Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings

The perfect apple dumplings are warm and flaky…drizzled with the perfect cinnamon sugar syrup…wrapped in the perfect flaky pastry dough…served with the perfect ice cream…( Blue Bell, duh?!)     The perfect apple dumplings are soft and gooey on the bottom, but crispy on top.     Even though they may look very difficult toContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings”

Making the Perfect Baked Apples

The perfect baked apples are an apple lover’s dream…and a chef’s pleasure to make whenever they are too lazy, like me, or don’t want to take the time to make an actual apple pie.       The perfect baked apple pie is a sweet, warm, and delicious apple….topped with delicious spices like cinnamon, fresh ginger,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Apples”

Pumpkins…The Why

Not only does pumpkin make such awesome treats to eat and enjoy, pumpkin can also be enjoyed as a treat to help you feel pampered and relaxed. Why should you consider using pumpkin in your “beauty routine” in the first place? Pumpkin is packed with vitamins—such as vatima B, vitamin C, and vitamin E… asContinue reading “Pumpkins…The Why”

Perfect Pumpkin Treats To Please Peter Piper Pumpkin Eater

Now for a collection of pumpkin recipes that I have posted previously on my blog…just in time for pumpkin season… ——————————— Pumpkin Energy Bites 1C old fashioned oatmeal (uncooked) 1/4C pure pumpkin puree 1/2C wheat germ 1/3C honey 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/3C white chocolate morsels Combine all ingredients. Chill 30min.Continue reading “Perfect Pumpkin Treats To Please Peter Piper Pumpkin Eater”

The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?

So are pumpkins merely for setting by your door every Halloween…and perhaps using a can of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? Actually no…they have far too much nutritional value to keep on the back burner…or out of your oven… Pumpkins are actually packed with vitamins and minerals such as…       1.Antioxidants.…Pumpkins containContinue reading “The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?”

Pumpkins…The Which

Ghosts and goblins, squash and pumpkins Found on every aisle As the shippers rush home with their treasures Hear the whispers, see the costumes Sitting there on display… And above all this bustle you hear     Halloween, Halloween… It’s creepy time in the city. Hslloween, Halloween… Soon it will be Halloween.   City sidewalks,Continue reading “Pumpkins…The Which”

Making the Perfect French Toast Casserole

I am so not a morning person…I do not function well until I have had at least two pots of coffee. So anything I can do the night before—such as make school lunches, lay out clothes, and so forth—I try to always do this the night before. Heaven forbid that I stand up for howContinue reading “Making the Perfect French Toast Casserole”

Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin

I’m sure that I’m not the only one disappointed that Pumpkin Season has alreadty come and gone… Soon to be replaced with Turkey Season and Peppermint Season… Not to mention deer season, right?!…or make that Deer Season Widow season for many of us… But anyway, what’s a woman to do while her husband is outContinue reading “Pumpkin, Pumpkin…Good for Your Skin”

Senoritas with Pepitas and Margaritas

Fresh pumpkins, like fresh coconuts, can often be a “pain in the butt” and is something that most of us are going to do very rarely…like probably once a year at Halloween. So the very few times that we do actually chop the head off and then dive into its “skull” with a metal object,Continue reading “Senoritas with Pepitas and Margaritas”

Pumpkin Seeds…The What

Pepitas actually differ from regular pumpkin seeds in that they have tender, greenish, soft shells unlike regular pumpkin seeds. “Pepita” is the Spanish word for pumpkin seeds, but true “pepitas” are very different from what comes out of your traditional jack-o-lanterns. The word “pepita” in Spanish actually means “little seed of squash”, These edible seeds of pumpkins and certain other cultivars of squashContinue reading “Pumpkin Seeds…The What”