Gingerbread History & Recipes For National Gingerbread Day

November 21st is National Gingerbread Day, a time for a bit of gingerbread history and some tasty recipes (below). Gingerbread cookies are examples of rolled cookies, a.k.a. cutout cookies (there are 11 basic types of cookies). While they are most often considered cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s no reason why they can’t be enjoyed…
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Pumpkin Hand Pies With Salted Caramel Glaze, A Snack Or Dessert Recipe

[1] It’s the season for pumpkin pie. How about hand pies? No need to slice (photos #1 and #3 © Colavita). [2] Be sure you’re using pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling (photo © Good Eggs). [3] When you make a crust with olive oil, always use extra virgin (photo © The Fresh Market |…
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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bread Recipe For National Pumpkin Day

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, sandwiched between National Pumpkin Spice Day (October 1st), National Carve A Pumpkin Day (October 31st), and National Pumpkin Pie Day (December 25th). This “bread” is a loaf cake recipe. As with other loaf cakes, you can enjoy it plain, with ice cream, or with whipped cream. Thanks to Colavita…
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Delicious Fusion Food: Chai-Spiced Pound Cake Bundt Recipe

[1] Chai Bundt cake is just perfect for fall nibbling. The recipe is below (photos #1, #2, and #4 © King Arthur Baking). [2] There are so many different Bundt cake pan designs, from simple as in photos #1 and #2, to very elaborate. Here are 24 of them. [3] Chai spices can be measured…
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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting: A Delicious Recipe

[1] A simple scrumptious cake for National Apple Month (photo © King Arthur Baking). [2] Some bakers recommend using a mix of apple varieties in cakes and pies (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] Brown sugar has a deep, caramel or toffee-like flavor due to the added molasses, which adds more richness to fruit and chocolate…
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