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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Because Everyone Needs a Little Pumpkin in Their Lives...

and in their kitchen. 

I love fall.  Honestly, I love spring and summer, too.  It is the nasty winter I could live without.  Except during the month of December.  I like it to be cold and a little snowy while I enjoy the Christmas lights. By the time January rolls around, I am over it.  And, that is an understatement.

But, at this very moment, my obsession is fall.  I love the smell.  I love the cool evenings and warm days.  I love the mums.  Most importantly, I love the pumpkins.  I like to decorated with them, carve them, and eat them.  I really love to eat them.

Today I will share a SIMPLE recipe that is sure to bring the pumpkin lover out in you.  All you need are 2 basic ingredients... if you can even call them ingredients.  It is kind of a cheater recipe, if you will.  I can be a bit of a lazy baker.  Meet my close friends this time of year:

Yep, a box of spice cake mix and canned pumpkin.  Put them together and you get magic!

Seriously, take those two ingredients and mix together well.  Feel free to add a little allspice or cinnamon to taste, but that isn't even necessary. 

Now, you can do three things with this batter.

1.  You can add 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.  Drop teaspoon sized "blobs" (that is a technical baking term, in case you were wondering) onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

2.  You can add nothing, drop "blobs" onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Let cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

3.  Get completely lazy and just bake a cake by placing the dough in a greased 13x9 pan and baking at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.  Let cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

What's not to love about these recipes?!  I am wrapping some of these up for my kids' teachers tonight.

Happy Fall!  Eat some pumpkin for me...


Rachel said...

Ironic timing as I'm looking for bake sale treats to make! :) Thanks. And now I'm hungry

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

I could use some pumpkin in my life!

Jewel said...

Thank YOU, Mrs. NB, for another EASY recipe! I just love you recipes! Wow, I'm so excited! I can't wait to fix these....like, tomorrow! :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

YUm is right. I have made that before I think when I was on weight watchers...minus the chocolate and the frosting of course :)

Shana said...

So you don't have to add the stuff it says to add on the cake mix box? I'm confused. I love pumpkin too.

Boy Mom said...


Add some pecans and butterscotch chips...wait, don't do that or you'll hate me...bad!

Mummy McTavish said...

Mmmmm, I looooove pumpkin!

I know I asked this last year but when all you US folk tell me to just go on over to the pantry and grab a good old can of pumpkin moosh... how much is in that can? Y'know, for those of us who still get our food the old fashioned way. I wanted to get a bunch of pumpkin ready for all these awesome recipes everyone is going to be posting!

I'll be the one here in the dark ages with orange hands and pumpkin seeds everywhere from peeling 50 pumpkins. Also, does the can tell you what sort of pumpkin they make their moosh from? I reckon that would make a difference to taste and I'm guessing it's not a good old Queensland Blue.