Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Cobbler ~ That Other Pumpkin Dessert

This may just replace your regular pumpkin pie
at your next holiday dinner. 
It's not a pie and it's not a cake.
It's the other pumpkin dessert.
 Pumpkin cobbler...or crunch when topped
 with chopped pecans or walnuts. 

It's warm and comforting.
 It uses regular pumpkin pie ingredients, with
 the addition of yellow cake mix and melted butter
for the streusel topping. It's easier than pie 
and will serve more people. 
 In a large bowl whisk the eggs.
 Whisk in the pumpkin, milk, sugar, and spices.
 Use the butter wrapper to grease a 9x13 dish.
 Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute. 
Stir in the cake mix and mix until crumbly.
 Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top.
Bake in a 350º oven for 1 hour until golden.
You can also sprinkle on 1 C chopped pecans on
top for a nice crunch. Sprinkle the nuts on just
half of it and see which way you like it better.
I like it both ways. 
 Let cool about 15 minutes.
 Cut into squares to serve.
Use a small spatula. 
I like my slice plain and still warm
with a cup of coffee.
 Larry likes his topped with ice cream.
It's a  nice holiday dessert that will 
serve 16-24 at your next party.
Pumpkin Cobbler
1 can - 15 oz pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
3 XL eggs
¾  C sugar
2 t cinnamon
¼ t nutmeg
¼  t ginger
¼ t allspice
¼ t salt
1 t maple or vanilla vanilla
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
(1 to 1 ½ C chopped pecans)
Grease a 9x13 dish with the butter wrapper. 
Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl. 
Whisk in the pumpkin, milk, sugar, and 
spices. Pour into the casserole.
Combine the cake mix and melter butter.
 Mix until crumbly and sprinkle evenly over 
the top. Bake @350 for 1 hour. Let cool 
15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve using 
a metal spatula. Top with whipped cream 
or vanilla ice cream. Serves 16-24
tip: *You can use 4t pumpkin pie spice
 in place of the 4 other spices.
*You can also sprinkle on
 1 to 1 ½ C chopped pecans to the topping.
Or just do nuts on half the cobbler.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Just add a little pumpkin spice mix to your 
French Toast batter for a 
"welcome to fall" breakfast. 
Mix the batter in a pie dish.
Don't have pumpkin spice mix? 
Make your own. You'll be using it a
lot this fall, 
Pumpkin Spice Mix
2T cinnamon
2 t ground ginger
2 t nutmeg
2 t ground cloves.
Combine all ingredients and stir well.
Store in a saved spice jar. 
 Dip in your bread making sure to let it soak up
 the batter on each side. Brown in a sprayed pan.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast
2 eggs
1/2 C milk
2 t sugar
1 t pumpkin spice
1/4 t vanilla
6-8 slices of bread
Whisk the ingredients in a 
pie plate; then dip in the bread slices
in for at least 15-30 per side to 
saturate. Cook in a sprayed pan
on MH until golden. Serve on heated
plates sprinkle on powdered sugar.
Add a pat of butter and a drizzle 
of maple syrup if desired.


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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Eggs in a Cloud

These are the prettiest little eggs you'll ever eat. 
They are all fluffy with the perfect oosy yolks, 
that are good for swirling each tasty bite. 
Simple to make too! Make 2, make 4, make 
a dozen for an impressive brunch. 
 You'll need: eggs, some minced chives or 
green onions, some cheese, Parmesan, cheddar, 
or whatever, Crumbles cooked bacon is 
good too. Salt & Pepper. No exact amounts.
Separate the eggs and whisk the egg
whites with a whisk or hand mixer until
fluffy. Mix in  parmesan cheese,
chives, and bacon (if using). Place in mounds
on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make a
depression in the middle with the back of
a spoon. Bake at 450º for 3 minutes.
Remove from the oven and  place
 the reserved egg yolks in each depression.
Return to oven and bake another 3 minutes. 
 Season with salt and pepper as desired. 
 The yolks are oozy-good. 
Swirl every bite of the cloud in the yolks.

Eggs in a Cloud
2 eggs, separated
2 T shredded cheese
1 T minced chives
1-2 strips bacon, 
cooked and crumbled
Beat the egg whites and mix
in cheese, chives and bacon.
Mound onto parchment lined pan.
Make a depression in the middle. 
Bake for 3 minutes @450º.
Add the egg yolks to the depression
and bake another 3 minutes.