Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

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Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread – enjoy a soft and delicious pumpkin bread with a cinnamon cream cheese spread on chilly fall days.

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Happy Labor Day! Let’s make pumpkin bread!

I know, I know. It’s technicaly still summer but I am sooooo ready for fall! I want apple cakes, banana muffins and pumpkin bread! Cinnamon and cloves spreading their scent through the house!! Actually enjoying the hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning!!!

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Pumpkin Layer Cake with Orange Ginger Filling and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pumpkin Layer Cake with Orange Ginger Filling and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – and incredibly easy and absolutely delicious cake for the fall gatherings and holidays!

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It’s this time of year, friends! Pumpkin and spices reunite in fantastic desserts that are served during get-togethers and holidays. Fall is coming! It’s a fact and I am super excited about it!

I created this layer cake with all of it in mind. Layers of soft pumpkin cake with orange and ginger spread filling and a generous amount of cinnamon cream cheese frosting to marry it all together. Toasted coconut flakes add the finishing touch. This cake is guaranteed to impress your guests!

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Apricot Baked Chicken with Rice

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Apricot Baked Chicken with Rice – super easy dinner idea that everyone will love, especially the kids!

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As you know, I am a mom of three. And as any mom out there, I have days when I struggle with dinner, especially if I want to try something new or introduce new food into their diet. But I have few that are always a hit.

This is one of them: Apricot Baked Chicken with Rice.

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Raspberry Lemon Muffins

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Raspberry Lemon Muffins – fantastic muffins bursting with flavors from raspberries and lemon!  Slightly tarty and so refreshing!

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Sweet muffins with beautiful raspberries and refreshing lemon. Now that’s a way to go from summer to fall. Keep the summer flavors and enjoy these muffins as a snack or add to a lunchbox this back-to-school time.

I have my fool-proof Glazed Lemon Muffin recipe here on the blog. Anytime I make muffins, I go back to that recipe. It has never failed me and the muffins come out perfectly domed – that’s a must in muffins for me. No flat tops here!

I spotted gorgeous fresh raspberries on sale in our store and I instantly had a plan for them. I couldn’t wait to make these muffins! I knew they will be fantastic and I was right! My kids LOVE them! The whole dozen disappeared in just one day. My Hubby loved the slight tartness from the berries and lemon.

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Whole Wheat Yogurt Banana Bread with Cinnamon

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Whole Wheat Yogurt Banana Bread with Cinnamon – healthier version of your favorite quick bread! This banana bread is so good, it will be devoured quickly! Great way to use those overripe bananas!

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I can’t go to a grocery store without buying bananas. My kids love them, especially our 3-year-old son. He asks for a banana at least once a day! icon smile Whole Wheat Yogurt Banana Bread with Cinnamon That means it’s not that easy for me to save some for my baking projects. During our last grocery shopping, I made sure to get some extra so I could finally make this bread for the blog.

This may look like a plain banana bread but let me tell you, there is nothing plain about it! It’s a healthier version of the most popular quick bread. It’s made with whole wheat flour and plain yogurt! I love making healthier versions of our favorite food! Especially when there is no sacrifice in flavor and texture.

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Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread – perfect to go with pasta dishes or soups! So easy and so good, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

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Last week, I posted a photo of this bread on my Instagram asking if I should blog about this bread. I have to admit, I was hesitant because this recipe uses a shortcut – a store bought Italian bread. As you may know, I love to bake breads from scratch. However, I am still working on my Italian bread from scratch, hence the store-bought.

And then my photo on Instagram got so much love and questions about the recipe – so here it is! My Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread.

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Back to School “Firsts” with Staples

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 Back to School “Firsts” with Staples

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Our oldest daughter just turned eight years old. EIGHT. Wow. When did this happen? How did my little baby all of a sudden turn eight? I still remember her dragging her Winnie the Pooh stuffie (way taller than her) across the room and now she is eight and instead of Winnie, that now has his favorite spot in the corner of her bed, she carries books with her. Everywhere.

That actually looks familiar. I was just like her when I was her age. And for years to come. Our daughter learned to read when she was 5 and it was a huge discovery in her life. All of a sudden a magical world of books and all things written opened in front of her and she never stopped being amazed. And that makes my heart happy. I’ve loved books my whole life too.

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