Something about cold and rainy autumn days makes me want to hole up and create something. It’s the time of year when I dig out the needle craft supplies I stash away in favor of gardening gloves and hand weeders from spring to summer. I wanted to make something new so I drew up a set of autumn punch needle patterns.
You can’t celebrate fall without at least a dozen pumpkin treats. Lucky for you that’s what I’ve collected for you today. I’ve rounded up 12 seasonal pumpkin cakes and breads. I even snuck in a brownie recipe at the end, it had ‘Double Chocolate’ in the title, what else was I supposed to do?
Don’t forget to pin the collage at the top so you know where to find all these awesome recipes in one place!
I have a serious problem not buying anything with the word fall on it. Honestly, if Tampax had a fall variety pack I’d buy
enough to last me a year a pack or two. That’s how I found myself the proud owner of the Sam Adams Fall Variety Pack. I’m not an adventurous beer drinking, I pretty much only drink wheat beer. But the case said ‘fall’ and ‘pumpkin’ so I really had no choice and I brought it home. Knowing full well I won’t drink more than 4 bottles from the entire freaking case! Well done Sam Adams… My solution was to turn the undrinkable (to me) bottles into something I can enjoy. First up is my rendition of the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread recipe made fall appropriate with a few modifications and the addition of pumpkin (of course!) for a spicy, dense pumpkin gingerbread. [Read more…]
I’m made my fair share of pumpkin pancakes and I’ve finally figured out my perfect recipe (at least for now!). My first requirement was that it used a whole can of pumpkin. I’m not about to waste my time on a pancake recipe that uses a tablespoon or two of pumpkin. It took some messing around with ratios to find a good batter consistency that tasted like pumpkin with a bit of spice. They are dense and a little creamy thanks to the pumpkin which also adds a nice sweetness. [Read more…]
My family is weird. If you knew me at that would not surprise you. Every fall my mom, sister, grandma and an assortment of children go to Critz Farms for the Fall Festival. We’ve been going since I was pregnant with Mary, so this will be our 4th year. They have this giant corn maze, and hidden inside it are craft punches. If you find 4 you get free apple fritters. This is where the crazy comes in. My mother WILL NOT stop until she has all punches.