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Pumpkin meets my favorite Italian dessert in this Pumpkin Cannoli Dip

  —— Where to find the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia isn’t the only food topic which we locals have a strong opinion about (for the record, it’s Jim’s Steaks for me.) If you’re from South Philly or live near by and have any Italian blood in your family lineage, you probably have a preference on where to get cannoli – the fried dough pastry filled with sweetened ricotta. In our family, it’s Isgro Pastries (or Potito’s Bakery for a close second.) For our wedding reception, we had mini cannoli from Isgro’s brought in and I may or may not have gone on a “eat cannoli every single day” binge during our honeymoon in Sicily. True be told, my favorite part of the cannoli is the super...

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Soft and pillowy donut muffins infused with delicious apple cider and fall spices, coated in butter and cinnamon-sugar!

Fall is finally here, and I couldn’t be more ready for it! One of my fondest memories during this time of year is attending the annual harvest festival in Hood River, Oregon with my mom and grandma. While my grandma is no longer with us, it’s still a fun little event I get to enjoy with my mom, and I love that it never changes. The festival still offers the same local products and entertainment, and has kept that comforting small-town atmosphere, despite how much the town has grown over the years. Along with big home-baked cookies, delicious berry jams, the freshest kettle corn on earth, and an endless array of freshly-picked orchard apples, you can always find a vendor...

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