soft baked pumpkin m&m cookies

soft baked pumpkin m&m cookies so good, even a non-pumpkin lover will love these   It has come to my attention, thanks to my children, that I don't make cookies very often. It feels like I am baking all the time, and I didn't see how it was at all possible that I don't make cookies. But they were in fact correct. It's been a while since I made these gingersnaps, and really those were for ice cream sandwiches. Before that there were s'more cookies, way back in the summer. … {continue reading}

Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Pears

Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Pears three simple ingredients combine to make the perfect party food for the upcoming holiday season   Today, finally the weather is beginning to feel like fall. We actually got rain today, and not just a sprinkle. A real rain, puddles and all. It seems like it has been forever since we had rain, and I could not have been more excited for the change. I even got up early, took my coffee onto the back deck, and sat enjoying the piece, quiet, and the cool wind that comes right before the rain starts. Today is also exactly three months until Christmas. … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Bagels

Celebrate the return of fall with pumpkin of course Pumpkin Bagels   Well, don't say I didn't warn you. Pumpkin season is here. Once you start it's hard to stop; especially once you open the extra large can of pumpkin puree. You know I'm not going to let a single teaspoon of it go to waste.     and it's been so long since I've shared bagels with you. Of  the bagels I've made these, these, these, and of course the blueberry that started it all, the pumpkin are easily my favorite. They smelled SO good baking, that Ian couldn't even wait until they cooled or had their pictures taken to dig in. Lucky for me they were as good as they smelled. Slightly sweet with hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. All the best that fall has to offer.  Perfectly … {continue reading}

mini pumpkin chocolate chip pancake muffins

mini pumpkin chocolate chip pancake muffins a delicious fall inspired breakfast that will get your family running to the breakfast table I don't know what weekday mornings are like at your house, but here they can get CRAZY. It doesn't matter how early we start, we always seem to be rushing come 8 am. Teens are not easy to wake...I know big surprise there. Stella primps for what seems like hours, and breakfast always take a backseat. But we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I need to get creative at times to get them interested in getting out of beds and bathrooms. … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer {unsweetened}

pumpkin spice coffee creamer without the sugar the perfect way to savor the flavors of fall   I hope you're ready. The pumpkin craze has begun. Actually, I  think it started weeks ago when Starbucks brought back the  pumpkin spice latte early. People go crazy for them. I don't happen to be one of those people. I'm pretty plain when it comes to my coffee. … {continue reading}