We had a new neighbor move in next door about 2 months ago. When she moved in, I was like, “Look at me I am going to bake something for her and then we can take it over and introduce ourselves so she can have a lovely welcome to the neighborhood.” Like in the movies. Only I kept being too busy/forgetting and I have been feeling like a bigger and bigger jerk for not having introduced myself at all. But I was bound and determined to bake a neighbor treat and fullfill my vision. So finally last Friday I decided to get my act together and bake one of the cookie recipes from my “Yummy for Autumn” pinterest board. It consists of two oatmeal cookies full of warm fally spices with sweet pumpkin filling nestled in between. In other words, YES.
I followed the recipe exactly as is but doubled it so I could have cookies enough to take to the dinner party I was invited to on Friday night. They were a big hit. Anyways, here is the recipe and I strongly suggest that you make them too. It is fall after all, which is the season of superior sweets (superior everything really) and we might as well embrace it before it is gone.
Five stars if you can spot the cat in this photo.
There he is. Juicy likes fall treats too.
By now, everyone knows that we take Halloween very seriously around these parts. I always have lots of ideas for how I want to decorate my house but it seems like every year, by the time I get around to fluffing my pumpkins up for the big night, I have run out of idea steam. I generally come up with something, but I must admit that there are always much cooler pumpkins around the block than mine. And then I feel ashamed. I can get a little competitive with Halloween. So I am sharing some of my favorite pumpkins from around the web to help me gain a little inspiration.
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Happy Thursday folks!
Last weekend, I woke up desperate for some pumpkin pancakes. I started googling recipes and much to my dismay, they all required egg. I am not an egg girl, and only keep them in the house when I am baking something, so none of these recipes would work for me. Instead, I decided to do a little doctoring of my Aunt Jemima Complete (the super duper lazy kind) by adding some pumpkin and a tad bit of spice. Although probably not as delicious as the kind made from scratch, I found these pumpkin pancakes were really quite good.
Very Complicated Recipe:
– 2 cups Aunt Jemima Complete
– 1 1/2 cups water
– 2/3 cups canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s)
– 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix ingredients. Heat lightly greased griddle on medium-low. Pour batter onto griddle into pancake-portions, I usually use 1/4 cup. Flip when batter on the top side of the pancake starts to bubble.
I like my pancakes really sweet (usually with chocolate chips), so I would recommend syrup or at least some cinnamon and sugar.