Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Things Pumpkin

Being Halloween, I decided it was time to equip you with all things pumpkin. There is something heavenly about a pumpkin candle burning, sipping a pumpkin latte, or munching delicious pumpkin muffins. Or pancakes. Or get the point. And since Thanksgiving is less than a month away, I figure we need to enjoy these warm flavors before St. Nick comes a' calling. So here goes, a few fun and delightful (and slightly indulgent!) recipes to get you into the spirit of fall. Treat yourself today!

Silver Dollar Pumpkin Pancakes (thank you, Pioneer Woman!!)
  • 3 cups Cake Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 cups Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Butter, For Serving
  • Maple Syrup, Warmed, For Serving
  • Finely Chopped Pecans, For Serving
  • Caramel Sauce, For Drizzling (optional)
  • Mix first nine ingredients and drop tablespoons of batter onto hot griddle. Flip after about a minute and let cook until golden brown. Toppings optional but what good is a pancake without all the accoutrements?? Enjoy!!

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    Here are a few more ways to use canned pumpkin (15 oz. can):
    Easy Pumpkin Pie- Combine one can pumpkin puree with one block softened cream cheese, one cup sugar and half tub Cool Whip. Pour into prepared graham cracker pie shell and top with the remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve!
    Pumpkin Brownies- Combine one can pumpkin puree with one box brownie mix and bake according to box directions. That's it. Seriously!!
    Pumpkin Spice Latte-  Are you sooo over paying $4+ for a cup of Jo?? Me too!! Prepare your own coffee (one cup) to taste with sugar and milk, then add 2-3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin and about 1 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste. Simmer over low heat until pumpkin has dissolved.
    There are endless ways to use this year's bounty of pumpkins so get crackin'!! What will you make?? Happy Halloween! Be safe!

    1 comment:

    1. I'm making pumpkin bourbon ice cream with gingersnaps right now. MMMM.