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Fudgy Pumpkin Squares with Gluten-Free Option

For some reason, we tend to eat pumpkin only in a short window of time each fall. Frankly, a lovely pumpkin pie seems to be an appropriately colored Easter dessert. Pumpkin cookies or squares are actually welcome any time. Suzi’s corporate customers at Cooking by the Book just keep picking this dessert year round. Whether…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Oh, dear. Thanksgiving is one week away and you have not decided on dessert. You want something pumpkin but you don’t want that traditional pie? Just, just over it? Not sure what to do? From Sweet by Valerie Gordon here is a pumpkin dessert that goes above and beyond mere pie: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap…

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Apple-Pumpkin Pie from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but employing them in savory and sweet dishes. Sweet like this one. This dish is one of those “why didn’t I ever think of that” masterpieces. For Thanksgiving we all have our pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Ice Cream for Thanksgiving Dessert

While we all think “pie” when you say “pumpkin” there are other ways to enjoy that deep pumpkin flavor. We’ve featured a spectacular Pumpkin Chiffon Cake: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/pumpkin-chiffon-cake-for-thanksgiving/ And there are pumpkin cookies galore. Here’s a cooler idea: Pumpkin Ice Cream. This recipe comes from William Sonoma, but you’ll see notes in the recipe ingredients below…

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