Caramel Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – sweet and creamy cheesecake bars with pumpkin, spice and caramel swirl! A must make dessert this season! 

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Recently, I have been obsessed with everything fall. Sweaters, boots, home decor, even makeup! Nail polish is one of the first things I like to change when new season arrives. I went from bright coral to deep mauve and love it! My daughter and I even got a little crafty and made orange ombre vase from a Mason jar. It’s currently in the middle of our dinning table and filled with fall flowers brought by my Hubby. We also have pumpkins of all sizes here and there and I am on a hunt for pine cones to fill my decor bowls. Fall is our favorite season of them all and we always try to enjoy it as much as possible!

That’s why, every year, on the first Sunday of October, we celebrate our Annual Family Day. We have been doing it for 9 years now. Each year the kids get more involved and this year our little boy is totally aware of it and super excited! All three of our kids got to pick their pumpkins that will be carved with their own designs about a week before Halloween. We make a big feast (think Thanksgiving style), watch Charlie Brown and start decorating for Halloween. It’s a kick off of the holiday season in our family!

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Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Muffins – jumbo pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chunks! Make bakery style treat in your own kitchen! 

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It’s National Coffee Day! You guys know by now that my Husband and I are huge coffee fans. We get up way before the kids just so we can enjoy our morning cup together. He likes his with just a light splash of half and half but preferably heavy cream and sugar. I like mine the same but I am more into experimenting with new flavors. See my recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer! I know you guys love it too – thank you for letting me know!!! Recently, I started a series on Insta where I share a photo of our Sunday morning cups of coffee with a different treat alongside. Follow our #SundayMorningFor2 series on Instagram!

Now onto the muffins! Whether you buy coffee in your favorite coffee house or brewing it in your own kitchen, you know that baked treats are a perfect side to your cup. Especially muffins. And not any muffins – jumbo bakery style muffins!!

Since it’s fall and pumpkin is on our minds (see here, here and some more here), naturally I made pumpkin muffins. While grabbing my homemade pumpkin pie spice (see the recipe here), I spotted a bar of Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate. In minutes, it was chopped into chunks and added to the batter.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – delicious pumpkin bread with a perfect balance of spices and chocolate chips through out. So easy and bakes up perfectly every time! 

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Even though the temperatures outside still feel like summer, the fall is here and I am baking all things pumpkin. As soon as you feel like you need to break out your loaf pan and a can of pumpkin puree (don’t forget THIS spice mix!! It’s the best! ) and bake this bread. It’s crazy good and it will definitely put you in a fall baking mood. I made a few loaves and muffins all in one day! I was on a roll!

Moist pumpkin bread with the perfect balance of spices and chocolate chips through out makes for a great treat. I enjoyed a slice with my morning coffee and it was fantastic! The chocolate chips fill each slice without any of them sinking to the bottom. There is a very simple trick for that!

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