Sunday, November 20, 2011

all things pumpkiny.

Yep.  3rd post for today.  I guess having more time to blog is an advantage to being sick!

Now.  Let's talk pumpkins!

I'm not a fan of the traditional pumpkin pie.  However, I absolutely love almost everything else pumpkin-flavored! 
I've found some oh-so-fabulous pumpkin recipes on Pinterest and thought I'd share.  I haven't made any of them yet, but I'm planning to try a few this week!

Kristen made this once and it was SO good with Ginger Snaps!
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese
2 c powder sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin pie filling
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger

 Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add pie filling, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ginger, beating well. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Up next...
 Yes.  You read that correctly. PUMPKIN.PUPPY.CHOW.
It's no secret that "regular" puppy chow is a holiday favorite of mine, so I know I'm going to LOVE this.

For this you'll only need 3 ingredients!:
9 cups rice chex cereal
 1 bag of pumpkin Hershey Kisses (I'm going to be so mad if I'm unable to find these!)
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.

Here's the super simple recipe:
First, prep your powdered sugar and cereal. Second, using a double broiler method, melt your Hershey Kisses, stirring constantly. The kisses will reach a nice creamy consistency. Third, pour your melted kisses over your cereal in a bowl and mix and stir. Once you feel your chex are covered, dump into a bag with your powdered sugar and shake

Hungry yet? 

Moving on...

I'm worried about how many of these I may accidentally consume at one time.  Yikes.

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

How to:
1.Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
2.Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.
3.Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

The next one is an "adults only" holiday drink!:)
This just looks so yummy and festive!  Wouldn't this be perfect for a holiday party (or family Thanksgiving?!)

1/2 oz Sylk Cream Liqueur
2 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup
1 tsp whipped cream
cinnamon stick for garnish

Pour the Sylk Liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake well.
Add the pumpkin liqueur or syrup.
Shake again.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

...and finally....
The final pumpkin yummy requires no prep at all!  So, if you're not in the mood to do any baking, mixing, or stirring, this one is for you!

Blue Bell's Spiced Pumpkin Pecan

 Now, this I have tried, and 
You won't believe how good it is.

Do you have any good pumpkin recipes to share?


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The Andersons said...

*Did my links wrong the first time, so deleted that comment and tried again. Hopefully these will work! Still working on my computer programming skills. ;)

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and....I made this: Pumpkin Bread last weekend (It was TO DIE FOR!).

Another Pumpkin Treat looks great, too!

Happy Thanksgiving Break! Don't you love it?!?! :)

Silver Strands said...

hahaha! 3 posts in one day! Well, this is another great one. Thanks for the recipes - and SHEESH - I'm trying really had to keep my weight in check this holiday season but you're NOT helping :)
Happy Thanksgiving week!