Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun at the Fair

We headed to our annual county fair with my parents....
good cheesy clean fun. We loved it!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (the EASY way)

I've seen a few people post about Pumpkin Whoopie Pies... and they all look delicious! I decided to try my own last weekend (you saw a sneek on my 10 on 10 post) and I've had several emails for the recipe so I thought I would let you in on a little secret....

it was a box mix....

I'm committed to trying them from scratch too, but for my first try I just adapted a spice cake mix to create a heavier more pumpkin flavored cookie... they were a big hit! Yum! Yum!

What you need:
Box spice cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter
1 cup pumpkin pie filling or puree
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and pumpkin with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients and beat on low speed until combined.
Using a small cookie scoop drop mounds of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 3 inches apart.
Bake about 10 minutes. (but watch them carefully) and cool completely before frosting...

For the filling:
I did a basic cinnamon cream cheese filling....
stick of butter, block (8oz) cream cheese, 3 cups of powered sugar, 1 teasp vanilla and couple dashes of cinnamon.... I put in in a pastry bag or you can use a Ziploc) and just made little cookie sandwiches!!

On an unrelated note... this has been an awful week... pretty much the past 10 or so days have wrecked havoc on friends and family... things are happening that are undeserved and it pains me to see people I love so much going through such tribulations....  it has really made me feel thankful and blessed. Hope you take some time today to count your blessings.... and have a wonderful weekend...

Monday, October 11, 2010

10 on 10

from yesterday...

Take a picture every hour on the 10th of the month
(yesterday just happened to be 10.10.10)