A new year is here!! 🎉 And after loads of festive treats and meals, it’s good to get back to normal. Though let’s be real, we still have some treats around 😉🍪🍫🍬
So today I chose to make this pumpkin butternut squash bisque, since I had leftover roasted pumpkin from the freezer I wanted to use up. Once prep was done, it cooked in 14mins on high pressure, which was great! As for the soup itself, it wasn’t bad, but honestly not too much flavour. Nothing more vegetables and spices couldn’t fix though. I would say it’s a good base and for now hot sauce will add just the right kick it needs for us this time around.
It’s still too early and hot for me to even contemplate having the warmer version of the beloved PSL. And I’ve had the frapp version, though good, the taste was too strong for me. Which is why I decided to try the iced latte version and it did. not. disappoint!! SOOO much better then the frapp to me, and I love frapps most of the time. So until the weather gets cooler, I’ll stick to the iced version.
Found this recipe on Pinterest, plus it looked quick and easy to put together and cook in the Crock Pot. This was the first time I’d ever made a dump cake, and since I love pumpkin, it seemed like a perfect recipe to try out. I had no idea what to expect, but the flavour was good…though it could’ve used a bit more pumpkin spice for my liking. What I didn’t expect is how soft and moist it was. I didn’t mind it though, since it didn’t take away from the flavour. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was a perfect combo. Not sure I’ll make this particular recipe again, but will definitely try another Crock Pot dump cake recipe in the future.
We bought these back in the fall of last year, when we saw them in the store. I love most things pumpkin spice, so it was a no-brainer to try them out!! And they didn’t disappoint!! Now, being that it’s ‘frosted’ it was on the sweet side, but it definitely had the pumpkin spice flavour I love. If you’re into pumpkin spice, like I am, I bet you’ll enjoy this cereal too!!
Hope all of you that celebrated, had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂
As for me, a friend of mine posted a link for this recipe on Facebook, and I finally got around to making it. I had sugar pumpkins that I roasted and used for this recipe, but you can easily use canned pumpkin too!! The recipe itself was super easy and pretty quick to make. The flavour was good too. The pumpkin spice flavour isn’t in your face either…it’s just enough 🙂 Will definitely make this again sometime.
Last week, while passing by our local Purdy’s store, I saw that they had their fall chocolates out 😀 Who am I to pass up Pumpkin anything, so we grabbed a Pumpkin Truffle, Pumpkin Caramel and a Lemon Cream just to change things up a little 😉 They were all yummy too!! The Pumpkin ones had a great pumpkin spice taste to them and the Lemon had tiny pieces of rind that made it tangy…omnomnom!! Get your own chocolates while they’re in season…especially if you’re a Pumpkin Spice flavour lover like myself!!
On Monday I had the urge, to finally make some Christmas Spritz cookies. I’ve never made them before, so I thought I’d do a test run. They turned out pretty good!! They’re buttery and melt in your mouth…very omnomnom-worthy 🙂 I will have to bake them a few minutes less next time though, as 7 minutes seems too long for these particular cookies. I’ll also have to double up the flavouring, as I didn’t taste it at all. Otherwise, this recipe is a keeper!!
Another test run I did on Tuesday, was for this recipe, for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars. I was really excited to try these, as the combination sounds super nummy!! Unfortunately, for me, it just didn’t cut it. It wasn’t as flavourful as I thought it would be. I may try these again, in an 8×8 pan, instead of the 9×13 I used. For now though it’s in the maybe pile, and I’m still on the hunt, for a dessert bar recipe to make for Christmas!!
(Photo provided by the internet – thank you to whoever took it!!)
Thanks to a voucher deal, we checked this farm out. There was really not much too it, but then again, it’s tailored to younger kids. But. They did have food!! So, we checked that out 🙂
We saw that they had Spicy Pumpkin Sausage, so my hubby and I got one for each of us. It was tasty and the spicy level was fantastic!! I didn’t really taste the pumpkin, but they may have just used it, to keep the sausage moist 🙂 There was also a mild version, for those of you, with an aversion to spice. We also saw that they had Pumpkin Spice Donuts. Who could pass up the chance to try those right?! They were fresh made, when you ordered them. So, you can only get them in half dozen orders. Which, at first, we thought that was too much. But, after each of us ate one, we were ok to take 4 more home!! They were perfectly spiced and flavoured with pumpkin. And the powdered sugar, was a nice added touch…omnomnom!!
Hubby and I saw this bottle at the LCBO (liquor store), and we had to try it!! I liked it more then my Hubby did. It was pumpkin and spicy and just pure nummy 😀 I’d definitely recommend this, to anyone, who’s into pumpkin. Happy fall everyone!!