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Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Pumpkin cupcakes! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season! Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe found here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/11/pumpkin-cupcakes/ P.S. I hope One-Pie never changes their can label. I love the nostalgia it evokes and choose it over Libby’s every time because […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! This is probably my favorite holiday. I have wonderful childhood memories of this holiday, some of which I have discussed on the blog in years past. This year the pumpkin cupcakes made a reappearance, this time with Smitten’s Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. No fancy decorating, just […]

Pumpkin for my Pumpkin (Pumpkin Cupcakes)

I tend to become very sappy when it comes to first birthdays. My nephews turned me into puddles on each of their birthdays (Clown Cake,  Fire Engine Cake, Monkey Cake).  And now it’s time to be nostalgic all over again on an even more personal level because today is the one […]

Mini Chocolate and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I am very late in sharing with you these little bites of heaven!  I made them for a Halloween potluck luncheon and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.  The cakes are very puffy and fluffy.  The filling is light and sweet.  The pumpkin gives the filling an orange tint.  (If […]

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

My friend hosted a costume Halloween Party and I couldn’t have been more excited!  I love getting dressed up and it is so much fun to see how creative others can be with their costumes.  I wanted to bring a little treat so I made […]

Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Squash Sauce over Fresh Pasta

My colleague takes part in a community garden in Jamaica Plain where she grows all sorts of herbs and vegetables.  I believe we are closing in on the basil season here in the northeast because yesterday she very generously offered to give me a gigantic amount of […]

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

Saturday was a baking day.  There were no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  It was rainy and dark and I knew I needed to fill our kitchen with scents of the season.  This summer my in-laws visited Canada and brought back some delicious Canadian maple […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (with or without mini chocolate chips)

I am loving all things pumpkin these days–I just can’t get enough.  Pumpkin candy, pumpkin cake, actual pumpkins in the natural state.  Nothing says October like bright beautiful orange pumpkins and all of the spices that go along with them.  Cloves. Nutmeg. Cinnamon.  So delicious! […]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I wanted to make something sweet and “fall-esque” for our family picnic/apple picking excursion.  I found this whoopie pie recipe, and it peaked my curiosity.  What an interesting spin on an old-fashioned treat!  Who doesn’t love whoopie pies!?  You can’t help but feel like a […]

Pumpkin Banana Bread

 Frozen ripe bananas are taking over my freezer and I finally decided to do something about it!  I decided on this pumpkin banana bread (as opposed to plain old banana bread) and I must say it was good–very moist and smooth.  However, that said, there […]