Pumpkin ginger cupcakes — a zing and a pow

At a family gathering last week, there was no way I could show up empty-handed — and I can’t come to a fall party without something pumpkin, of course. But I wanted something different. Something a little technically challenging, because I’m apparently a sadistic baker. I found this recipe for pumpkin ginger cupcakes and knew … Continue reading Pumpkin ginger cupcakes — a zing and a pow

Sweet potato pie — a worthy (and scrumptious) alternative to pumpkin

Sometimes in life, we have to improvise. Unexpected things pop up; detours must be taken. Our path is blocked. Recipes don’t go according to plan. Like when you run out of sugar. And you’re in the middle of baking three pies. And you’ve already dumped in most of your (not inexpensive) ingredients. In keeping with … Continue reading Sweet potato pie — a worthy (and scrumptious) alternative to pumpkin

Spicy pumpkin cookies are heavy, delicious — and sure to please

Friends, family and occasional visitors of write meg! will know that I’ve become a bit of a nut about pumpkin. I can’t tell you quite when my obsession with the gourd began, but I do know that I’ve become known in some circles for my devotion to all things pertaining to that bright orange vegetable. … Continue reading Spicy pumpkin cookies are heavy, delicious — and sure to please