Day of the Dead Cookies

IMG_1276I have to say, halloween gives a very limited color scheme to play with so when I decided to play around with royal icing, the Day of the Dead gave me more inspiration. I suppose this time of year just reminds me of my trip to Mexico and the bright colors help me through the chills of the season. I used a slightly altered Rose Levy Beranbaum royal icing recipe and had some fun with my new skull cookie cutter.

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Pumpkin Muffins

IMG_1188 - Version 2It is that time of year! Pumpkin rolls, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice, pumpkin carving, I don’t know about you but I want pumpkin all the time these days. In fact I am having pumpkin, apple, and sausage stew for dinner as I write this.

When I started my job, my boss gave me a packet of recipes. The following was never one we used at work but I decided to make them special for brunch. Not too sweet, but plenty in pumpkin flavor, these moist muffins are a great start to a crisp fall morning.

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