Classic Pumpkin Bread

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When I think of Fall and Winter I think of pumpkin bread. For as long as I can remember I’ve always (or my mom has always) made pumpkin bread during this time of year. Some years I make pumpkin bread almost every other week. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m obsessed with pumpkin bread…well no, actually I would go as far as to say that. In fact, for my college essay I compared myself to pumpkin bread… Now, I’ve tried a few different recipes and this one that’s listed below is by far my favorite. This recipe makes bread that is (excuse this word) moist, and full of sweetness and fall spices. What could be better?! You only need one bowl for this entire recipe and it takes all of 8 minutes to whip together. I did halve the recipe so it usually makes 2 loaves. Full condensed recipe will be at the end of this post!

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Candy Corn Cupcakes

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How stinkin’ cute are these?! Candy corn is pretty much the symbol of fall/halloween so I figured this would be a perfect dessert to make! Don’t worry…they don’t actually taste like candy corn,Β they just look like candy corn (I know a lot of people don’t like the actual taste of the candy). You can actually do this for almost any kind of dessert (if you don’t like cupcakes)…you can make a cookie, cheesecake, maybe even brownie (?) form of these. I made a classic vanilla cake and vanilla icing cupcake (my favorite) and just dyed the batter orange and yellow! If you’re having a party, these would be the perfect thing to make. Or if you’re not throwing one, just make them for yourself (which is exactly what I did) and get started on that winter body!

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Fall Simmer Pot Recipe

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What smells better than a Bath and Body Work’s Apple Cinnamon candle you might ask? A fall simmer pot!! Trust me, it really does smell better than any fall candle you will ever smell. And you know me, I’m all about a good candle…but nothing beats the smell of fresh ingredients simmering on the stove. My mom used to make something similar to this when I was growing up so whenever I make this myself, it brings back good mems.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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It’s that time of year again…when PSL’s rule the world. Now I’m not going to lie, I love myself a good Starbucks run that ends in a PSL. But sometimes I don’t feel like paying $4-$5 just for a drink that’s going to last me maybe 6 minutes. So I went on the hunt for some good homemade pumpkin spice latte recipes.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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Do you like peanut butter? Do you like butter? Do you like cupcakes? Do you like the recipe of a lifetime? If you said yes to any of those then I’m happy to introduce you to….peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes! These guys are the most decadent, peanut buttery, tasty cupcakes you’ll ever eat. I do have to warn you though…proceed with caution because these are not for the faint of heart. Each one literally weighs probably two pounds and they’re super filling. Seth had one last night and he couldn’t even finish it…a grown man couldn’t finish one…just let that sink in…

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But don’t let that scare you away!! These are easy to make and will impress everyone who eats them. I do want to apologize for the lighting in the upcoming pictures…the lighting in my kitchen is weird and so some pictures taken from different angles might look darker than others. Β As usual I’ll put the condensed recipe at the end of this post! Now batter up! (are you tired of my puns yet) We’re bout to jump into this recipe!

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Easiest (and Tastiest) Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Since summer is coming to a close, I thought this would be the perfect time to write a post about my key lime pie recipe. Yes, yes, this really is my recipe. I didn’t use a cookbook or the internet to make this (hold for applause). Β The first time I made this was a couple weeks ago when my mom came to visit. Key lime pie is one of her favorite desserts and I thought making one for her would be a nice surprise. So at 10pm the night before she came, I whipped this bad boy up. And wow, I need to start baking at 10pm more often! It turned out really amazing and my mom claimed it was one of the best she’s ever had (I mean, no biggie).Β  Continue reading “Easiest (and Tastiest) Key Lime Pie Recipe”

My Favorite Spots at the LA Farmers Market

6174630496_IMG_0115You guys….welcome to the best place on earth aka the Farmers Market off of Fairfax in Los Angeles (not to be confused with the happiest place on earth, which is of course, Disney). I have been to this market a handful of times but today I took my mom for the first time. Literally as soon as she stepped off of her 9 hour flight from Jersey, she hopped in my car and we bee lined it for the market.  I plugged the address into google maps…50 minutes to go 10 miles…absolutely nothing was going to stop us.  Continue reading “My Favorite Spots at the LA Farmers Market”