Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Swirl

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Pumpkin bars with Nutella  swirl  are made with angel food cake and canned pumpkin puree to make them lighter. Another great pumpkin treat for Fall! Well guys, cream cheese swirls are nearly impossible for me to make. What is the secret? I mixed in some milk with the cream cheese to try and thin the cream cheese out a bit, so it would be easier to swirl. Then, I took a knife and tried making the figure 8's as mentioned in this recipe, but the cream cheese wouldn't swirl! It would just sink i … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

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  It's official! Now that it's September, Fall baking season has begun.  I bought a  Fall baking magazine last week when I was at the grocery store browsing the magazines at the check out counter. They always get me I swear, especially the food ones. The one from Taste of Home has  50 bazillion recipes in it, and I want to try each one. They all look so good. Lots of different baked goods for apples and pumpkins. There will probably be 2 different ones on this blog each week. This Pumpkin Che … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread

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Have you had your fix of pumpkin yet this Fall? I haven't made a lot of pumpkin things but so far I've made this bread and some pumpkin cookies. I plan on making other pumpkin things. I may even try to incorporate some bacon with pumpkin. You'll soon see. :) I don't know why, but whenever I try and make a bread that has a swirl in it... the bread comes out of the oven just perfect and then once it starts cooling down the bread collapses. Does any one else ever experience this? OR do all the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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I've been very busy being a domestic house wife today. I have dinner going in the crock pot, made these pumpkin streusel muffins this morning for breakfast, and right now I have some honey wheat bread baking in the oven. Talk about a carb filled day! I also bought my Halloween costume for this year and guess what I'm going to be? You'll have to stay tuned to find out and all I'm going to say is that it is food related. You know how streusel is supposed to be kind of thick and almost looks … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies

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To celebrate the first day of Fall, I broke out the pumpkin and made these melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies. You know it's Fall when all you see on Pinterest are pretty pictures of the orange and yellow leaves and recipes with pumpkin in them! The frosting on these cookies is to die for! You melt some butter and brown sugar in a pan and stir in some powdered sugar. Almost tastes like a caramel frosting. I'd just eat the frosting and be happy. :) A good thing I only made half of the batter … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter + a giveaway

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Lot's have happened since my last post! I got to photograph a friend's wedding in Minneapolis this last weekend. If you'd like to see some pictures from it, check out my photo blog. I was hoping to eventually one day start a wedding photography business, but it turns out that shooting weddings is quite difficult and I don't think I'd ever like to do that full time.I prefer to shoot things that stay still, like scenery or food. :) On Monday, We (my husband and I) celebrated our first wedding … [Read more...]

Baked Apples

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I've been kind of slacking on the point counting lately since I've been on vacation. Vacations are fun, but it gets hard to track all that food. It's nice to come home and make your own meals after that.Hope everyone enjoyed the pictures from my trip too. See the last 2 posts down from this one. I've got a lot of pumpkin and apples to use up, so be on the look out for those types of recipes. I know a lot of people are gung ho about pumpkin right now since it's Fall, but what about the apple? … [Read more...]

Peachy Keen Bars

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These peachy keen bars were a hit last night. Everyone that I had over really liked them. I used apple pie filling because I'm trying to use up all the jars that I canned last year. This is a good recipe to get rid of that with. You can use whatever fruit filling for pies you like with these. The crust  is ust a cake mix with butter and eggs and there's cream cheese underneath that layer. So good. I highly recommend these the next time you have some kind of Fall get together to go too. I … [Read more...]