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October 26, 2018

Overnight Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Soft and fluffy overnight pumpkin cinnamon rolls with a sweet and tangy maple cream cheese frosting. These vibrant orange sweet rolls can easily be prepped the night before and baked in the morning for a delicious and wonderfully pumpkin-spiced breakfast treat!

overnight pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe with maple cream cheese frosting from forkknifeswoon.com

Are you over pumpkin yet? I’m… not. In the slightest.

So the pumpkin train unapologetically continues, with these fluffy overnight pumpkin cinnamon rolls, a recipe I’ve had in my mind ever since I shared these apple cider rolls two years ago now.

Quite a lot has changed since then in my personal life, but my basic cinnamon roll recipe – a winning combination of sweet and tender yeasted dough (in this case enriched with pumpkin puree), curled around a gooey, pumpkin butter filling, and packed with brown sugar and cinnamon and warming spice, remains a favorite.

AND, if you still have leftover pumpkin from making these chocolate muffins, homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls are a great way to use it up!
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October 17, 2018

Classic Apple Pie

Classic apple pie with a flaky all-butter lattice crust and a brown sugar, cinnamon-spiced apple filling. An all-time favorite, you’ll want to commit this crowd-pleasing Fall treat to memory!

classic apple pie recipe from forkknifeswoon.com

When it comes to your favorite tried-and-true desserts, which are the recipes you turn to again and again?

For me, apple pie easily breaks the top five. And that’s coming from a girl who’s cooking up something sweet most days.

classic apple pie recipe from forkknifeswoon.com

Last week was a really long week. I’m not a fan of the hustle culture, so when I say that life has been way too busy lately, please don’t read that as a humblebrag.

Quite the contrary. More like, for the briefest of moments I had all of the balls – baby, marriage, work, house, dog, renovations – juggling nicely in the air, but have since fumbled just about all of them, Henry’s grabbed at least one and is toddling directly towards the stairs, and my multitasking skills certainly aren’t winning any awards.

Lest you ever think based on all of these pretty desserts that I have it all together, know that I’m currently still wearing pajamas at 2:00pm, and Henry is taking his nap… in a pack-n-play in our master bathroom, since we still haven’t finished painting his new room.
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October 4, 2018

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

These easy bakery style dark chocolate pumpkin muffins are tender and flavorful, and come together in just one bowl – no mixer required – for the perfect deliciously spiced Fall breakfast treat!

One Bowl Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins via forkknifeswoon

Is it even October if we’re not baking with pumpkin?? 😬

Trick question. I actually love love love pumpkin all year round. It’s a magical ingredient to bake with, keeping things – especially cakes and quick breads – incredibly moist and tender while packing tons of cozy flavor.

For as long as I can remember, my mom has baked incredible pumpkin bread around the holidays. It’s really more cake than bread, rich and dense, and sweet, and generously spiced, and something we all look forward to every year.

It’s so good, in fact, she won’t let me share the recipe with you. She barely shares it with me! But she also mails me loaves of it when I’m far from home, so I will not complain, lest that delicious pumpkin train come grinding to a halt.

So, while the pumpkin spice trend may be a tad bit out of control (pumpkin spice kale chips, anyone?), there’s no shame in my pumpkin game, and I’m baking with winter squash all season long, starting with these double dark chocolate pumpkin muffins.
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