Friday, November 23, 2012

Pumpkin Recipes

I found some amazing pumpkin recipes this fall. Here are the ones I made:

1. Pumpkin Pie Truffles from Six Sisters' Stuff Blog

2. Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Truffles from Inside BruCrew Life blog

3. Pumpkin Pie French Toast from Closet Cooking blog
(I adapted the recipe by replacing the ginger, cloves and nutmeg with a tsp of pumpkin spice.)

4. Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix from my November Foodie Penpal

5. Pumpkin Pie Dip from Philadelphia Cream Cheese
(I adapted the recipe by replacing the cinnamon and nutmeg with a 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice.)

6. Pumpkin Bundt Cake
(Oops I forgot to take a picture and I even made cute pumpkins too)
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Spicy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

  • 4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and  dust with flour a 14 cup bundt pan
    2. In a large bowl, combine  flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
    3. In a stand mixer on medium speed, mix the butter and brown sugar until mixer is fluffy (2-3 minutes). 
    4. Add the eggs one at a time.
    5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk. Mix until thoroughly combined.
    6. Add the pumpkin puree and mix until combined. 
    7. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake for approximately 55 minutes.
    8. Let the cake cool for 30 minutes in pan and then remove to continue cooling on wire rack.
    9. You can top it with a dusting of powder sugar or a dollop of cream cheese frosting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My September NatureBox Snacks

I participate in 3 different food packages each month. I am in love with all 3 and have recently signed up for one more that starts in October. Which makes it a grand total of 4 packages a month :)

Lastly, my box of healthy, organic snack box from NatureBox. I am in love with this monthly snack because I am trying new items that I normally would never by at a store. This company has taught me that healthy snacks can be taste amazing. NatureBox is a monthly subscription for $19.95 and in return you receive a box of 4-6 full size packages of healthy all natural snacks. If you would like to subscribe to NatureBox to click here.

Umami Roasted Nuts                                              
Pistachio Power Clusters
 Apple Orchards Granola
Toasted Sesame Stix                                                
Big Island Pineapple

If you would like to check out the other 2 foodie package groups that I belong to check out these links:
Foodie Penpals   and Bakin Friends.