Category Archives: Seasonal

Pumpkin Pie Magic Bars

I’m a big fan of Magic Bars, but never would have thought of adding a pumpkin pie flavor to them–what a great idea! When I did a review a for a cookbook that came out several years ago, Dessert Mash-Ups, I found this yummy-sounding recipe, and I can tell you that these bars definitely taste as good as they sound!

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Autumn in November

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.

—SARAH ADDISON ALLEN, American author

NOVEMBER…when nature’s colors get richer, the weather gets colder, and the days get shorter. We enjoy the coziness of home more…scented candles, hot cider, warm blankets, and pumpkin bread fresh from the oven. We look forward to Thanksgiving and gathering with family and friends. We savor this quieter time before the busy rush of December and pause to reflect on all we are thankful for—the people in our lives, the comforts we enjoy, the health we are blessed with, and so much more. The arrival of November not only brings us the beauty of the colorful outdoors, it also brings us special moments to enjoy inside…and time to remember all the wonderful things that warm our hearts throughout the year.

May November be a special month for you as you enjoy the autumn and Thanksgiving season!

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Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

I first made this sweet potato casserole a few years ago at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s one of those classic comfort food recipes and so popular for the holidays. It’s such an easy side dish to put together, too.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

If you’re in the mood for an autumn treat, keep this Pumpkin Coffee Cake in mind! Made with canned pumpkin puree, it has some of the favorite spices of fall—cinnamon and ginger—to add to the flavor, and it’s sweetened with brown sugar. The best part, I think, is the very generous topping of streusel—yum! You just can’t go wrong with all that streusel! 🙂

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Lovely Autumn

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.—WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT

Hope you are enjoying the outdoor beauty and rich colors, the cooler autumn weather, and all the fun things autumn brings! Some of my favorite things about Fall are pumpkins, colorful leaves, maple-scented candles, apple cider and donuts, warm sweaters, and the coziness of home. What are some of your favorites?

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