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Garlic-Infused Italian Bread

Garlic-Infused Italian Bread

This simple garlicky Italian bread is better than anything you can find in the store and gets bonus points because no stand mixer is required! 

Recipe: Garlic-Infused Italian Bread

Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

This striking roll cake made to resemble a tiger's stripes is a delicious two-tone sponge cake filled with rich chocolate ganache that makes you want to growl.

Recipe: Tiger Skin Swiss Roll

Vegetarian Pot Pies

Vegetarian Pot Pies

Looking for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dish? This hearty pot pie is just what you need. It's filled with lentils and veggies and topped with a delicious cornmeal biscuit.

Recipe: Vegetarian Pot Pie

Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

These carrot cake cupcakes came about when the author was feeling nostalgic about her childhood Thanksgiving celebrations. After topping the cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting ("Not the traditional orange but the orange of the couches I see in all my parents photos when they were children"), she decorates them with edible pearls to give them a chic retro feeling. 

Recipe: Retro Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles

These classic Christmas cookies are a double whammy of sweetness. The rich chocolate dough is rolled in powdered sugar before baking causing the lovely crackles.

Recipe: Chocolate Crackles

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Start your day with a sweet taste of fall! Joelen jazzes up canned biscuits to make this deliciously decadent breakfast bread that's also fun to eat. 

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Sometimes in life you just need a big slice of rich chocolate cake that's filled and frosted with luscious chocolate buttercream icing. This cake is all that plus more!

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

It's never too early to start planning holiday menus! For this delicious trifle, soft gingerbread is layered with pumpkin mousse and whipped cream to create an easy but elegant dish. Rachel suggests making this if you need a change of pace from the usual pies that grace holiday tables. 

Recipe: Gingerbread Trifle

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

This homemade whole wheat pita bread was so easy to make and tasty, that Kelsey says she'll never go back to store-bought pita again. I can't blame her, they look amazing!

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Witchy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Witchy Pumpkin Cupcakes

from Whisk Kid

If cupcakes dressed up for Halloween, what would they be? Whisk Kid has the answer for us with these spicy pumpkin cupcakes that decided to be witches this year! 

Recipe: Whisk Kid