5 Best Dessert Recipes for Fall

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I adore Fall. But what I love even more is the chance to finally bake all the things that make me feel the warm and fuzzies. ‘Tis the season for comfort food, and it’s something I look forward to all summer long.

But today, I must admit defeat.

I don’t want to ever lie to you and pretend that I have everything all together all the time. Or any of the time. Because I really, really don’t.

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Yeasted Orange Waffles & Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

yeasted orange waffles and chocolate hazelnut spread

Happy Breakfast Week guys!

Across the country, Eater has been promoting its food-porniest breakfast finds.

Kind of makes me wonder who decides what week/day/month is assigned to each food holiday. There is literally a holiday for every single day of the year (today is National Almond Day, if you’re curious). Maybe anyone can just declare any day a holiday because they feel like it?

If that’s the case, I hereby declare every Friday to be Pajama and Cake Day. So wear your footsies to work today and bake yourself a cake. Because you’re worth it.

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Apple Stuffed Waffles


You GUYS. I made waffles today. Waffles that turned out more beautifully than I could have ever asked for: soft and fluffy inside yet crisp on the outside, filled with juicy, fully-flavored apples, and easy enough to make on a lazy Sunday morning.

finalWhabam! Fall just kicked you in the face with these babies.


I actually feel a little guilty about something: I have yet to go apple picking this Fall, and to be honest it’s been years since I’ve been able to make it happen. We’re in New England, and it’s sort of a big deal around here. In addition to the actual picking of apples, I remember there being apple cider doughnuts, caramel apples, gallons of warm apple cider, and a lot of little kids with their sticky hands running around. I remember coming home with a huge bag of apples that I had picked myself and feeling kind of proud that I was going to use the fruits of my labor (pun definitely intended) for a great pie or cake or apple challah bread. And whatever I made would be completely and totally the product of my own hard work (apart from actually planting the apple tree – ain’t nobody got time for that).




You only need two apples to make these, so if you were to go apple picking you’d have to find other uses for the rest of them. Did I mention apple challah bread!? It’s pretty great.

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