Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All things pumpkin

Our lovely pumpkins we carved.

Of course we saved the seeds to roast.
Rinse seeds then coat with olive oil, salt and pepper then roast for 30-40 min until golden brown and crunchy.

Pumpkin cut out cookies
4 cups flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 salt
1/2 nutmeg
1 cup of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1 t vanilla

bake 375 for 10-12 min.
Pumpkin frosting (all ingedients for frosting are approximate as I add a little more or less to taste and texture here is a starting point though. It if is to thick add more pumpkin puree. If it is to thin add more butter or sugar.

2 and 1/2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (I make mine from scratch but I'm sure canned will work.)
1 t pumpkin pie spice
16 oz of powdered sugar

Decorate with dark chocolate chips or chunks

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)

Yummy Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup yogurt
3/4 cup canned pumpkin, chilled
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon Honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
Dash of ground cinnamom for garnish

I have hundreds of pumpkin recipes but here is what we made this week! I love pumpkin.


Ellie said...

What great recipes for pumpkins, definitely want to try the pumpkin latte. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.


MommyKuehner said...

What a yummy week. I love pumpkin!