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Pecan and Apple Spice Cupcakes with Yogurt Glaze

Growing up, my favorite cake has always been the perfectly Autumnal carrot cake. Maybe having an October birthday just destined me to love all things with nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. This year, though, I thought I would try a lighter take on the fall spice cake. These cupcakes taste deceptively decadent, but come in at just under 200 calories each. The yogurt glaze is a light take on cream cheese frosting – it adds the tartness but doesn’t overwhelm the delicate apple flavor.

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Banana Sour Cream Bread

My last attempt at banana bread was quite a flop, but today’s take was so much better. For one, I had all the ingredients. That always helps. It was also a much more peaceful evening in the S. household, and peace makes for the best cooking environment.

This bread strikes a lovely balance between sweet, spice, and tart. I haven’t added quantities on the cinnamon and nutmeg, I do think that is quite a personal preference and I never measure myself, but always sprinkle generously (we like things spicy around here). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


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