Monthly Archives August 2012

Upcoming Recipe Reviews

Xander - Pumpkin Patch
It’s almost that time of year when we start thinking (and craving) those wonderful Fall treats and the hearty soups that keep us warm on the cold days. And for me, it’s that time for me to start preparing for my Pumpkin Theme baby shower that I will be having this coming October! I have so many recipes that I want to make that I have never done before so I will be using my husband and friends as guinea pigs, haha. I will be adding these recipe reviews, plus a few craft/decoration reviews, to my site for all of you to try too. Not only are these recipes and decorations great for a Pumpkin Themed baby shower, but they will work for any Autumn/Halloween party you may be throwing this year. I hope that this will get you in the mood for the Autumn Season that is just upon us! Here is what you will be coming up:

– Caramel Candy Apples
– Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse
– Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
– Olive Tomato & Gorgonzola Bruschetta
– Hot Chocolate on a stick
– Mulled Cider in a Crockpot
– and many more!

What’s your favorite Fall treat that you are looking forward to having this year?

Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts or if you have anything you would like to share and have me try that you think would make a great addition to the shower.

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Baby Pumpkins!

Baby PumpkinI planted pumpkin seeds for the first time ever this past June and a couple days ago the first pumpkin came up! I was nervous at first that we wouldn’t get anything because our backyard is all grass and the left side of it has rocks all along it so I didn’t think if we used a huge planter box it would grow anything. Then I talked to my mother-in-laws boyfriend, who has the best green thumb next to my mom, and he said if we used one of our half wine barrels, it will grow. And it did! Since first planting, it has been growing like crazy and has been getting so many blooms, but I finally got my pumpkin and I can’t wait to see more come up. :) I mainly planted seeds for my son so he can pick which ever pumpkin he wants for Halloween, the rest I will using for baking and also for decorating for my pumpkin themed baby shower in October and of course Halloween. So what do you have growing in your garden?? :)

Here’s some recipes that will be comping up in the next couple of months that I will be making with the pumpkins: Pumpkins!
– Homemade Pumpkin Puree
– Pumpkin Spice Latte
– Pumpkin Roll
– Pumpkin Cheesecake
– And more!

My apple tree is also filling with apples, but I will be making a lot of goodies with those too. Here is one recipe that I am very excited to make with them… My version of Mrs. Prindables candy coated apples! :)

Let me know if you have any recipes for the Fall that you would like to me try or do a review on and I will put it on my list. I haven’t forgotten my Gooseberry Patch review that I was planning on doing back in the Spring, that will be coming up in the next week or two, so be sure to look out for that!

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Vote for Gooseberry Patch’s upcoming Christmas bookazine!!

Gooseberry Patch Christmas

 

Ready to VOTE for your favorite cover? Gooseberry Patch would love to hear what you think! There are 4 options to choose from for their upcoming Christmas bookazine. Go to their Facebook page to see them all…cast your vote in the comments below each possible cover. With 96 pages of recipes, crafts, inspiration — and best of all NO ads! — you’ll find it on newsstands this fall.

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Autumn is almost here!

Autumn is almost here!

 

This is the time of year I start getting excited about the Fall! I usually start baking 24/7 with old and new recipes specifically dedicated to the season. So hopefully in the coming weeks you’ll be seeing more activity on here. And as to why you haven’t seen any in months is because of a number of things… First was our moving to a new county, second I had really bad morning sickness in my first trimester and really couldn’t stand the sight and smell of some foods, third was the site editing was kinda broken, things just weren’t looking the way I wanted it to even though I did the correct code, and last is because I have had no oven for the last 3 months. I’ve been battling with a local appliance store up here. They don’t like to call customers back, it’s always me calling, and every time they come out here with a new oven it’s either too big or too small to fit in my island. ARGH! So hopefully by the end of next week I’ll have a new oven! (please keep your fingers crossed!!) Thank God it’s not the Holidays yet! :)

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