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Apple Pie Slices

I love family traditions.
More specifically, I love family food traditions.

Apple Pie Slices

In my husband’s family, they all had their favorite desserts growing up, which Rob’s mom, Kitty, made for them on their birthdays. My sister-in-law Sue loves Apple Spice Cake with caramel topping, so that was her choice of birthday cake. Adam always got Angel Food Cake or Key Lime Pie, and Wes liked to change things up from year to year, but he loved Kitty’s Chocolate Soufflé. Papa Mark’s favorite was German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting.

Rob’s birthday treat is today’s topic of interest: Apple Pie Slices!

Apple Pie Slices

 

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

This week has included a larger-than-average amount of baking.
Therefore, it has been a good week! 😀

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms with Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Don’t you just love all the seasonal goodies that appear in the grocery store in the fall?

More specifically, don’t you love all the pumpkin goodies that appear in the grocery store?! I’m sorry that my second dessert post is another pumpkin one. Well… I’m not sorry. But I am sorry if you’re not a pumpkin fan. Get this though, you don’t have to use pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses– you can use any kind of Hershey Kiss! But I think the pumpkin spice ones are awesome. And they only come once a year.

So I saw these while grocery shopping the other day, and they immediately went into my basket. I didn’t know right away what to make with them, but thinking of a recipe for these little pumpkin gems wasn’t too difficult.

Before long, I was reminiscing over these Hershey Kiss cookies my mom and I used to bake. I didn’t even realize they were a well-known cookie, but after asking my mom for the recipe this week, she told me they’re called Peanut Butter Blossoms. Oh, I’ve heard of those. 🙂

Ours were a little different though. We made them in a mini muffin tin so that the chocolate gets submerged in the cookie and becomes melty and gooey. YUM. Not to mention cute!

 

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Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is officially here!
Personally, I broke out the pumpkin weeks ago. I knew it was still summer, but that didn’t stop me. Everybody else was breaking out the pumpkin already, so I did, too! Don’t judge.

This time, though, I’m getting more extreme with my pumpkin obsession. Before this, I had NEVER made my own pumpkin puree. Never! Can you believe it? I feel like a fraud, calling myself a pumpkin lover for all these years without having ever made homemade pumpkin puree.

And you know what? It’s not even difficult. Or time consuming. Or expensive. So why had I never done it before? You’ve got me.

 

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