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Pumpkin Roundup. Pumpkin Roundup It’s time to whip up all those pumpkin treats you’ve been longing for all summer long!

Pumpkin Roundup

Ahhhh…pumpkin season has arrived! This is my favorite season to bake. Pumpkin anything and everything are always on my list. Pumpkin bread, scones, pancakes, cakes, soup, muffins, cookies…the list goes on and on! I was super excited to hear that the annual Morton Pumpkin Festival starts today and runs through Saturday. Banana cake. The baking possibilities are endless when you have a bunch of browning bananas sitting on the counter.

banana cake

These possibilities come few and far between as my family gobbles up the bananas before they’ve gotten a chance to transform into a baker’s perfect canvas. This week was different though, after visiting Bunny’s Warm Oven and seeing this Banana Cake, I knew I had to make it. It took lots of sneaking around, hiding the bananas from my family, but I persevered. The reward? This unbelievably delicious Banana Cake with Cream Cheese-Sour Cream Frosting. I’m also sending this cake over to Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy for her virtual Blogiversary Party happening this week. Banana Bread ala Nigella. " fills the kitchen with an aromatic fug which is the natural atmospheric setting for the domestic goddess" --Nigella Lawson My first thought on seeing this comment was: what the heck is a fug?

Banana Bread ala Nigella

Fug (fŭg) n. A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room: "In spite of the open windows the stench had become a reeking fug" (Colleen McCullough). [Perhaps alteration of fogo, stench.]fug. (n.d.). That definition is less than delicious, but this banana bread is! Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes.

Well these naughty little treats are well….naughty but oh so necessary.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

There are a bit like my Brownie Covered Oreo’s from last Christmas but enhanced with layers of peanut butter and a double decker stack of Oreos in each little brownie cake. They are simply prepared in cupcake liners. Hope you enjoy this ultra sweet little cake Ok, I have to brag about this brownie mix from Trader Joes for a second. I know not everyone has a Trader Joes near by, however if you do, get a load of their ready to pour baking mix. Break out 24 Oreo Cookies. Some of your favorite peanut butter. Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter over Oreo #1. King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon.

Love brownies.

King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon

Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. How to Make Bagels: A Users Manual at - StumbleUpon. While making bagels may seem challenging to home cooks, it's actually not as complicated as you might think.

How to Make Bagels: A Users Manual at - StumbleUpon

But before we get into the specific recipe and bagel-making process, let's explore a few urban myths: Do You Need a Special Type of Flour to Make Bagels? No. Bagel shops often use a type of high-gluten flour to achieve that distinctively chewy texture and to stand up to the rigors of mass production, but you can opt for more readily available unbleached bread flour and still achieve fantastic results. Plus, even though bread flour contains slightly less protein—12.5 percent compared with 14 percent for high-gluten flour—it actually tastes better. Is Barley Malt Syrup Essential to That Distinctive Bagel Taste? Yes and no.

Barley malt syrup is available at most supermarkets, but if you can't find it, use brown rice syrup, honey, or agave. Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Rezept mit Bild: Raffaello - Schokoladentorte. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Brownies are sort of like cheesecake, aren’t they?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

There’s nothing better than the perfect dense, fudgy brownie, just like not much can beat a classic piece of creamy cheesecake. Yet with both of these desserts we’re always fiddling around with different versions, swirling things in and layering things on the top and the bottom (incidentally, peanut butter goes well with both!). Slutty Brownies - StumbleUpon. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

Slutty Brownies - StumbleUpon

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies. I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies!

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. 10 Tasty Mug Cakes That You Can Make in Just Minutes. By bellalimento | Mint Chocolate Chip Cake - StumbleUpon. Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake. Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake. Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake ~ An adult dessert gets some kid lov’n with an Oreo crush.

Oreo Cookie and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping. I can honestly say I’ve never had a dessert quite like this before. I was powerless when it came to trying them after my brother Nate (the same one who gave us the recent pumpkin bread recipe) insisted that this is his wife’s favorite dessert of all time. All time. Ok. That’s a pretty rave review. It made me start considering the worth of making the recipe. Then, he told me this decadent treat is the most requested dessert by his co-workers for him to bring in to work.