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Cranberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

 Cranberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes via The Baker Chick

What types of desserts are part of your Thanksgiving traditions? Classics like Pumpkin, Apple & Pecan Pie? A dessert buffet with a mish mash of all types of sweets? All of the above? I personally like to have a healthy mix of classics and some new and fun desserts. A Pumpkin dessert of some kind is a must, a classic Pecan Pie for my brother-in-law, and Salted Caramel Apple Pie as well. Beyond that, I like to change it up every year with at least one thing unexpected and a bit different.

I love a creamy and rich cheesecake and these are exactly that. Add in a swirl of seasonal cranberry and it may be my new favorite holiday dessert. These are crazy good, like so good that I cannot be trusted around them.  Cranberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes via The Baker Chick


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Pumpkin Mousse Torte

 Pumpkin Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick

Every year, I love coming up with show-stopping desserts that can hold their own with all the other more traditional standards we know and love. Usually I choose something involving pumpkin, because it’s just my favorite and people seem to expect it. After the huge success that was this Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte, I have been dying to try to recreate it with some fall flavors and man oh man did I succeed!

 Pumpkin Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick  Pumpkin Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick


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Triple Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

 Triple Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls via The Baker Chick

My heart is yearning for a brisk day. Though it’s mid-October, the weather has been playing games with us, hitting mid 70s and humid- leaving me using my space heater one night and the air conditioner the next. While this balmy weather is just what the doctor ordered for say- July, I need that crispness. I need to be able to walk out the door with a sweater and scarf, my favorite pair of boots, and a warm coffee. (I had to get iced yesterday!)  Triple Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls via The Baker Chick


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Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

 Salted Caramel Apple Crisp via The Baker Chick

I know that it’s currently hotter than it actually was most of the summer, but I can’t wait any longer to start sharing some fall-ish recipes. It’s like the minute September hits, my taste buds automatically need apple and pumpkin and spice. Even if summer produce is still in season, mentally I prefer anything and everything fall.

I love this crisp. Not only because it has the words “salted caramel” in it, but because its so easy and super delicious. Now I just adore making pies as I’ve made pretty clear around here. (I even confessed my dream of opening my own pie shop someday,) but the fact that this baby is crust-less, therefore making it that much easier to throw together is a huge perk.

 Salted Caramel Apple Crisp via The Baker Chick

 Salted Caramel Apple Crisp via The Baker Chick


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Ginger Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches

 Ginger Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches via The Baker Chick

Maybe you disagree, but I personally find baking much more satisfying in the colder months. Now I definitely love eating sweets all year long, but when turning the oven on makes your home nice & toasty, it’s preferable for it to have been chilly to begin with don’t you think?

That being said, not even 90 and humid can keep me away from baking all summer long, but when I do I much prefer the end result to be something refreshing. Pies get topped with cold ice cream, brownies get eaten out of the freezer, and ice cream gets made more than ever. Ever since making these amazing cookies in December I’ve been dying for more ways to use them, and I knew they would be just perfect as an ice cream sandwich.

 Ginger Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches via The Baker Chick