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Carrot Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

Winter mornings are always a good time to whip up a batch of muffins for breakfast. This isn’t to say that other mornings aren’t good times to bake muffins – because they are – but there is something about warming your kitchen up with the smell of baked goods and coffee that is incredibly satisfyin...

Eggnog Pancakes

If you haven’t stocked up on eggnog this holiday season, you might want to run to the store and pick up a container of your favorite brand so that you can whip up a batch of these fluffy Eggnog Pancakes for breakfast. They’re easy to make and a wonderful way to infuse a little holiday flavor int...

Candied Ginger and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

No matter what the occasion, you can never go wrong with a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. This recipe for Candied Ginger and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies puts a sweet and spicy twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie. They’re sure to satisfy any chocolate chip cookie fan, adding a ...

Cranberry, Pecan and Bourbon Christmas Cake

During the holidays, I do a lot of entertaining – just like I’m sure that many of you do, too. It’s fun to spend the day in the kitchen whipping up elaborate desserts that will really impress guests, but there isn’t always time for that. And there are many desserts that look impressive without...

Pomander Orange Cake

This Orange Pomander Cake is directly inspired by pomander balls. It’s an easy to put together loaf cake that is fragrant with fresh orange juice and zest, as well as plenty of spicy ground cloves. The loaf is topped with an orange and clove glaze that adds an extra layer of sugar and spice, ty...

Eggnog Blondies

Eggnog is a holiday favorite of mine that I serve up all season. Although it’s a drink, I don’t always serve it up as a beverage. Instead, I incorporate eggnog into a variety of different treats to offer up to guests at brunch and dessert throughout the holidays. These Eggnog Blondies are an ea...

Homemade Eggnog Milkshake

Eggnog is a holiday classic, but that doesn’t mean that there is only one way to enjoy it. Eggnog can be served hot, cold or at room temperature and I like it in all three forms. To take this holiday treat to another level, try a Homemade Eggnog Milkshake this season! This decadent dessert ...

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel

When you think of baking with pumpkin, the first dish that comes to mind is probably pumpkin pie. as delicious as pumpkin pie is, pumpkin puree is a versatile ingredient that can – and should – show up in many other bakes in your kitchen during the fall and winter holiday season. This Pumpkin Sp...

Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones

I do a lot of entertaining during the fall and winter, so I am always putting together desserts and brunch bakes that use some of my favorite fall flavors. These Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones make an outstanding addition to any holiday gathering, since they’re loaded with warming flavors. M...

Chocolate Almond Sandies

Sandies are a style of shortbread cookie that is known for its crumbly, sandy texture. More often than not, these cookies are made with a good amount of ground nuts to create that texture. Pecan Sandies are the most recognizable cookie of this style, but these Chocolate Almond Sandies are a de...

Vampire Whoopie Pies

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of all vampire-related things, especially if those things happen to be vampire-themed Halloween treats! I’ve made cookies, cupcakes and even pancakes before! I recommend serving them all at your next Halloween party, but if you have to narrow it down t...

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix, reviewed

Pumpkin seems to show up in everything in the fall, from lattes to cakes to cookie mixes. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Trader Joe’s is one of the store’s new product offerings for the season. Naturally, as a fan of almost all things with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, ...
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