Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake

This simple Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake is made from scratch without cake mix and served straight from the cake pan. Topped with whipped cream frosting, the pumpkin lover in you won’t be able to resist!

Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake made from scratch without cake mix

Pumpkin, pumpkin everything. Are you tired of pumpkin yet? I hope you said no because I pretty much have a million more pumpkin recipes in the works for you (sorry not sorry). I can’t help it though. I’m one of *those* people that once Starbucks starts selling pumpkin spice lattes, all bets are off (actually I was late getting on the train this year because it was still in the 90s on Labor Day). I haven’t baked too much with pumpkin at home yet. So far I had my pumpkin spice cannoli dip, but that’s about it. Time to start baking! First up on this year’s list – Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake. It’s a made from scratch pumpkin cake filled with pumpkin spice syrup then topped with a whipped cream frosting and a combination of toffee bits and mini chocolate chips for a bit of crunch. It’s a simple one layer cake made in a square cake pan that you can easily serve straight from the pan.

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Pork Teriyaki Meatball Sub

Japanese meets meatballs with this Pork Teriyaki Meatball Sub recipe that can be ready in under 60 minutes, making it an easy weeknight dinner when you’re craving Asian food for dinner.

Pork Teriyaki Meatball Sub with homemade teriyaki sauce

Teriyaki has been one of my favorite sauces since I could remember. The first time I had teriyaki was probably at the mall because there is almost always someone handing out free samples of chicken teriyaki in the food court. Sometimes I would purposely cut through the food court just to eat some samples. Now I get my teriyaki fix in a certain area of Pittsburgh where one of the Asian grocery stores serves chicken and pork teriyaki in front on the sidewalk for $2. I usually end up getting the pork because I eat chicken all the time. When I take a bite, it reminds me I don’t cook with pork as often as I should, especially ground pork since you can use it almost exactly like ground beef. One of my go-to dinners with any type of ground meat is meatballs, either paired with pasta or as meatball subs. However, I’ve eaten way too many traditional meatball subs growing up thanks to band practices and competitions, so I’m always looking for new ways to introduce other flavors. I’m not sure where the idea came from exactly to make these Pork Teriyaki Meatball Subs other than I love teriyaki sauce, but I love the idea of mashing two classic recipes into one. I opted to bake the meatballs rather than frying to be hands off with the cooking and to help cut back on the grease. Since it only takes 30 minutes to bake the meatballs, you can easily make these subs for an easy weeknight dinner any day of the week.

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Red Apple Cider Sangria

Red Apple Cider Sangria - the perfect Hallowine cocktail

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Casillero del Diablo Wines. All opinions are 100% mine. Relax this Halloween with Red Apple Cider Sangria - the perfect Hallowine cocktail to serve an adult party crowd with minimal … [Continue reading]

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Pie

No need to buy a box of brownie mix when you need an effortless and simple dessert recipe! Brownies meet pie with this fudgy peanut butter brownie pie with peanut butter cups and can be served straight from the pan. When I'm in charge of making … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Spice Cannoli Dip

Pumpkin Spice Cannoli Dip for fall parties

If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing dip for entertaining your hungry party guests, then look no further than this Pumpkin Spice Cannoli Dip recipe. It's like eating a cannoli but without having to fill cannoli shells. There's a section of … [Continue reading]

Caramel Apple Pecan Tart

Caramel Apple Pecan Tart is actually an apple cake with pecans all dressed up in a tart pan.

This beautiful yet easy Caramel Apple Pecan Tart is actually an apple cake with pecans all dressed up in a tart pan. No need to make a pie crust; all you need to do is pour cake batter into the pan and top with apples. Halfway through September … [Continue reading]