Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I had a lot of things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving…pie and tart crusts to make, bread to make and cut for stuffing, an apartment to clean and mounds of dishes to wash. But what did I decide to do before all that? Make pesto and pumpkin bread. [...]

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

I have had an irrational fear of making cheesecake for some time.  I made one in high school that ended up cracking in the middle, which of course bothered me far more than it bothered my friends, who inhaled it. For a big Thanksgiving dinner with friends, I contemplated [...]

Pumpkin-White Chocolate Blondies

Yesterday was, for no good reason, a stressful day.  I have those sometimes, where nothing goes wrong and yet I feel anxious all day.  The prescription for days like that? Baking and a run.  It works every time! I came home from student teaching, needing to get into the [...]

Recipe Exchange: Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

I have to be completely honest.  I was reluctant to try this recipe. I wasn’t sure about the combination of pumpkin and black beans, and I really didn’t want to be disappointed.  But, following the rules of the recipe exchange, I made it, and it was delicious!  My one [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

We had some friends over to carve pumpkins, and of course I just had to make some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the occasion.  The problem was, I didn’t have a recipe.  I checked out Annie’s blog, because she always has such fantastic recipes. I found this one, took out the [...]

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