A giant thank you to my readers in Seattle and Portland for making my book tour trip to both cities unforgettable. Since I gave nearly all of you hugs in person like a total creep, here’s a virtual– but just as enthusiastic– hug. Come here, you!
Alright, here are some more book signings this month including a new signing we just scheduled in Boston. It’s an evening release party on October 29th! Bring your friends, taste candy samples, eat gelato, and you know I’ll be giving you a hug. (Please see above.) It’s completely free.
Today! October 17th–> Minneapolis MN. 12-4pm Williams Sonoma (Mall of America)
October 18th–> Denver CO. 2-6pm Williams Sonoma, 3000 East First Ave
October 21st–> Trenton NJ. 6-7:30pm Barnes & Noble at TCNJ (open to public!)
October 26th–> Washington DC. 6-7:30pm Barnes & Noble at The Catholic University of America (open to public!)
October 27th–>Portsmouth NH. 6:30-8:30pm RiverRun Bookstore
October 28th–> Boston MA. 12-1:30pm DEMO at Barnes & Noble at Northeastern followed by a book signing (open to public, FREE event, come see me cook candy, and let’s eat it!)
October 29th–> Boston MA. 7-9pm Sally’s Candy Addiction / Morano Gelato party!! The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. (Books will be for sale at Morano Gelato. FREE event!)
October 30th–>Boston MA 7-9pm Wellesley Books
In November: NYC, 2 Baltimore stops, 2 St. Louis stops, 2 Chicago stops, Pittsburgh, and 2 Cleveland stops. Here’s the full book tour schedule. Remember, the first 25 people at each location get a free bag of Diamond of California nuts!
For today’s Saturday Seven, I’m sharing some of my super simple pumpkin desserts. Hopefully all of you pumpkin spice fanatics out there have been baking up a storm with fall’s favorite ingredient. Let’s start by chatting about my very popular recipe for pumpkin pie. Have you tried The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe yet? This recipe took me quite awhile to perfect. My pumpkin pie recipe uses a very unique ingredient to amp up the flavor. Not only this, I teach you how to decorate your own great pumpkin pie with festive pie crust leaves and sugared cranberries.
This is a must-see right now!
Next up? What would dessert in October be without pumpkin streusel bars? Lame, that’s what. I add vanilla glaze… for good measure. I can’t believe I haven’t made a pan of these yet this year. That’s changing when I get home on Monday!
One of my favorite cookies on the planet are these pumpkin oatmeal cookies. Packed with stuff! Just the way I like all my cookies. And they’re suuuuuper soft and flavorful.
Let me just remind you about this cream cheese swirled pumpkin goodness, k?
Remember when I combined pumpkin cake and cheesecake last year? I certainly do. I’m still working off all those calories. 😆
After all that pumpkin cake cheesecake, you’ll definitely crave something a little healthier. Let it be this pumpkin pie protein smoothie. Which, remarkably, has 12g protein AND tastes like actual pumpkin pie. Heck yeah, healthy dessert!
I can’t remember life before my fudge brownie cupcakes with pumpkin cream cheese frosting and I’m ok with that. These cupcakes are everything.
Q: Have you tried any of these recipes before?
Q: What other fall flavors do you love? Apple, spice, caramel, etc?