Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

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I sure make a lot of scones, don’t I? I’ve already shared recipes on how to make blueberry, chive, and cranberry white chocolate versions, and I’m sure I’m not even close to being done. It’s funny because I only started making them in the last year or so—before that I’d never even eaten one. I always catch on to great ideas wayyyy too late. If you want another example, I recently had the epiphany that if I rinse out my laundry detergent[Read more]

AF2B: Mirror Glaze Pumpkins

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That’s right, folks, I’m trying a new thing. Acronyms. AF2B stands for Amanda Fails to Bake, and with any luck I will use it so rarely that I’ll have to explain it all over again the next time I use it!  This post is all how I failed to execute what I thought was an ingenious idea: mini mirror glazed pumpkins. Why? Because mirror glaze cakes are so hot right now. Even I made one, and I suck at keeping up[Read more]

The Softest Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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  Lovelies! Did you miss out on my Fluffy Pumpkin Sheet Cake? If so, there is no need to worry because I’m bringing you yet another (slightly modified) recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (with “new” being 1981)!  I don’t quite prefer the terms “adapted” or “modified” to describe changing up a recipe. That is why I have decided to instead to call it a remix, and I hope you will too. One caveat: it’s imperative that you say[Read more]

Fluffy Pumpkin Sheet Cake

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Fine. It’s fall. I accept it. Don’t get me wrong, I *love* fall, it’s just that here in TX the temperatures are still scorching and the mosquitoes are still attacking. If it weren’t for football and I’d still be in denial!  The good thing about autumn is that I happen to have a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from 1981 that has tons of fall recipes! My grandmother sent it to me years ago, bless her heart. I think my my[Read more]