My most popular pumpkin recipes

Let's start with the most popular: Pumpkin Toaster Strudel. 
A shortcut to this recipe is using pre-made puff pastry.

Pumpkin french toast with salted maple butter. (ok so its really about the salted maple butter).
By just adding some pumpkin puree to the egg custard, a few spices, some cream or milk, you've got an easy fancy-pants way of dressing up your french toast.

My infamous Pumpkin Oreo's! Come see how I save a few steps in the cookie filling.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from the Baked Elements Cookbook

Pumpkin Snack Cake with Pumpkin Buttercream.
Very easy to whip up. You will love this buttercream--promise!

Leftover pumpkin bread?  Use it in my Sea Salted Pumpkin Bread Bark.

Pumpkin pancakes.
Everyone loves these, and a few simple additional ingredients makes them grand.

Pumpkin Butter Cinnamon Chip Cookies. A wonderful way to use pumpkin butter in cookies.

Pumpkin Butter Crunch Bars. Literally the best shortbread bars I've ever made.  You'll see.....

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Crumb Cake.
(and by accident I found using a cake pan is perfect for crumb cakes)
pumpkin-butterscotch crumb cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Puffy chocolate chip cookies.
pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Seven Layer Bars with Pumpkin.
Oh these were fun to make; just wanting to see if I could ad in a layer of pumpkin in there, and I did. Fun to make for sure.
7 Layer Bars with Pumpkin

Cake Like Pumpkin Cookies with Nutella Frosting.  If big, puffy, soft, cake-like are your thing, then here you go.
soft pumpkin cookies with nutella-cream cheese frosting

Everyone's favorite!  NYC Style Pumpkin Crumb Cake. Don't miss this one.
Very popular, most downloaded recipe.
NY Style Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin-Oreo Homemade Ice cream.  Had to put at least one pumpkin ice cream recipe in here.

Pumpkin Pop Tarts! These are my personal favorites.
homemade pumpkin pop tarts w buttermilk glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bark.  Just a simple way of taking a pumpkin cookie recipe and baking it as a layer, then adding on chocolate ganache and whatever other toppings you fancy.
pumpkin cookie bark

Pumpkin Scones with Cider-Cream Glaze.  It's really about the glaze tho.
pumpkin scone w/ cinnamon-cider cream cheese glaze


friday links

Quest Nutrition now has S'Mores Protein Bars!
I've been a long time fan of Quest, their protein bars are one of the best around, mainly because
of the flavors they create and the fact that their bars truly hold you hunger-wise.
Have you tried the protein chips?
Crazy good, get the cheddar & sour cream ones...trust me!!


So far this summer, I've....
I was tired of weeds growing here, so I covered it a hefty dose of weed killer, then layered on rocks.
Permanent fancy mulch, right?
This week we're having a heatwave tho....
Its true!
Stumptown is finally at Whole Foods.
It's good, not too sweet either. I hate overly sweet coffee drinks, rather taste the bold coffee.
A memorable dinner one night....
Yeah don't even buy this, ridiculously good.
Perks of living on Cape Cod.
Daily finds in the pool skimmer.
I've been loving the summers' flower bounty....
And the food part of this blog is......
My pizzadilla. Bake pizza, fold over, & eat.  Easy huh?
A rare shot of an empty Cape Cod bridge in summer (Bourne Bridge)
Beach finds
This one was crossing the road, I helped him across.
Eastern box turtle.
Guess what word made the dictionary?

around the web:

what is brown fat?
palm reading made simple
bridge or rollercoaster or drivers worst nightmare?
10 ways to change your life in 10 minutes
why restricting your eating time period to 8 hours will transform your health & fitness
lemon jam slices
great roundup of quiche recipes from Martha Stewart
how much money do Uber drivers make?
italian tomato ricotta pie
ice cream cone made with Fruity Pebbles
andre soltrner on mother sauces
coffee antioxidants found to be stronger than Vit. C?
6 things to do to prevent DVT
horriblescope fun stuff
5 leg stretches for better flexibility
10 hidden features of Google
can lemon water really help you lose weight?
the science behind chocolate ganache
breathing trick that helps you fall asleep
magnesium: the invisible deficiency
9 ways to help yourself when going through a hard time
DIY Disneyland Dole Whips
hormone balancing foods for women
lasting relationships come down to 2 traits
top 10 most inflammatory foods in the American diet
3 signs that angels are guiding you
the stretch to do 10 times a day
science explains why cilantro tastes like soap to some people
how sharks are built
frank sinatra's cali retreat is up for sale!
10 affirmations to surrender your problems to the universe
link between Vit D deficiency & dementia confirmed
the best breakfast for you
chemical found in Colgate toothpaste linked to cancer (?)
helpful baking conversions 

Have a wonderful weekend!


friday links

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Went to a new Mexican restaurant in Hyannis El Mariachi Loco on 569 Main St., Hyannis, MA
Oh man you simply have to go here.  Authentic Mexican food, fresh fish tacos, never frozen.
I just cannot say enough good about this place.
In the photo: fish tacos, carne azada quesadillas.
I am going back JUST for the fish taco.  Its that good. ALL the sauces, hot, salsa, etc..are even homemade.
The chile de arbol--oh hello, so so good.

Almost time to just jump right in, so looking forward to summer--what a long winter we had.


Don't you love 2-bite cake slices?

Nice to be eating lunch outside again.

Have you tried?  So good, the Vietnamese is a tad sweet, but buy these two and combine them
to make it less sweet, with a touch of milk added in.

First char-grill of the season!  Its really all about the buttered-char bun isn't it?

I like to keep dinner simple & easy.

Soon to be filled with traffic!

You have to have really good walking skills here.

here too.....

So I went to the Waldorf Astoria and had a $22 burger.  Yeah it was so worth it.


Nauset Beach is looking mighty good these days.

around the web:

23 copycat recipes to try at home
how long should you nap?
the best writers' insults visualized
12 remedies for fatigue & exhaustion
10 things happy couples do everyday
23 bakeries to eat at before you die
why cheese doesn't make french people fat
can broth heal runner's knee
how many exercises are enough? (from sweatythings.net)
14 home remedies for joint & arthritis pain
cell phone radiation is real; tips to protect yourself
best donuts in Boston
16 foods that help you sleep
19 signs you're a superior asshole from the northeast
12 things you should never microwave
Food combo's that will make you bloated & tired
know your avocado varieties (love this!)
5 warning signs you're dealing with a toxic person
restaurant style salsa made at home!
turtleback cookies recipe
15 mysterious forests you'd love to get lost in
know these stroke warning signs
worst foods for your belly
exercise vs. diet for weight loss
shut up & dance (best movie dance compilation)
palm reflexology--where to press for what
6 things to know about Vit. D
make vietnamese iced coffee at home
artist illustrates what real love looks like (just beautiful)
the power of kindness
15 brain foods to boost focus & memory
new alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
reinventing healthy breakfast: eggs on the go
why coffee makes you poop!
Whole Foods to launch lower-priced grocery chain
this hormone may be your secret to aging well
probiotics to help with depression & anxiety
11 questions about book royalties, advances & money
when you eat may matter more than what you eat
this is your body without water
grandma's lost recipes
how to make dried fruit using your oven
5 gut instincts you should never ignore
20 nutrition facts that should be common sense
vintage cape cod national seashore photographs

To the man that give me a random bouquet of flowers on 5/14/2015, thank you again.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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