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Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Squares

by on October 29, 2014 · 3 comments

If you like the idea of pumpkin at Thanksgiving, but aren’t too crazy about pumpkin pie, a pumpkin ice cream dessert is a nice alternative.  You get your pumpkin, ice cream and cookies all in one!  The only thing missing is chocolate, but if you’re like me you’ll find ways to make up for it.

Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Squares

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Published on October 29, 2014

Is This the Best Key Lime Pie in the Country?

by October 26, 2014
Key Lime Pie Slice

Could this be the best Key lime pie in America? I don’t know, but it might just be a contender. Our family loved it (it kind of reminded me of Fleming’s Steak House Key Lime Pie), and the American Pie Council awarded the recipe 1st place in the Citrus category of the National Pie Championships. […]

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Peanut Butter White and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by October 23, 2014
Peanut Butter Chunk

One of our Sunday rituals is a trip to Trader Joe’s, where we scout out cheap wines, see what’s new and load up on favorites.  Fuzz likes TJ’s lentils, Todd’s pick is the frozen roasted corn, and my personal favorite is Trader Joe’s Salted Peanut Butter.  It took me a while to get used to […]

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White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Candies

by October 20, 2014

This recipe was inspired by a creation from Beth Royals, a contest cook who enters and wins hundreds of cooking competitions. Not surprisingly, she made it to the finals of the upcoming Bake-Off with one of her clever ideas. For this candy/snack she took a roll of pie dough (the sponsor product) and cut it […]

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Vienna Coffee Pie And Slice Solutions Pie Pan Review

by October 17, 2014
Vienna Pie Slice

It’s nice when a new kitchen gadget actually does what it’s supposed to do, which is why I am dedicating this post to the Slice Solutions 9-Inch Sectioned Pie Pan Set. It’s a 9 inch pie pan with a top and bottom that separate in springform fashion, and has a divider insert that you put […]

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Raspberry Cream Pie from Nick Malgieri’s Pastry: Foolproof Recipes for the Home Cook

by October 15, 2014
Raspberry Cream Pie

Today’s recipe is from Nick Malgieri’s Pastry: Foolproof Recipes for the Home Cook. From top to bottom, it has a layer of vanilla flavored whipped cream, cooked raspberries, a simple (and very good) vanilla pastry cream and an interesting pie crust made with flour, salt, baking powder, butter and eggs – no water.

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Chocolate Meringue Sandwich Cookies

by October 12, 2014
Chocolate Meringue Sandwich

I was going to hold off and post this recipe closer to Christmas or around the time most people started thinking about cookie exchanges, but these were so good I couldn’t wait! They’re cute, easy, and don’t require a lot of ingredients.

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Mile High Key Lime Pie

by October 9, 2014
Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is one of our favorites and I think I’ve made at least 20 different variations.  The one I’ve been making most often is a version that uses sour cream and doesn’t have eggs, so I was really curious to see how a pie made with 6 (!) eggs would compare. The eggs […]

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