12 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes

It's officially Fall, y'all. You know what that means...Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream...oh yes, I did say pumpkin ice cream! Today I have rounded up twelve of the most delicious pumpkin recipes that the internet has to offer. Whether you're hosting a dinner party with friends or hanging out at the house with your family, you're sure to find something that will please all palates. /1/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin and cream cheese go together like milk and cookies. Make these tonight for the kiddos to have for breakfast in the morning. /2/ Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Doughnuts - I wouldn't be opposed to you dropping a batch of these off at my doorstep. Mmmmm...pumpkin doughnuts. /3/ Pumpkin French Toast - This … [Read more...]

Meal Planning With Seasonal Fall Produce

Fall is that wonderful time of year when the leaves change to beautiful colors, we take the kids out to the pumpkin patch to choose pumpkins for carving, and head out to the orchard to fill buckets with apples.   But, what do we do with all of the delicious fall produce we come home with so it doesn't go to waste? Here are five delicious fall foods and five ways you can incorporate them into your meal plan, because let's face it, there are a lot of apples in those buckets and we can only eat so many fresh ones before the rest will begin to go bad. Image Source Apples: Place a few in a lovely basket and put them on display in your kitchen or on your dining room table.  These are the ones that the kids can take whenever they are looking for a healthy snack.   How about a fun game … [Read more...]

12 Delectable Desserts in a Slow Cooker

Who says your slow cooker can only be used for pot roasts and pulled pork? I've got twelve recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth. These desserts will be fabulous for gathering your family and friends 'round the table. 1. Healthy Crock Pot Apple Crisp from The Realistic Nutritionist | 2. Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy recipe from Trisha Yearwood | 3. Slow Cooker Fudge original recipe from skinnyms | 4. Slow Cooker Chocolate and Nutella Bread Pudding from The Perfect Pantry | 5. Crock Pot Chocolate Cake from Blissfully Domestic 1. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Cake from Quick Dish | 2. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce from Baked by Rachel | 3. Banana Brown Betty brought to us by Pickles & Honey | 4. Slow Cooker Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding from Dash 1. The Merry Gourmet … [Read more...]

How to Make a Pumpkin Pinata

There are two ways to make a homemade piñata; you can paper-mache a balloon, or you can use cardboard and tape.  For piñatas that are meant to be round you would more than likely choose the paper-mache version, however if you are looking for a custom shape, then cardboard and tape is the way to go.  In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a pumpkin piñata using cardboard and tape. What you will need: Cardboard (not too thick or stiff) Orange and black crepe paper streamers Black card Elmer's school glue Tape Scissors X-ACTO knife Cable tie [sc:adsense ] To make: Step 1: Make sure your cardboard isn't too stiff.  You want kids to be able to break it open, so test out a small area that you don't need first to make sure that it will break. The … [Read more...]

3 Delicious Smoothie and Juicing Recipes for Fall

Did you know that the month of September is Healthy Aging Month? I didn't either, but what a great way to kick off some fall smoothie and juicing recipes that will have you aging gracefully and beautifully. One of the first things that come to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin. Throw in some squash, sweet potatoes, yams, and cranberries and you've got yourself a taste bud party in the making. Other fruits, veggies and flavors that come to mind include kale, spinach, oranges, apples (which are all the rage in Upstate NY), vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg. Now that we have a palette to work with, let's see about juicing our way to healthier bodies. Photo by Oh She Glows Sweet Potato Smoothie When I came across the Sweet Potato Soup recipe, I darn near drooled all over my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake {National Coffee Cake Day}

April 7th is National Coffee Cake Day! Let's Celebrate it with a delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe! When I think of coffee cake, my mind always drifts off to this magical place with cream cheese filled danishes, sweet pastries, and of course, a nice cup of coffee. This coffee cake is, in my opinion, the best combination of them all. It has spices, pumpkin, nuts, sugar, icing, and the best part....a cream cheese filling. It's always best served with a hot cup of coffee. And if you're a coffee snob like me, I enjoy a french pressed cup of coffee...with a little cream, please! What's your favorite kind of coffee cake?   Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake adapted from Williams Sonoma and Erza Pound Cake Ingredients (streusel) 1/3 cup … [Read more...]