but you’re still soaking in some of those summer vibes, this is the easy peasy dessert you should make this week! I was able to get my hands on some end of summer peaches! I wanted regular peaches, but they had white peaches, so why not? This dessert works with either. And you know  that streusel you usually reserve for blueberry muffins, or my carrot cake? I added brown butter to it, and it has this great nutty, buttery cinammony flavor that is amaaaazing! Top with some fresh whipped cream and pomegranate arils/berries, and you’re all…

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  • Strawberry Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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    Have you guys ever tried a pizookie? Years ago when I learned why it was called “pizookie”. . . it blew my mind. It’s a pizza cookie, ie a deep dish skillet baked cookie! Did everyone know this? Anyway, when you’re not in the mood to make a bunch of small cookies, wait while they refrigerate (which by the way, totally worth it), and just want to DIG INTO a steaming hot chocolate chip strawberry cookie topped with cool vanilla ice cream – this is the recipe for you! The strawberries add a little fresh bite to each chocolate-y cookie…

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  • Carrot- Mango Spiced Coffee Cake

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        I strongly recommend you stop everything you’re doing and go bake this cake. If you’re looking for the perfect single layer coffee cake to eat with your morning coffee (or tea) – this is it! There are two (not so) secret ingredients that really give this cake the fluffy, can’t put your fork down consistency: Mango, and ricotta cheese! Combine those with freshly grated carrots, and some yummy cinnamon type spices, top with a decadent streusel, drizzle with some amazing cream cheese glaze, and you’ve got yourself a  mouthwatering breakfast treat. (ALSO – your home will smell amaaaazing…

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  • Caramel Apple Clafoutis

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    Fall is always an inspiring time for baking! And nothing ushers in Fall like some apples and caramel! Please enjoy this super easy clafoutis recipe, the perfect dessert to make after you’ve gone apple picking and have an abundance of delicious apples to bake with, but not much energy or time! Here’s what you’ll need . . . Apples Flour sugar cinnamon nutmeg salt milk eggs  vanilla powdered sugar For the caramel – butter water brown sugar To make the clafoutis . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your pie dish or baking pan. Butter it. Thinly slice your…

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  • Cherry Clafoutis

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      “Life is just a bowl of cherries” Time for a yummy cherry-centric dessert. Imagine a bunch of cherries piled into a dish, then covered with batter and dusted with sugar – and voila! You have cherry clafoutis! An easy dessert for a nice warm day. Cherry Clafoutis 2 cups of cherries, pitted 3/4 cup flour 1 cup of milk 4 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt Powdered sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray with non-stick spray a baking pan or pie pan. Place the cherries into the pan. In a…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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