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Yellow Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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As many of you know, my fiance and I have recently purchased a house and after 20 years of moving around the country and the world, I have moved back to my small hometown.  Although the physical move this time around was only a distance of about 40 miles, it has been quite a journey.  The entire process, which included an arduous and extensive remodel, took up most of our time for an entire year.  And like all huge undertakings, we had ups and downs and questions and doubts along the way.  But now that we’re here and finally settling in, everything is falling into place and it all seems more than worth it.  Continue reading →

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Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Christmas isn’t here yet, but I’m already craving cookies like crazy.  This morning I was looking through different cookie recipes I’ve posted in the past and I ran across this recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread that was hidden in a post about Lemon Shortbread from a few years back.  Since these cookies are so delicious, I decided it was time to give them their own space to shine.  Keep in mind that a batch of shortbread packaged in a cute box or tin makes a wonderful gift! Continue reading →

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Cranberry White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

When it comes to dried fruit, cranberries do not top my list of favorites.  I love raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dried peaches, and dried tart cherries any time of the year, but it’s rare to find a bag of dried cranberries in my pantry most of the time.  However, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I start thinking cranberries and the dried ones inevitably start showing up in my green salads and baked goods and continue to do so through January.  They add a festive pop of color and the flavor pairs beautifully with oranges, one of my favorite things to eat in the winter.  I do use the fresh ones for holiday cranberry sauces and relishes, but I think dried cranberries are wonderful in cookies, muffins, scones, and green salads. Continue reading →

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How to Make an Apple Galette

Here’s another recipe from the past that I’m pulling forward to share with you again.  This Apple Galette recipe was originally posted in October of 2008.

Fall is here, the holidays are near, and the season of eating is officially upon us.  For me, that means it’s time for apple pie.  This is my third sixth year at Pinch My Salt, and every year I have grand plans to write about holiday recipes.  So far, I’ve failed miserably!  Sure, I always manage to post a few pumpkin recipes here and there, but when it comes to the real stuff: the pies, the turkey, the cranberries, the dressing, I always step back and let the pros help you out. (Edit: I do have more holiday recipes on the blog now. You can find them here.)

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Apricot Cream Scones

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Here’s a favorite scone recipe that I’m pulling forward from the first year of my blog.  This one features dried apricots in place of the more traditional currants.  The slightly tart bursts of apricot are a wonderful addition to the rich, tender cream scone.  I hope you enjoy this blast from the past, which was originally published on December 13, 2006. Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar Shortbread Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar Shortbread Crust

I woke up this morning thinking about making pumpkin pie bars.  I’ve never made anything quite like this before, but Phil has been asking for pumpkin pie for a month now and I’m one of those people who only bakes pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  To me it just seems wrong to eat it any other day of the year.  But these are slightly different than pumpkin pie and they satisfied his craving without me having to break tradition.  Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

MIni Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffins

Praline Pumpkin Cake with whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake

Sweet and Sour Grilled Pumpkin

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

Pumpkin Doughnuts and Doughnut Holes

It’s time for pumpkin recipes again!  Click any of the photos above to be taken to the recipe.  Enjoy!

 

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Food Blog Friday: Coconut Bars from Elana’s Pantry

Coconut Bar with Cherry Sauce and Whipped Cream

Food Blog Friday is back and this week I’m featuring some delicious Coconut Bars from Elana’s Pantry.  These moist dessert bars are packed with coconut flavor and made with all natural ingredients.  They are grain and gluten-free and lightly sweetened with honey rather than processed sugar. Continue reading →

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