Who’s ready for another delicious pumpkin-flavored fall recipe? One of the most fun things about baking with pumpkin is that it complements so many other fall flavors. Pumpkin and cinnamon, pumpkin and cream cheese, pumpkin and gingerbread—you really can’t go wrong! With that in mind, I came up with this delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. It combines some of my very favorite flavors and textures: a tender, moist pumpkin cake topped with a velvety smooth cheesecake layer and a buttery, crisp cinnamon pecan streusel. It’s simple and straightforward to make, and comes out of the oven smelling divine!
This super-creamy Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Bacon and Sage Sauce is ready in under 20 minutes! Create the luxurious pumpkin sauce and pour it over melt-in-your-mouth, soft potato gnocchi, then garnish with Parmesan and fresh sage for a delicious, elegant meal that’s easy enough for weeknights.
Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite treat during the holidays. Lately, I’ve been brainstorming new ways to enjoy this traditional staple. I thought about making a pumpkin crumb pie, a pumpkin cream pie, a pumpkin peach pie or even a pumpkin sweet potato pie. In the end, I decided to leave the famous pumpkin pie as it is, but with one surprise ingredient added. Usually, I enjoy pumpkin pie topped with a dollop of whipped cream. On the other hand, I enjoy sweet potato pie with marshmallows. So I thought, Why not borrow from sweet potato pie and add a little marshmallow to my pumpkin dessert? Hence, Pumpkin Meringue Pie, a marshmallow and whipped cream combo. Continue reading
I just love October, don’t you? The crisp, cool air caresses your face as you admire fall leaves in breathtaking hues of burnt orange, red and yellow. You walk, absentmindedly kicking fallen leaves, allowing your mind to drift toward thoughts of costumes and candy corn. October encompasses all of the beauty that is fall in one little package, culminating in my favorite holiday—Halloween! Continue reading
Romeo and Juliet, eat your heart out. Pumpkin and chocolate might be the new couple on the scene, but they have a love for the ages. What’s that about? Read on. Continue reading
Hasn’t fall sneaked up on us this year? It seems like only yesterday that I was at the beach, eating ice cream or searching for a place to cool down—library, movie theater, shopping mall, wherever. This summer in the Pacific Northwest was exceptionally hot, so I’m welcoming fall with wide-open arms, a big grin and a slice of cheesecake. Continue reading
Ah, Pinterest. There are few things that can monopolize so much of my free time and yet make me so ambitious about all the projects I could do with my free time. Continue reading