It’s officially October, which means it’s time to make ALL the pumpkin things! I love this time of year so much, and while I’m over here waiting on our first cool front to swing through, I’m pretending it feels like fall with all the cozy recipes. This week we celebrated P’s 4th birthday, decorated the porch with pumpkins and mums, and now I’m officially ready to get cooking in the kitchen with all of my favorite fall recipes. I rounded up a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes and included both savory and sweet options that you are going to love! My top ten pumpkin recipes are definitely going to want to be happening in your kitchen this season.
One of my favorite things to make in the summertime is ice cream. There are endless possibilities for flavors and I have created a simple recipe that anyone can do right at home with their own ice cream maker. S’mores are one of those nostalgic desserts that bring me back to summertime and my childhood after a long day of play. Isn’t it funny how food can bring up memories like that? It’s one of my favorite things about creating recipes. There is something so amazing about a gooey marshmallow sandwiched between melty chocolate and graham crackers that is just the best! I took that same delicious combo and created a homemade s’mores ice cream that should be the official ice cream of summer and I can’t wait for you to try it out!
It’s the time of the year where you can’t seem to walk out of a grocery store without running into a table full of girl scout cookies that are begging to come home with you. I have a hard time resisting myself, which is why I started making a homemade version of my favorite Samoas cookies to curb my craving without an ounce of guilt! I love making homemade sweet treats like this at home to keep in the fridge for my afternoon sweet tooth attacks! Having homemade treats prevent me from eating something I will regret later and the best part is they taste amazing too! My four ingredients samoas bars are going to be the key to you staying strong this girl scout cookie season and you are going to love how easy they are to whip up!
December is just a few days away and I am in full on holiday mindset already! There is something that happens to my brain right after Thanksgiving and I suddenly just want to bake holiday treats, watch Christmas movies, and sit by the tree sipping hot cocoa all day everyday! I know that this is very unrealistic and work has to be done, along with mom duties, and other responsibilities, but I always have to try extra hard to be focused in the month of December! Can you relate? Well either way, I have a must make holiday treat for you that you are going to want to make all holiday season long! My peppermint dark chocolate s’mores bars are super easy to make, are so festive, and delicious that I know you are going to love them so much!
love the process of baking, but I’d be lying if I said that’s where my natural abilities are. The exact measuring, preciseness, and all that comes with baking is sometimes too much for me! Whenever I bake something you can be sure of a couple of things; that it is really tasty, and that ANYONE can do it too! With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I knew that I wanted to share this tasty pie with you that is so simple I promise you can do it too while still wowing your guests for the holidays! My spiced purple sweet potato pie with a ginger graham crust is a great twist on a classic sweet potato pie and is out of this world in the flavor department!
Are you over pumpkin recipes yet? I feel like I’m just getting started so I hope that you are on the same pumpkin loving page as me! I seriously cannot believe that Halloween is next week and then October will be over! This year is passing at a incredibly fast pace and while I am totally ready to put up my Christmas tree (ha), I also don’t want to rush these last months of the year! It finally feels somewhat like fall here in Texas, which at least makes me feel like it could be Halloween next week, and I am definitely embracing a little chill in the air! The weather has had me in a baking mood all week long and since the hubby’s favorite sweet treat is a cupcake, I made some scrumptious pumpkin cupcakes that needed to be shared with you! My pumpkin cupcakes with spiced cream cheese frosting are going to be on repeat in your kitchen all season long!