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

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Whenever you’re making a new recipe from Paula Deen, you know it’s going to be bad.  Or good.  Or so bad it’s good.  Or so good it’s bad.  Do you know what I mean? Butter. Eggs. Sugar. Cream Cheese.  All the bad things that are also the good things. Fall is here! Fall is here!… Continue reading Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

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

banana recipes · Breads

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I am a big banana bread person.  I love it.  I don’t get depressed when I see the bananas I bought earlier in the week slowly browning and rotting away.  I get excited, because it means I’ll get to make some banana bread or banana muffins or something. I have a whole category on this… Continue reading Pumpkin Banana Bread

Breads · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Uncategorized

Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

You know the old cartoons where somebody like Daffy Duck would be thinking about his next move, and he’d have a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other shoulder, each telling him what to do? I have those too, but not a devil and an angel.  My life is a… Continue reading Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

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