Pumpkin Fudge

It’s finally pumpkin time!

Pumpkin Fudge - Mrs. Penguin

It’s also October. This year is going by so fast. In a month I will have had this little blog space for a year. I’ll talk about that next month though.

So, pumpkin fudge. I have a lot of feelings about fudge. In college I worked at a Hallmark store that had a candy case. Which is amazing because you get to sample all of the candies in order to sell them and recommend them to people. Around this time of year we would get pumpkin pie fudge and pecan pie fudge. They didn’t sell very well because most people would just get the classics, like chocolate or peanut butter. I enjoyed the not-classic fudge flavors though.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

I have had a string of recipe fails this past weekend. Fortunately, these muffins made it out unscathed.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins - Mrs. Penguin

In fact, these chocolate cream cheese muffins made up for the fact that I was almost in tears over some pie. I waited patiently for said pie to bake, tested it, sliced into it and pulled out a pile of mush. I swear, the past couple of weeks I get 1 out of every 3 recipes I test to come out right.

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Roasted Peach and Raspberry Pops

I know it’s technically fall, but I’m going to sneak in one more popsicle recipe.

Roasted Peach and Raspberry Pops - Mrs. Penguin

So I made these roasted peach and raspberry pops fairly healthy and they are really easy. Last week I went to Denver. Let me tell you, I ate all the food. I had pancakes, cheese fries, tacos, pizza… you know, everything unhealthy. I couldn’t control myself! I tried to counteract it by going hiking and using the hotel’s fitness center. The day I got back I went to the grocery store and picked up lots of produce.

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

I would post a photo of this cake in it’s entirety, but it looks too much like all of the other cakes I make.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake - Mrs. Penguin

Plus, the inside is the most exciting part, right? It’s filled with layers of peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache and peanut butter whipped cream. Just because it looks like other cakes I’ve made, doesn’t mean it’s any less delicious. In fact, it may be my new favorite cake. Peanut butter and chocolate, but mostly peanut butter, how could this go wrong? It’s also a lot of work. So make this for your peanut butter and chocolate loving friend for their birthday!

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Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

These are simply delicious.

Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting - Mrs. Penguin

Sometimes I really want something simple. I really like extravagant desserts, but at the same time I want just something less fancy. So I made these less-fancy-but-still-delicious cupcakes. I had high hopes of making homemade nutella. It wasn’t meant to be, as it turned out chunky and the more I blended it, the more oil it produced. It tasted good, but it wasn’t what I wanted, you know? Sometimes things don’t turn out right or as expected, I’ll save it for another day. These cupcakes always turn out perfectly moist and delicious.

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