Food

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

Good Monday morning to you.  It's especially good to me because I'm off work all week!  Whoop!  I'm excited to have a week to spend at home with Jack. So Thanksgiving is on Thursday.  My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been pumpkin pie.  I've loved it ever since I was a little kid.  I… Continue reading Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

Cooking

Birthday Pumpkin Pancakes

Not too long ago it was Benzo's birthday.  Being the awesome wife that I am, I decided to get up early and make him breakfast in bed.  It is finally feeling like fall around here and to me fall = pumpkin.  I absolutely love pumpkin and had cracked a can open the day before to… Continue reading Birthday Pumpkin Pancakes

Garden

Eeeep!

This morning I got up real early so I could get a run in and get the lawn mowed before it gets crazy hot.  The back yard had not been mowed in about 3 weeks.  For various reasons neither Benzo nor I could find time to mow it and then when we did have time… Continue reading Eeeep!

Cooking

Baked Pumpkin Ziti

 Every once in a while I like to flex my cooking muscles by attempting a complex recipe.  Something completely from scratch that is a little more difficult that what I normally whip up on a Tuesday night.  This usually occurs on special occasions, as was the case last weekend for Valentine's Day. I recently checked… Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Ziti

Cooking

Pumpkin Oatmeal

I've been on an oatmeal kick lately. Maybe it's the cold weather that makes me want hot oatmeal for breakfast. Last week I blogged about Banana Berry Oatmeal and this week we are having Pumpkin Oatmeal. I love all things pumpkin but had never thought of putting it in oatmeal until now. Pumpkin is actually… Continue reading Pumpkin Oatmeal

Cooking

Pumpkin French Toast

This year my company gave us Christmas Eve as a holiday. My husband also had the day off too. We decided to spend the day at home playing games, relaxing and just spending time together. We are lucky to have lots of family gatherings around the holidays so we knew that the entire Christmas weekend… Continue reading Pumpkin French Toast

Baking

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I LOVE pumpkin. Pumpkin anything. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, you name it. So when I saw this recipe for pumpkin cupcakes I knew I had to make it for Thanksgiving. This recipe comes from the book Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans. Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes 12 cupcakes 1 ½ cups unbleached… Continue reading Pumpkin Cupcakes