What do you make with your pumpkin?

I had a little fun capturing shadows on the pumpkins in the patch this year!

Of course this pumpkin is just for looks…

not so much for cooking!

This pumpkin is for cooking!

Pumpkin, pumpkin pumpkin… I LOVE pumpkins!!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons…

Pumpkin makes Fall even more delicious!!

This year I have made a few pumpkin recipes:

Scones ~ this recipe is really good ~  Though I think I will keep looking … or try modifying it to my taste … I did change it a bit … I used whole wheat pastry flour, I added extra flour, a little more pumpkin and left out the half and half!  trying to make them a little more heart healthy!  =)  the spicy glaze was too spicy for my taste… and I did not like adding pumpkin flavoring to the glaze.  but that is just me!

Frankly I prefer to use the Glaze from the Pioneer Woman scones!

what can I say I am a faithful PW fan!!

Speaking of the Pioneer Woman…

I snatched this DELICIOUS recipe from the Tasty Kitchen on her blog!

No pictures!!  we gobbled the loaves up before I even considered taking a photo!!

I must not have had my blog mojo going that day!

Moist Pumpkin Bread ~ it was delicious!!  however ~ if you have read any of my recipes before you know I didn’t stick to the recipe!!  ha ha!  it was a Great base recipe though!!

I changed the flour to whole wheat pastry flour

I only used 1 whole egg and 3 more egg whites

I used a 1/2 cup oil and a 1/2 cup lighter bake (prunes/apple puree)

and I reduced the sugar to 2 cups and added a tiny bit more water!

I had to make it a little more heart healthy!!  =)

We buy a pumpkin loaf for $4.99 from Top Foods…

and this recipe with changes was Better!  and provided 2 loaves!!

take that Top Foods!!  (ha!)

Pumpkin Bars (cake like)

Easy sneezy recipe!  a couple of my bloggin friends have posted about using Betty Crocker Cake mixes with canned pumpkin… making cookies and muffins…

so I borrowed the idea and make cakelike bars!

Here are the ingredients!

Carrot Cake mix and 1 can pumpkin… MIX… spread into  greased/floured pan … it is tricky to spread!!  grease your spreading tool!!  Then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top, then  drop some dark chocolate raisins on one side and rainbow chocolate chip sprinkles on the other b/c ONE of your children doesn’t eat raisins!!  and bake according to the box for a 9 x 13 inch pan!  =)   My lovely friend Genn posted about her mom’s pumpkin muffin recipe here…  and I found a cookie recipe somewhere... Hello?? who had that recipe?? ** update**  I found the maker of those cookies… you can click on it now!! =)

*ugh*  I have pumpkin mush for brains!   … anyway both of those bakin ladies  inspired me to make these!  Thanks ladies!  and while I was surfing around looking for the pumpkin cookie recipe I notice my bloggy friend Janna is cookin with pumpkin today too!!

Moving on …

I  also made

Pumpkin Pancakes…  again… no blog mojo that morning either!  no pics!!

This is my favorite… just take your regular pancake mix… from Costco… and add pumpkin to the water before mixing in the dry ingredients!!  and don’t forget to add cinnamon and sugar to sweeten them up!!  and serve em with cool whip if you want to be the coolest mom on the block when your daughter has a sleepover!!  ha!

Oh and I made

Pumpkin Pie of course!

following the directions on the can…

using the ready made crust b/c I was being lazy…

BUT… if you want to Wow your friends, neighbors, kids, yourself… do this to your pie…

I posted about this trick already last month…

but just in case you weren’t here that day…

Just call me Martha!

only one thing… bake the pie most of the way…

without the cookie cutter crust on top..

covering the crust too…

and 15 minutes before the pie should come out…

put these babies on…

and bake the last little bit

my crust was getting dark so I left the foil on…

Just call me Betty… she was famous before Martha you know!  =)


There you have it folks… that is How I use my canned pumpkin… (so far this year)

How about YOU??   =)

I think I need to bake some pumpkin scones today… after all this pumpkin talk!!


Have a lovely blessed day!


PS  have you ever had a REALLY sore stiff neck??

HOW long did it take to go away…   I am workin on 5 days now I think?!!  *ugh*

17 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    Wow….that is a LOT of pumpkin recipes! Sadly, I’ve made nothing with pumpkin this fall. Terrible isn’t it?! I love pumpkin, I’m just too darn lazy to bake. But this post may have just kicked me in the butt to try and make some pumpkin bread!

  • 2 Heather@myeverydaygraces yazmış:

    I have lots of sugar pumpkins in the garden that I am going to can. I think i can, i think i can, i think i can.

    I love to make pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting… oh my yumminess!!!

    Sorry to hear you are still sore! When I started blogging my neck was so sore from being on the computer… how sad is that? Ha! I hope yours feels better soon:)

  • 3 Dina @ 4 Lettre Words yazmış:

    Wow…I’m so sorry you still feel stiff. That’s crazy. I’ve had it, but never this long. Maybe you should just call your doc?

    You are such the baker! We keep our pumpkins as long as possible, then throw them over our back fence (into the woods) so they break for the deer, squirrel and raccoon. 🙂

  • 4 Genn yazmış:

    Oh Jenn, you are too hip!!
    Thanks for linking to my blog today. Glad to be sharing that recipe. It’s a good one.
    Looks like you have been in the pumpkin mood. 🙂

    Hope your stiff neck starts working it’s way loose!

    I bet you have heard of Lady Antebellm’s songs. You just don’t know it. 🙂

  • 5 Janna yazmış:

    I need to check out that scone recipe. I’ve read your positive comments more than once on PWs scones as well, so I think it’s high time I jump on that bandwagon since my kids love scones as much as their mama.

  • 6 Janna yazmış:

    oh, and thanks for the link to my blog 🙂

  • 7 Tammy yazmış:

    The pumkin and cake mix is a huge Weight Watcher recipe! Try chocolate cake and pumpkin and a little water…tastes just like super moist brownies!

  • 8 Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli yazmış:

    Yummy! I love pumpkin too. The bars I make are a Martha Stewart recipe.
    I’ve never made a pumpkin pie, I should really get to it.

  • 9 He & Me + 3 yazmış:

    OMgosh…I love all things pumpkin. This post was rather yummy to me. THanks for sharing. I am so needing to get that PW cook book.

  • 10 Jules yazmış:

    I do the foil trick too. It works great.

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is on the inside of the Libby’s pumpkin label. It’s a Pumpkin roll….unbelievably delicious!

  • 11 Mrs. Dunbar yazmış:

    I love how you’ve done all of this baking. It gives me inspiration, but alas it was almost 85 degrees today, so the thought of turning on the oven over here is not happening. I love the leaves on your pie.

  • 12 Jen@thecottagenest yazmış:

    Thank you so much for the Pumpkin Scone recipe! I’m dying to try that one. I think I will do a plain powd sugar glaze!

  • 13 jen@odbt yazmış:

    Wow – you go with your pumpkin baking…that is awesome. I bet your family is so excited about all the yummy baked goods. Thanks for the link – I hope you llike the cookies as much as we do.

  • 14 liz yazmış:

    I would love some pumpkin bread! We do pumpkin pancakes a lot!

  • 15 H-Mama @ Family Team yazmış:

    We must be related. I have pumpkin mush for brains, too, but a lot less recipes. 😉 Everything sounds yummy!

  • 16 Mallard Cove Mommy yazmış:

    YUMMY! I don’t even like pumpkin and your post makes my mouth water! Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog…would love to have you join the link up when you can: http://mallardcovemommy.blogspot.com/p/25-days-of-thanks.html

  • 17 Jami yazmış:

    The pumpkin with Carrot cake mix sounds too easy. ( I love easy!) Was it good? I have been all over this pumpkin too, and this week…cranberries!