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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

A cool autumn morning deserves a perfect autumn breakfast; warm, spiced, pumpkiny morsels of goodness. That’s exactly what these muffins are.

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One of my absolute favorite things about fall is pumpkin! We put it in everything, coffee, breads, pies, soups, cookies… On this particular day I had the windows open with the cool fall air drifting in, and I started craving pumpkin and cream cheese.

Normally I would revert to something like a cheesecake (because pretty much every random food idea I have involves cheesecake in some form), but I felt like something warm and comforting. These muffins fit the bill perfectly!

It’s a slight update on my previous pumpkin muffins, and after I made them I realized streusel topping would have been simply perfect! Next time I make them I’ll (hopefully) remember the streusel and update the recipe. 🙂

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I’m sharing these with my friends at Fiesta Friday. Enjoy! And have a lovely weekend! 🙂 What are your favorite things about autumn?

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Gluten-Free Oreo Cake

Happy Friday, Friends!

Today I’m sharing one of our favorites: gluten-free Oreo* cake. It has a perfect blend of chocolate and cream, with that special Oreo cream filling to tie it all together. It’s rich and sweet, though not overpowering.

*Note: Oreos are not gluten-free, but gluten-free substitutes are easy to find and can taste just about the same depending on the brand.

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With desserts like this, who wouldn’t enjoy eating gluten free?

I made this chocolate quinoa cake. I suppose any chocolate cake would work, though I like the balance between the frosting and the denser quinoa cake. I also make sure to chill it in the fridge before frosting. Once it’s cooled, then the fun begins!

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With the first layer of cake on a plate or other platter, spread the Oreo cream frosting. (Frosting recipe below.)

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Place the second layer of cake over the Oreo frosting and add a big dollop of frosting on top. Reserve some frosting if you plan on using it to decorate the top, otherwise use the rest to frost the cake.

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Use a clean hand to put crushed gluten-free Oreos along the sides. I placed a paper towel under the edge of my plate to catch all the excess and reuse it. If I’m feeling lazy I’ll cover the whole thing in crushed Oreo, if not, I’ll go from this step and decorate it another way.

Cover and store the cake in the refrigerator.

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Then it’s time to slice and enjoy!

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I’m sharing this with my friends at Fiesta Friday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

I’d love to see how you decorate it! If you’d like, share photos of your Oreo cake in the comments or on Facebook. 🙂

Eggnog White Hot Chocolate And White Chocolate Mint Fudge

Happy Friday, everyone!

I have had a simply lovely week this week filled with all sorts of Christmasy things.

Today it is all about the white chocolate! This year I had wanted to try my hand at some candy making, instead of just focusing on the usual cookies and baking. I’m not sure how much I’ll be doing, but thus far I’ve made some yummy white chocolate mint fudge.

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I used the Nestle fudge recipe and tweaked it a bit with white chocolate and a nice hint of mint. Then I added a few drops of food coloring onto the fudge after pouring it in the pan, and swirled it around for a more festive look.

Since I already had plenty of white chocolate chips on hand, I figured that white hot chocolate sounded incredible. I’ve been wanting to try a warm eggnog drink for awhile, so hey, why not combine them? And that’s exactly what I did. It’s a perfect combination of silky smooth sweetness that is just perfect for the holidays and a cold winter’s evening.

Do you have any holiday favorites?

I hope you all enjoy! Have a fantastic weekend!

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Happy Monday, everyone!

This past weekend I had decided to experiment with mashed potatoes. My husband has been asking for them for awhile now, and since eating them at my friend’s wedding, I’d started to want them too (selfish, I know).

At first, I tried a recipe I found online.

They were okay, but neither of us was overly impressed. That’s when I knew I had to try it on my own.

The second time was much better! And I’ll definitely be making these again! I’m thinking they will be perfect to go with our Thanksgiving dinner. Can you believe it’s getting so close? There isn’t even a full week left in October!

We’ve been loving the fall weather. Have you been out and about enjoying it lately?

Either way, I hope you enjoy these potatoes! Just be careful, they can be rather addicting.

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Mmm... Garlic.
Mmm… Garlic.
Look at the steam!
Look at all that steam!
The end result. Sorry I don't have a better picture of them.
The end result. Sorry I don’t have a better picture of them.

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