Posts Tagged ‘Pumpkin’
Happy October, friends! It’s the second Wednesday, which means it’s Blogger C.L.U.E. Day! Yay! This month we went full autumn on ya. The posts are sure to be full of seasonally scrumptious dishes, sure to delight. I was paired with the lovely Lemons and Anchovies. Since (you may have noticed) autumn flavors are my favorite, I was excited to look for something to make out of all the awesome recipes Jean has to offer. As soon as I saw these Pumpkin Bran Muffins, I was done. Sold. (And excited to try them.)
Need something new this year on the Thanksgiving table? Or just have a hankering for fall flavors? This. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Caramel Sauce is what you’ve been looking for, I promise. It is full of sugar and spice and everything oh-my-gosh good.
It’s time again for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I was thrilled to participate for the third year in a row! How could I pass up the chance to join in on such a fun recipe swap, which also supports such an awesome cause? I’ve been a supporter of Cookies for Kids Cancer for years, even before my first participation with the Cookie Swap and I’m always excited to join in on anything that benefits the cause.
This month for the Blogger C.LU.E. Society we were given the theme of “Food Your Grandmother Would Cook” and as soon as I saw these Pumpkin Scones on my secretly paired blog Bakeaway With Me, I knew exactly what to make!
My Grammy was the sweetest little lady and we’d spend summer days baking with her at our cottage on Cape Cod. When we weren’t playing at the beach or learning to knit on the patio, she loved to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with us baking cakes or making homemade play-doh. Grammy enjoyed baking treats for us and these reminded me of her sweetly spiced Hermits. I have strong memories of her making the Hermits for my father and remember thinking what an odd name that was for a baked good. Those sweet and spiced bars bring me right back to our time on the Cape.
Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year to entertain. It is also my favorite time of year, in general. The rich, colorful fall flavors are so comforting and indulgent. I love the deep, rich hues of the season, outdoors and on my plate, they bring out the warm and fuzzies that make me want to get together with friends and family and serve up some seasonal scrumptiousness .
Once again I’ve found a way to mix my love of pumpkin and spirits into something new. Last year it was the Pumpkin Pumpkin Beer Bread, which is in the oven right now.
This year, I saw a post for the Pumpkin Spice Kahlua and knew I had to get my hands on a bottle!! I started looking around and surprisingly, it was not well stocked. I had to wait a few weeks until a shipment came into my local store. I snatched up a bottle and got to concocting.
I know I am not the only one who waits for the annual release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. I can’t help myself.
So I was thinking about my liking of the classic White Russian and twisting it up with some pumpkin spiciness. This is what I came up with, and I think it’s a home run.
If you don’t have espresso handy, you could always use brewed coffee, but I think they flavor is nicer with a freshly brewed batch of espresso.
This would be great to sip on while the kids Trick or Treat, or as a night cap after Thanksgiving dinner.