Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies – Day 8!

Happy Columbus Day!  For day 8 we are making a fun chocolate chip pumpkin cookie that is super easy and only dirties ONE bowl! This would be something fun to make with the kiddos on their day off today!  One of Cooper and Elsa’s favorite treats is a good chocolate chip cookie and this one Read More


Spiced Pumpkin Bourbon Cocktail – Day 7!

Day 7 was a chilly, fall festival day and this drink was the perfect ending to a day spent outside. The spices in this drink warm your insides and make you want to cuddle under a comfy blanket and watch fall harvest Hallmark movies! Ingredients: 2 oz bourbon 2 T canned pumpkin (or fresh puree) Read More

TJ’s Pumpkin Rolls – Day 6!

Happy Saturday! Today’s post is a little bit of a cheat, but we will be on the road for a while with a packed day so no cooking on my agenda! Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls are what inspired the 31 days of pumpkin.  Our little guy had a different brand of rolls that were loaded with Read More


Pancetta and Pumpkin penne – Day 5!

Finally!  Pasta! Day 5 concludes the first work/school week of 31 Days of Pumpkin!  I have to say, it was much easier than I thought to prep and make all of the pumpkin recipes than I had anticipated.  Meal planning is not my strong suit, but I’m seriously trying to work on it! Today is Read More


Pumpkin Puree – Day 4!

Day 4 is here! All of our pumpkin recipes this week have been delicious and a huge hit with evryone in our family!  We’ve never made any of these recipes so it was quite a nice surprise. It occured to me that I should probably share our pumpkin puree recipe since that is what we Read More


Cranberry and Pear Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette – Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the 31 Days of pumpkin! It’s a million degrees outside and I’m totally over it, but I will not let the pumpkin lovers in my life down!  That is why my choice for today is a salad (for the hot day) and a pumpkin vinaigrette (because it IS fall). The Read More


Creamy Ginger Pumpkin Soup – Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of 31 days of pumpkin! Today’s recipe is super simple! (from America’s Best Pumpkin recipes magazine) Ingredients: 2 T unsalted butter 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 2 T all-purpose flour 4 cups vegetable broth 1 – 15 oz can pumpkin 1/2 cup sweetened applesauce 1/2 t ground ginger 1/4 t ground Read More


31 Days of Pumpkin!

Happy October everyone! Even though fall technically started two weeks ago, I personally don’t feel like it’s fall until October 1st.  It’s going to be 85 degrees here in Illinois on Wednesday, but I’m not going to let that mute my need for pumpkin everything! Our little guy is obsessed with all foods containing pumpkin Read More


Garbage Disposal Bombs

I always forget about the garbage disposal when I clean.  The darn thing doesn’t let me forget for long! Garbage disposal bombs are an easy way to clean AND deodorize your disposal. Once in a while I would throw lemon remnants down the disposal and it would smell good, but wasn’t getting cleaned. These bombs Read More


Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It’s flu season.  Or it’s STILL flu season.  I’m not sure there was a break from it this year.   For the last six months it has felt like someone has always been sick in our house.  We are over it. Last year we were turned on to Elderberry Syrup.  After researching a more holistic Read More