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Small Carrot Cake (mini version of the Classic Betty Crocker Carrot Cake)

This is a mini version of the famous Classic Betty Crocker Carrot Cake. To me, it is the best carrot cake recipe, and I have tried many! Baked in a 7-inch small bundt pan, it will give you 8 generous size pieces. You can also make it in an 8 or 9-inch square or round cake pan which will give you a few more pieces….

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Pumpkin Pizzelles

Pumpkin Pizzelles for the pumpkin fanatics! These have a mild pumpkin and spice taste, nothing overwhelming, but they’re very good and sure to be appreciated by everyone… not just pumpkin lovers! They are a nice addition to your fall baking. You do need a pizzelle maker to make these. I have two pizzelle makers. One is a VillaWare, non-teflon, which makes pizzelles how I like…

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Apple Cranberry Walnut Pie

This is one of my favorite holiday pies! Apples, cranberries and walnuts go really well together! I have tried several recipes for this pie. I combined some techniques and ingredients to come up with this way that I like the best! Cooking the filling for a few minutes beforehand makes it a success every time! I like it with lowered sugar and added more cranberries…

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Libby’s Pumpkin Roll and Variations

I hope you are not afraid of making cake rolls! Have you tried Libby’s Pumpkin Roll recipe? This recipe got me started making different cake rolls. Cake Rolls are a lot of fun to make! I think people don’t realize how easy they are to do! I’ve made some variations of the pumpkin roll through the years and the main recipe I use is from…

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Tzimmes

This delicious, colorful, sweet, fall vegetable casserole dish is one I get requested to make at Thanksgiving! I originally got a similar recipe from my sister, Annie who introduced me to this great dish! Then my co-worker SaraGail made this every fall for a teachers’ luncheon during Rosh Hashanah. And she served the traditional beef brisket with it. A sweet New Year, Happy Rosh Hashanah…

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My Contest-Winning Apple Pie

This apple pie won me the $300 top prize in 2008 at my church fair! Over the years baking apple pies has been a passion of mine since apple is my favorite pie! I have several favorite apple pie recipes that I love all for different reasons and I use them all! You can find some of my other favorite apple pie recipes on my…

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Loaded Crispy Pumpkin Cookies

CRISPY OUTSIDES, CHEWY INSIDES…. success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them to be! Most pumpkin cookie recipes I’ve tried are delicious, but their texture was soft and cake-like. Some people like them like that. Me, I am more for crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The pumpkin puree has a lot of water in it so it tends…

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Fresh Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Canned pumpkin? No, not me. For decades now, I have opted out! Have you ever had pumpkin pie made from real pumpkins? Canned pumpkin filling is good, but using the real pumpkin tastes even better. If you never had fresh pumpkin pie, you are missing out on the real taste of pumpkin! You can use regular pumpkins, but the smaller sugar pumpkins are ideal for…

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Classic Betty Crocker Carrot Cake

This is the famous classic Betty Crocker carrot cake and to me, it is the best carrot cake recipe, and I have tried many!  For my own personal taste I just increased the vanilla extract from 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons only because I really love vanilla. This cake has a delicious carrot flavor and it is so moist, without added fruit or juices!   It…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake~8-inch

This is AWESOME ! A delicious pumpkin cheesecake with the sour cream topping got rave reviews all around the table!  Its pumpkin flavor is just perfect, not overwhelming, and the texture is light and creamy. I found this excellent recipe from Joy of Baking’s Stephanie Jaworski, a favorite pastry Chef of mine. The only thing I changed was the crust. I have tried several other…

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Old-Fashioned Penuche

“This buttery rich, creamy, caramel-y praline soft fudge recipe is so delicious! Bill’s mother made this old-fashioned penuche recipe which she got from HER mother.  I date this back to the 1950’s or maybe the 1940’s.  It was a hit back then and is still amazing now!     There are so many variations of Penuche Fudge!  It is very popular in the southern United States…

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Pumpkin Raisin Date Nut Bundt Cake

“If you love pumpkin loaf bread, this is pretty much the same except it is larger and baked in a bundt or tube pan. It is so moist and really, really good!     Enjoy!” Servings: 16 INGREDIENTS: 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 can (15 ounces)solid-packed pure pumpkin 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda…

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