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Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These festive crowd-pleasers are a wonderful fall and winter cookie: spice-kissed molasses cookies topped with vanilla icing. Mmm! And the best part is, this recipe makes TONS of cookies so you'll have plenty to share with friends and family!

Recipe: Martha Stewart's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

I love how Shanon talks about pumpkin pie: "I consider pumpkin pie as the “Grand Hoo-Ha” of Thanksgiving Day. Every year I am looking for “the” recipe. Something that retains the pumpkin flavor with a creative twist..." Well folks, this is it!

Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Cream

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

The Curvy Carrot shares this delectable festive spice cake: "This recipe, absolutely, will be on my table this year at Thanksgiving. It was amazing. And even better, it was a cinch to put together. We’re talking: 20 minutes maximum in prep time, and then the baking time."

Recipe: Cranberry Upside-Downer

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

These dreamy bars could be the last word on Thanksgiving sweets - smooth pumpkin deeply infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice...all covered with a cream cheese and butter frosting that in no way distracts from the rich pumpkin flavor. And because the batter fills an entire jelly roll pan, true pumpkin enthusiasts have plenty to share! 

Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

Pear Grand Marnier Crisp

Pear Grand Marnier Crisp

from CaffeIna

I think I have a new favorite fall dessert: pear granola Grand Marnier crisp. No additional words are needed!

Recipe: Pear granola Grand Marnier crisp

Apple Buttermilk Pound Cake

Apple Buttermilk Pound Cake

A rich buttermilk pound cake starring seasonal apples and cinnamon is the perfect treat to enjoy on a cool fall day. Sandra adapted a recipe to come up with this lovely cake. She says, "I fell in love with it the first time I made it. I knew the addition of apples and cinnamon would take it to the next level."

Recipe: Apple Buttermilk Poundcake

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Little cheesecakes (baked in muffin tins) starring pumpkin, cream cheese, spice - as well as a crunchy cinnamon pepita streusel on top. Oh yeah. These are rich... but they happen to be low-carb, gluten-free and sugar-free too. :)

Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins with Cinnamon Pepita Streusel

Buttercup Oat Muffins

Buttercup Oat Muffins

There's a whole world of winter squash out there beyond the ubiquitous pumpkin - many of which are even better tasting! These wonderfully spiced wholesome muffins are made healthy and seasonal with the addition of butternut winter squash.

Recipe: Buttercup Squash Oat Muffins

Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

Want to do something new with the cranberries that are popping up everywhere, come Thanksgiving time? Try these scrumptious-looking tartelettes that pair up the berries with chocolate, and that are just beyond cute because anything that comes in individual portions is just irresistible. You can quote us on that. ;)

Recipe: Cranberry-Chocolate Tartelettes

The Best Cranberry Bread Ever

The Best Cranberry Bread Ever

I love it when people share their absolute favorite recipes with the world. This is touted as "The Best Cranberry Bread Ever" and it's made with fresh fall cranberries, yum... I dare you to bake some for yourself just to see if it's true - I have a feeling you'll get something really delicious out of the deal. :)

Recipe and story: The Best Cranberry Bread Ever