Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

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On Sunday morning, the husband and I went to Maplewood State Park, MN in search of pretty Fall colors. This was our first time  going to this park. I would have taken some pictures of us, but I am more of a scenic photo taker. I could care less if I was in the photo, and I'd rather see the beautiful scenery instead. :) I'll get to some pumpkin spice blondes soon.   We had to climb up a really tall hill to see this. By the time we got up to there, I was having a hard time breathing but t ...

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins with Maple Glaze

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I had some leftover streusel topping from the apple crisp pizza that I made yesterday.  In fact, there's STILL streusel topping leftover. I'm thinking after these muffins, I might have to make an apple crisp. I attempted to make some pumpkin doughnuts with a box of cake mix, a can of pumpkin puree, and some water. They ended up being too soft and fell apart in the glaze. Ok, that didn't work,so muffins it is! Since the streusel topping was already made from yesterday's recipe, this was ...

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Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza

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Hey Guys, I've been monkeying around with my artificial lighting setup again. Some of you may know this already, but lighting in Fargo, ND SUCKS BIG TIME during the Winter. That season is coming up here fast, and daylight doesn't last long around here. I took these pictures of this Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza using my new artificial lighting setup and I think I'll keep it. I've messed around with others before, but this one I like. This weekend, I went apple picking. When my mom and I went ...

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Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Swirl

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Pumpkin bars with Nutella  swirl  are made with angel food cake and canned pumpkin puree to make them lighter. Another great pumpkin treat for Fall! Well guys, cream cheese swirls are nearly impossible for me to make. What is the secret? I mixed in some milk with the cream cheese to try and thin the cream cheese out a bit, so it would be easier to swirl. Then, I took a knife and tried making the figure 8's as mentioned in this recipe, but the cream cheese wouldn't swirl! It would just sink i ...

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Pumpkin Swirl Bread

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  It's official! Now that it's September, Fall baking season has begun.  I bought a  Fall baking magazine last week when I was at the grocery store browsing the magazines at the check out counter. They always get me I swear, especially the food ones. The one from Taste of Home has  50 bazillion recipes in it, and I want to try each one. They all look so good. Lots of different baked goods for apples and pumpkins. There will probably be 2 different ones on this blog each week. This Pumpkin Che ...

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Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread

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Have you had your fix of pumpkin yet this Fall? I haven't made a lot of pumpkin things but so far I've made this bread and some pumpkin cookies. I plan on making other pumpkin things. I may even try to incorporate some bacon with pumpkin. You'll soon see. :) I don't know why, but whenever I try and make a bread that has a swirl in it... the bread comes out of the oven just perfect and then once it starts cooling down the bread collapses. Does any one else ever experience this? OR do all the ...

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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I've been very busy being a domestic house wife today. I have dinner going in the crock pot, made these pumpkin streusel muffins this morning for breakfast, and right now I have some honey wheat bread baking in the oven. Talk about a carb filled day! I also bought my Halloween costume for this year and guess what I'm going to be? You'll have to stay tuned to find out and all I'm going to say is that it is food related. You know how streusel is supposed to be kind of thick and almost looks ...

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Pumpkin Cookies

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To celebrate the first day of Fall, I broke out the pumpkin and made these melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies. You know it's Fall when all you see on Pinterest are pretty pictures of the orange and yellow leaves and recipes with pumpkin in them! The frosting on these cookies is to die for! You melt some butter and brown sugar in a pan and stir in some powdered sugar. Almost tastes like a caramel frosting. I'd just eat the frosting and be happy. :) A good thing I only made half of the batter ...

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