Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

To continue with my Halloween mood, I thought it was a perfect night to bake a Fall-infused treat (plus, co-workers have been begging me to bring them in…I won’t mention any names). This recipe results in pretty tasty Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. It doesn’t get more Fall than that. I’m sure you have heard of vanilla cream…

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

‘Tis the season for carving pumpkins! Now . . . what to do with all of those seeds? My husband and I stopped by one of our favorite roadside stands yesterday and picked out two beautiful (and very large) pumpkins. I have a feeling we’re going to get around to carving them tonight and I could not be more excited!…

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White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

The other day, my husband and I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items for dinner. Of course, I beelined it straight to the baking aisle after we gathered all the items we initially set out to buy. As I perused the baking aisle, I came across tiny packages of macadamia nuts and my mouth began…

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Food Storage: Making Your Food Last Longer

On average, American families trash 14 percent of the food they buy, often because it spoils. Heading to the grocery store is something a lot of you might dread due to the rising cost of food, as well as the huge pain in the rear end it often seems to be. And I bet it makes you sick to your stomach…

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The Curse of the Rotten Banana

The other day, while my husband and I were grocery shopping, he started to walk towards the bananas and then proceeded to place some in the cart. I immediately froze and then asked him, “Why would you put bananas in the cart when they’re just going to go bad?” Typical nagging wife? I hope not. I’m sure he would beg…

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Childhood Memories: Franklin Cider Mill

This past weekend, my husband and I (with our two dogs) ventured up to Michigan to visit with family and friends. During our road trip, I was in sheer amazement at the colors of the leaves in Pennsylvania. As you can imagine, we don’t have that many trees in the city so I couldn’t help but take it all in….

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Hearty Irish Beef Stew

As the leaves begin to change color and the weather starts to get that certain crispness in the air, it’s not difficult to tell that Fall is here . . . and I could not be happier. As the seasons change, so too do the types of foods that are made. Light summer dishes are now being replaced by hearty,…

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