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Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Porch Decorations

I am having a very hard time getting my fall decorating done. I have been procrastinating for about a month.   This year I wanted to do some decorating on my porch.  I don't have a big porch but I still wanted to do something.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

No Bake Chocolate and Pumpkin Cookies ~ Fill The Cookie Jar

When you hear the word Fall what goes through your mind?  I think of pumpkin, sweatshirts, leaves turning colours and falling and cooler weather.  Fall is our theme for this month's Fill the Cookie Jar and although the weather hasn't isn't cooler yet, it looks like it when we look outside... leaves are turning and floating to the ground.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Bacon Ratatouille - #CIC

I was excited when I saw that pumpkin what one of the ingredients for this month's Crazy Ingredient Challenge.  I wasn't sure if I would have time this month to make my dish but luckily I did and it was AMAZING or at least I thought so.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Chocolate Latte

What does Salted Caramel, Maxwell House International Latte and Green Mountain Coffee - Pumpkin Spice have in common?   You guessed it... An AWESOME SUPBERB LATTE perfect for Autumn.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fill the Cookie Jar with Healthy Pumpkin Unbakes

Fall makes me think of leaves turning colours, cooler weather (although we haven't had too much warm weather here), pumpkins, apples and bunny hugs.   September brings fall and it is also Health awareness month.  So why am I talking about fall and health because it is Fill the Cookie Jar time and I am bringing health and fall together.

Monday, October 21, 2013

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Pumpkin and Cheesecake... two of my favorite things and what could be better on a Fall day then a Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake ~ nothing right?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Fudge

This past weekend, my brother and family came to visit and I was able to cook with my niece.  It was so much fun.  I was able to teach my niece how my mom taught me to make fudge and how she showed me  what a soft boil stage was and when the fudge was ready.  She did this by dropping a small amount of the candy into cold water and move it around with her finger, if it made a small ball then it was ready.  I still use this method, although I do have a candy thermometer.   As my mother passed away many years ago, and this was a way that my niece could learn something about her grandmother.  My niece also loves to cook, so hopefully in the near future I will be able to cook and bake with her more.

Pumpkin Spice Fudge 
adapted from Pumpkin Bliss Fudge  Dawn's Divine Delight
2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
4 oz white chocolate ( I used Ghiradelli Vanilla Dream, approx 1 and 1/4 bar)
1 bag Hershey Pumpkin Spice Kisses
1 7 oz marshmallow creme (1 used 1 cup homemade marshmallow creme RECIPE)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract - (I forgot to put this in...but my white chocolate has vanilla)

Butter a 9x13 pan or place tin foil in it.  Unwrap kisses and chop up chocolate.
Place sugars, butter, milk, pumpkin puree in a saucepan cook over medium heat until sugars are dissolved. Then continue this until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly.  Boil until the mixture is in a soft- ball stage, approximately 234 degrees on the candy thermometer.
Take off heat and add chocolate,and marshmallow creme and mix until well mixed and smooth. Stir in vanilla (if you are using) and mix well
Pour into your prepared 9x13 pan.  The fudge is already setting at this stage and place in refrigerator to set.

*I took mine out in an hour and was able to cut it and serve it. (my company was leaving and I wanted my helpers to be able to taste it).  The fudge was still a bit warm on the bottom but cut easily and stayed in pieces while we ate it.   So smooth and delicious.  I w it.   It is so smooth and a wonderful pumpkin flavor.  My brother told me we could come for Christmas as long as we brought this with us.  So glad that I bought many bags of pumpkin spice kisses!

the process in fudge making.... with the help of my nieces!
They were so much help.

and one last picture because it is oh so yummy!

Linked up here:  Mix it up MondaysSunday Sweet Confessions Link Party,Manic MondaysWednesday Extravaganza

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkin, Biscoff YUM and in a Cookie.....

When I saw this recipe on last week's Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party... I just knew that I had to make them.  For one thing they had pumpkin, second biscoff and then third I can add whatever my little heart desired to make them mine.  They had everything I loved in a recipe.  And I had to make them right now, no waiting, no hesitating but right now... But first I need to make a quick trip to the grocery store to find some Hershey Pumpkin Spice kisses as that is what I wanted to put on them for sure.... Well, the grocery store didn't have them and I really didn't want to run 14 miles to Wally-world to get them so I thought I would stop in Shopko to see if they by chance had them... SCORE! they did... I did have to buy more then one package and a few other candies... Harvest M&M's and Candy Corn M&M's but those will be used for the next great discovery..
Onto where I found these great morsels... I found them at Cooking to Perfection.

Pumpkin Biscoff Cookies/ This and That #pumpkin #biscoff #cookies

Pumpkin Biscoff Cookies
adapted from Cooking to Perfection
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup biscoff spread
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup turbinado sugar ( I didn't have any brown sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract  
1 cup Pure Pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, pumpkin spice kisses
4 oz cream cheese
2 tsp butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

* note links on some of the ingredients are so if you haven't seen these ingredients you would know what to look for, they are not where I buy them from.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper.
In mixing bowl, add butter, biscoff spread and sugars, cream for 1 -2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.  Mix in Pumpkin making sure to scrape sides and mix thoroughly.
In separate bowl  mix cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt and flour.  Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend until just combined, do not over mix.  Add optional ingredients of cranberries, white and milk chocolate chips.
I added the cranberries and white and milk chocolate chips to half the mixture and left the rest as original.  Drop large tablespoon size dough onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes until set (they should not be brown).
If using kisses, unwrap kisses before cookies are ready to come out of the oven and once out place on top of baked cookie pressing slightly. Do this while warm or they won't stay on cookie.  I use the original mixture for the cookies with the kisses on.
Mix icing ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.  Place small amount of icing on top of cookie once cooled.  I iced the plan and some of the cookies that I put the dried cranberries and chips in.  Enjoy, I bet you can't eat just one.

Pumpkin Biscoff Cookies/ This and That #pumpkin #biscoff #cookies

Pumpkin Biscoff Cookies/ This and That #pumpkin #biscoff #cookies

   Til next time <3 <3 <3 Marlys