I just love fall in New England! it's my absolute favorite season. Hoodies, cider donuts, going to the pumpkin patch. Everywhere you look, there's pumpkin spice flavored versions of everything. Pumpkin Pie Spice is a super easy thing to make at home, it's just a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put it together.
This recipe from Mary D. and Taste of Home is perfect! I keep whole versions of cloves, sliced dried ginger, and nutmug on hand and grate them as needed. Uses for pumpkin pie spice are endless now. You can add some to your coffee grounds before brewing. Add it to your glaze when you're icing cookies. Make some spiced nuts or marshmallow cereal treats. Of course, it's great for pumpkin pie too!
On Tuesdays, I like to share what my fellow Volunteer Field Editors are making. This week, Angela made Pumpkin Cake Roll, which is on my to-do list of things to master in 2019. Do you have an amazing recipe you'd like to submit to Taste of Home? Fo…
This month, I'm jumping into another cool challenge, the Fantastical Food Fight! Each month a theme or ingredient is chosen, and all the participants make something and share it. This month's ingredient is bananas.
We are huge, huge banana bread fans. I am constantly pinning new variations to try. After looking through them for a while, I finally settled on Banana Split Bread from Taste of Home. I made a few changes. I subbed 1 cup mini chocolate chips instead of the 2 cups of regular, it's what I had on hand.
The recipe calls for walnuts, and my guys are nut allergic. In some cases, you can just leave them out, but what I've found with quick breads and other baked goods, crushed Rice Krispies makes a great substitute!
I love that it makes two loaves, one for now, and one to freeze. I wrapped the second loaf in Press N Seal, and put it in the freezer until it was solid. You can then vaccuum seal it, or use a ziptop freezer bag.
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We always teased my Gram that she should wear an apron when she baked, because she'd always be covered with as much ingredient as what went into the recipe. Her base whoopie pie recipe was my jumping off point for my Caramel Apple Whoopie Pies, and I also found this New England Apple Cake in her recipe box.
I made the recipe as written, but omitted the nuts due to allergies. She just dusted the finished cake with confectioner's sugar, but my guys really love a glaze. I combined confectioner's sugar, pure New England maple syrup, and some milk and drizzled it over …