Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Crunch – The Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert

I don’t know about you all, but my family had an awesome Halloween.  We spent it with some of our best friends and their kiddos (who are some of our kiddos best friends.) Before we headed out into the dark drizzle with our to-go hot chocolates, we gathered first at our house for hot spiced honeycrisp… Continue reading Pumpkin Crunch – The Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin

I’ve been wanting to do this since I discovered Pinterest a few years ago, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I was really wanting pumpkin pie a couple of days ago, so I asked the kids “Do you want to make mini pumpkin pies?” and they yelled “Yes!” So, we got out… Continue reading Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

The Best Way to Clean and Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is to make a big pot of hot apple cider, turn on It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and carve pumpkins with my kids.  This of course, is not complete until we have also roasted our pumpkin seeds to perfection. I think we can all agree that there is… Continue reading The Best Way to Clean and Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Shame on me. I should know myself better by now than to make something titled “Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler” when I am 5 months pregnant and eating everything in sight. Seriously. It’s like I want to gain 65 lbs. My brother’s lovely girlfriend Lexie sent me the pin on pinterest, knowing that I would want it… Continue reading Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars

Baking disasters. They are the absolute worse.  Almost nothing makes me grouchier. As I see it, there are two kinds of baking disasters: Those of epic proportions (like a cheesecake that cost $30 to make and then doesn’t turn out, a Pyrex bowl full of hot lemon curd actually exploding all over your kitchen, or… Continue reading Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

Last night, we carved our pumpkins.  Always an adventure with a 3 year old and a 1 year old. After we had finished, and the pumpkins were all lit up on our porch, my daughter and I set about the icky but necessary task of separating the stringy orange pumpkin guts from the seeds so… Continue reading How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds