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October A Note from Marcy

  It's the Great Pumpkin Issue of, starting with FREE Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Caramel Sticky Buns, plus Pumpkin Pie Latte and more, like incredible Pendelton Chocolate Pecan Pie. When you're a baker, October is all treat, no tricks - just sublime food. Enjoy!

(p.s. Last call for the $19.99 BB Recipe Archive Special)

Dear Friends and Fellow Bakers,

Welcome to the Great Pumpkin month and all the great pumpkin baking that goes with it!

I don’t know why it is but I totally adore pumpkins, both as part of my house décor and in so much of my baking. As for the former, each year, around mid-September through to the end of October, I collect both real pumpkins (I love the new white ones) and whatever interesting crafty pumpkins I can find at Home Sense, Pier 1 or Etsy. I so enjoy creating pumpkin-esque environments. In addition, I strategically place pumpkin candles (along with vanilla, cinnamon, and incredible Pumpkin Peach from all through my home and pumpkin pie tea is always on the boil. In a phrase: fall is good – and October is one of my favorite months in all ways. It’s just rife with hospitality and a sense of cozying up which makes it perfect for baking.

I don’t know about you but September disappears in the holidays as well as back-to-school, back-to-life scheduling. The balmy weather around here also makes me feel it’s still summer but there’s the autumn schedule one has to tend to. As warm as it may be, there are still leaves to rake and house-y things to deal with as the seasons change, no matter how warm the temperatures.
Seasonally, my appetite also changes and I want homey baking as well as tons of soups and lots of spice, both sweet and savory. On a random but nice food note, I’ve just discovered, as a thyroid person (those who have it get it) that one of the foods I should avoid is kale! And here it is, October lst, National Kale Day!  From now on, I’ll be using spinach whenever recipes call for kale. (Does anyone remember that once kale was used just to decorate salad bars? Who knew it was edible? Ok – I jest. I like kale fair enough but it’s nice to know I can now avoid it if I choose to).

Some notes  -

$1.99 for my E-Books! Limited Time

When Bakers Cook, A Passion for Baking Bargain Time!
$1.99 on Kindle Countdown starting October 2! (that's tomorrow!)

When Bakers Cook (link put in your browser)

A Passion for Baking (link/put in your browser)

Love and Ordinary Things (my poetry book) (link)

I have two Kindle Countdowns starting today (October lst through October 4th) for both When Bakers Cook and my poetry book, Love and Ordinary Things (which at $.99 is a steal of a deal). But for a limited time you can get When Bakers Cook on Kindle for $1.99 (it goes up a little each day until the end of the promotion). $19.99 Subscription Special – Last Call (for a long time)

And as I am working creating the new BB website, this is the last time this year and perhaps for awhile, that I can offer the BB $19.99 special which gives you full access the site’s recipes (over 2500 recipes).  To have the special, just email $19.99 to via (You can also add on to your current subscription). I also would like to advise you that the recipe Pay-by-Recipe option is being discontinued as I create the new website of

Please enjoy an (almost) all-pumpkin recipe collection this month as well as the beautiful Banana Chocolate Chip Scones and too-good-to-save-it for Thanksgiving, Pendelton Chocolate Pecan Pie. For those celebrating Thanksgiving, as well as looking for break-the-fast recipes, there’s a ton of great recipes in my BB Recipe Archives.

Warm wishes for Yom Kippur, Halloween, and Canadian Thanksgiving.

Marcy Goldman
Master Baker, Author
Est. 1997

To see the all the October recipes of the month, go to

October 2014 Recipe Collection

Pumpkin Buttermilk Waffles
Home Blend Pumpkin Pie Spice FREE
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Caramel Sticky Buns FREE
Doah Spice
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread
Country Style Buttermilk Bread Free
Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scones Pumpkin Scones
Pumpkin Pie Latte FREE  
Pumpkin Pie Spice Yeasted Donuts
Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts

Plus Some Non-Pumpkin Treats!
Caramel Apple Cake
Pendelton Chocolate Pecan Pie
Banana Chocolate Chip Scones


Previous Monthly Essays from A Note From Marcy:

Essays to tickle your funny bone, wake up your inner baker, twinge on your heartstrings, or make you smile and say, ‘I’ve know the feeling; I know the place”. If you missed an essay, or a season in baking or inner sensibility, we invite you to stroll through our archived Notes From Marcy.

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