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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Knitting Hat Patterns

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

Just kidding.  My editor wouldn’t let me title the book that – so I went with Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners, and I am so happy to present it to you.

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

What’s Inside

Inside you’ll find directions for these lovely hats

The Peaked Beret

The Peaked Beret - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Plum Fedora

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

And more!

Why You Should Buy It

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners has six original, fun and unique designs inside that are easy to make and quick to work up.  If you’re new to knitting, they are a great place to start!  If you’re a professional level knitter, these patterns are fun for you too!  

They’re all made with big yarn and big needles so they work up quick – and if you are anything like me,  you will appreciat the the instant gratification!  I like quick results, and I love great results, and you will also.

The lovely Penelope loves to model our latest designs, and thank goodness she is not camera shy!  I don’t know what I’d do without her.  You can follow her on Instagram at #penelopewearsitwell 

How to Buy It

Get your copy now Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ( just click on the link and it will take you to where you can download it from our shop ) and see what other goodies we’ve got listed in our Shop ( we’re always adding new things!) 

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DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath

A fun and easy way to spruce up your front door this Halloween – try this DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath.  

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DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath

I like to keep the Halloween decor a little more fun and friendly, and a little shy of creepy.  Maybe that will change as I mature, grow up and get older – but until then, it’s happy Jack O’Lanterns and cookie monsters for me.

DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

Materials:

Directions:

Before we get started, I wanted to share photos of the steps along the way.  The photos I am sharing are from a ribbon wreath I made for a baby shower door prize – so the ribbon is not the same, but the method is.  Also, the photos are old, were taken in not so great light, but get the point across.  

  1. Cut a piece of elastic cord, 5 – 8 inches long
  2. Secure that cord around the wreath formDIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Attaching the Elastic Cord
  3. Wrap the wreath with the tulle or wide ribbon, overlapping as you go, so that you cover all of the white spaceDIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Wrapping the Wreath in Tulle or Wide Ribbon
  4. Be sure to secure your elastic cord while wrapping, but leave the top of the elastic cord loop free ( this is how you will hang your wreathDIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Wrapping the Wreath in Tulle or Wide Ribbon
  5. Cut your ribbon to 3 inch lengthsDIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Cut the Ribbon into lengths for making loops
  6. Fold ribbon into loops, and secure the loops to the wreath form with pinsDIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath Loops of Ribbon being secured with straight pins
  7. Pin the loops to the wreath in a random order, or a pattern, depending on your preference.  Fill in all the gaps with ribbon loops. Be sure to cover the front, inside of the circle and outside of the circle, but not the back of the circle.  Leaving the back free of loops will allow your wreath to site nice and flat against your door

Happy Halloween

DIY Halloween Ribbon Wreath

 

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15 Unbelievably Good Zucchini Recipes

15 Unbelievable Zucchini Recipes sure to please everyone at your table!

Garden over run with Zucchini?  Don’t sweat it!  I’ve got 15 Unbelievably Delicious Zucchini Recipes sure to suit your fancy!

15 Unbelievable Zucchini Recipes sure to please everyone at your table!

Adding Zucchini To Your Recipes

Zucchini usually grows in abundance in your garden, no matter your gardening skills or experience.  One zucchini plant can often result in many many fruit, and when it comes to zucchini, a little goes a long way.  And it is so versatile!

Zucchini can be turned into noodles, sliced and baked in the oven with some of your favourite seasonings, quartered and stuffed, and shredded and added to your favourite cake / cookie / muffin recipes.  It keeps for a while in the fridge, and also freezed well – just shred it first!

Main Dish Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Fritters – by Simply Recipes

Panda Express Zucchini Mushroom Chicken – by Dinner Then Dessert

Spaghetti with Zucchini and Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce – by Domesticate Me

Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast  – by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Mediterranean Stuffed Zucchini – by Handle the Heat

Zucchini and Beef Ragout – by Real Food Whole Life

Zucchini Pancakes – by Bless This Mess

Side Dish Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Fries – by Our Best Bites

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds – by Five Heart Home

Grilled Zucchini with Parmessan – by Garnish With Lemon

Fried Zucchini with Chipotle Ranch Dip – by Home Cooking Memories

Zucchini Recipes for Dessert

Emergency Zucchini Cake – by Food Folks and Fun

Zucchini Brownies – by Crazy for Crust

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – by A Beautiful Mess

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread – by Lil’ Luna

15 Unbelievable Zucchini Recipes sure to please everyone at your table!

 

 

What is your favourite Zucchini Recipe?  Don’t leave without checking out our Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake, it’s amazing!  

 

 

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Best DIY Craft Projects on the Farm

Easy Handmade Trivets Make the Perfect Kitchen Accessories to DIY

It’s getting to be about that time when we all start itching to get our craft on. Summer is half over, kids are heading back to school, and after the glorious down time of summer, it will soon be time to create.

I’ve put together a list of our favourites here – each one is totally doable, and will result in something useful

Best DIY Craft Projects on the Farm

Best Eco Friendly, Up Cycled, Beautiful, Useful and Totally Doable Best DIY Craft Projects for the farm

For the Doorway

Let’s start with our Hand Knit Rag Rug – made with an up-cycled bed sheet! I’m still super pleased with how this turned out

DIY Hand Knit Rag Rug made from an Up-cycled bed sheet and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

 

For the Door Itself

You may recall the lovely and talented Ashley Fehr of Fehrly Crafty Creations stopping by to share with us her super duper easy and beautiful DIY Autumn Burlap Wreath…. it really is something you need to make this year!

DIY Burlap Wreath Perfect Fall Craft for your Front Door and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

For the Garden

Protect what is left in your garden from the critters looking for their winter meal. Or just add a fun decoration to your front porch with a fun and easy DIY Scarecrow Project

DIY Scarecrow from start to finish - complete with the flippy floppy hat and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

 

For the Kitchen

It’s no secret knitting is a big thing around here – and it’s also no secret we like to DIY and we sway lightly to the eco-friendly side of life.  You can too with these wonderful 100% cotton Napkins.  The pattern is really easy to follow, and the results are amazing.

DIY Cotton Napkin free knitting pattern for eco-friendly living and some of the Best DIY Craft Projects

Also For the Kitchen

No kitchen is complete without the addition of super cute trivets.  Here is a great tutorial for a DIY Trivet, from a knitted I-cord.  

Easy Handmade Trivets Make the Perfect Kitchen Accessories to DIY part of the Best DIY Craft Projects

What projects are you starting?

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DIY Rainbow Scarf

DIY hand knit super long scarf in a rainbow pattern

Truth be told, there is nothing quick about knitting a scarf.  A scarf is a scarf.  You can make it a quick project by using really thick yarn and multiple strands held together, throw in some oversize needles, and you’re getting there.  Make it a short scarf, and you’re cooking with gas. But then again, time is relative, right?

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Handknit Super Long Rainbow Scarf for a top ten DIY accessory

So, I made this scarf in my quest for cozy rainbow knits, and even though it took a while to complete – and by a while I mean, I started it Monday morning, and completed it Thursday morning, but no – I did not actually knit continuously the entire time, but I estimate it can be done in a few hours.  I will probably make another one soon, and I will set a timer and report back.  That’s how I established the time it takes to make that Brilliant One Hour Neck Warmer I shared with you the other day.

My Creative / ng Process

(Did you see what I did there? Pretty clever, right?) It’s important for me to share with you that when I post a knitting pattern here for you on my site, these are the steps I take.  

  1. Dream up something fantastic
  2. Try to replicate what is in my vision – this quite often involves a few do overs, and rip outs, and multiple interuptions, etc… but I eventually get it right – OR I don’t… 
  3. Write down all of the details of the pattern and the list of materials and prepare to share them here with you, all the lovely knitting enthusiasts, and then 4
  4. Repeat.  I follow the pattern I created for you, to seek out any errors, and to ensure that it is indeed followable.  ( Who knew that wasn’t a word?)

There is an exception to #4 in this circumstance however because first, the pattern is really really easy.  It’s just a knit stitch over and over and over again, and next, I was just really excited to share it with you so you could have it in time for the Top Ten DIY Rainbow Accessories list I was putting together for you.  Without further ado, I present to you

DIY Rainbow Scarf

The completed scarf measures approximate 8′ long by 6″ wide.  

A circular needle is used in this project, to accommodate the many stitches.  Work back and forth on the circular needle, and DO NOT JOIN

Materials

Directions

With Blue, Cast on 180 sts

Row 1 ( wrong side) : knit

Join Purple, and knit 4 rows.

Join Green, and knit 6 rows.

Join Yellow, and knit 4 rows.

Join Red, and knit 1 row.

Bind off in red.

When finished with one colour, cut and secure the ends, and weave in later when you are finished your scarf

Top ten DIY Rainbow Accessories

Top 10 DIY Rainbow Accessories

The Big Hat

Kid’s Pom Pom Hat

Rainbow Twist Neck Warmer

Yarn Tassel

Rainbow Finger Gloves – Elise Dupont Designs

Rainbow Kurbits Hat –  Johanne Landin

Rainbow Arm Warmers – A Friend to Knit With

Rainbow Dreadlock Tam – Sand and Sky Creations

Rainbow Cup Cozy – Envatotuts+

Granny Square Bracelet – Loom Love

 

Top Ten Rainbow Ideas

Top 10 Rainbow Art Activities from Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Top 10 Rainbow Play Recipes from Craftulate

Top 10 Rainbow Cupcakes from Our Good Life

Top 10 Edible Rainbow Activities from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Rainbow Drinks  from Witty Hoots

Top 10 Rainbow Play Dough Ideas  from Creative World of Varya

Top 10 Rainbow Books for Kids from Sunny Day Family

Top 10 Making Rainbows STEM Activities for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands

Top 10 Colorful Rainbow Games from Our Whimsical Days

Top 10 Ways to Paint a Rainbow from Still Playing School

Top 10 Color Matching Activities for Toddlers by Playground Parkbench

Top 10 Rainbow Crafts for Kids from The Resourceful Mama

Top 10 Rainbow Suncatchers from Rhythms of Play

Top 10 Fine Motor Skill Ideas Featuring Rainbows from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Pot O’ Gold Activities from Crafty Kids at Home

DIY Rainbow Puzzles from Teach Me Mommy

Top Ten Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorials from Words ‘n’ Needles

Top 10 Rainbow Fish Activities by Play & Learn Every Day

Top 10 Rainbow Preschool Songs from Preschool Powol Packets

Top 10 Rainbow Learning Activities from Living Life and Learning

Top 10 Healthy Rainbow Food Ideas from Eats Amazing

Top 10 Rainbow Busy Bags from Happy Brown House

Top 10 Color Theory Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

 

DIY hand knit super long scarf in a rainbow pattern

 

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Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe perfect any of time of year, super simple to make for every day dessert, and delightful enough to serve on special occassions

It’s pretty hard to go wrong with Apple Pie, and there is a reason for the expression easy as pie – because it is so, so easy to make.  Even the flaky crust.  

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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe perfect any of time of year, super simple to make for every day dessert, and delightful enough to serve on special occassions

The Secret to a Great Pie

A great fruit pie consists of fruit, sugar and a great crust.  Now seriously, don’t be scared by the crust.  A lot of people balk at the thought of making a great crust, I did too.  However, as you can see from the photo above, I have totally mended my ways, and have learned how to make a really great crust. You can too.  All you need is the right tool for the job.

An apple pie is perhaps the simplest of fruit pies, and there’s not much to them, that may be perhaps why the crust is so important when you’re enjoying a homemade apple pie.  

“I May Be Bruised, but I Still Taste Sweet”

I can’t help myself but digress here a wee bit.  Pretty much every time I sit down to write about some fantabulous thing to share with you all, I nearly always have a song in my head that goes along with whatever I’m writing.  I don’t think it is possible for me to even consider anything appl-y without breaking into Bad Apple from Over 60 Minutes With David Wilcox.  Does this happen to you?  
 

So about them Apples

When choosing apples for an apple pie, it makes for easier work if you choose larger apples.  A lot of people prefer a tart apple, for their homemade apple pies, but the real trick is choosing apples that aren’t too juicy.  The really juicy apples with leave you with a soppy mess on your bottom crust, and no amount of perfect flakiness skills will save you then.

Typically, the best apples for the job are courtland, jonagold and honeycrisp.  McIntosh apples will do in a pinch as well.  

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe perfect any of time of year, super simple to make for every day dessert, and delightful enough to serve on special occassions

Crust with the Perfect Flakiness

As I mentioned earlier, the secret to the crust, is all about having right tool for the job.  Make sure you have a Pastry Knife / Blender, and you’re good to go.  Yep, that’s it. There is no real secret recipe, you can have tremendous success if you follow the recipe on the box of lard.  Fear not however, I will share with you my favourite pie crust recipe that I have written down in an old faded book, that to tell you the honest to goodness truth I have no idea where it came from, but I’m going to take a guess that it was my Grandmother’s.

Homemade Apple Pie
Homemade Apple Pie Recipe perfect any of time of year that is super simple to make for every day dessert, and delightful enough to serve on special occassions
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Ingredients
  1. Pastry for two shells
  2. 6 cups of peeled, sliced apples
  3. 3/4 cups brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Prepare bottom pie shell
  3. Core and peel apples, and slice them until you have six cups
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon and apple slices
  5. Add fruit mixture to pie shell
  6. Cover with top crust
  7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Notes
  1. After your top crust is in place, mix equal parts milk and white sugar, and apply to pie with pastry brush;
  2. Check on your pie in while baking, and if the crust is getting too brown, place a sheet of foil overtop to keep from burning the crust
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Favourite Pie Crust Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 Cup lard
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1/4 tsp. salt
  4. 2 tbsp. cold water
Instructions
  1. Mix flour and salt
  2. Cut in lard with a pastry knife / blender
  3. Gently work in water with your hands
Notes
  1. I don't double this recipe for two shells. I make a separate ball of pastry dough per shell;
  2. Fruit pies should have a vented top, so use a lattice top, or cut a few slats into the top - I use an apple shaped cookie cutter, for an extra special touch
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“I May be the Sweetest Apple on the Tree”

Now, tell me, how can you not love a blog that quotes David Wilcox tunes while pontificating over apple pie?

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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe perfect any of time of year, super simple to make for every day dessert, and delightful enough to serve on special occassions

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Cranberries, Sauced.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
 

 
Let’s say that you’ve been invited to a Thanksgiving dinner.  Obviously you offer to bring something, wine or bread perhaps?  Maybe you suggest a quick stop at the bakery to grab a dessert?  What if your host says “No, no we’ve got all that covered thanks – perhaps you can bring a side dish?”
Now, either cooking is easy for you or it’s not.  If the former is true, you’ll have no trouble whatsoever preparing the easiest side dish ever, and not to mention, yummy!  If dabbling in the kitchen is not your forte, you may be inclined to skip that dinner altogether and cozy up with a t.v dinner – or search desperately for something in a can to bring along.  

Stop. Right. There.

Even if the thought of slaving in the kitchen causes you to buckle at the knees, this is still the easiest side dish ever to prepare.
Before I go any further, let’s remember Buffy.  Yes, that Buffy.  In the eighth episode of Season 4, entitled Pangs, Buffy is trying to create a typical Thanksgiving celebration.  She has lost her mom, her first year at college isn’t going so well, and she just wants to her friends to gather round for a nice Thanksgiving Supper.  And Willow brings frozen peas. 
You and I both know that there is nothing wrong with frozen peas, just like there is nothing wrong with cranberry sauce from a can.  However, some occasions call for fresh, and some occasions call for homemade. 
Let’s say that this Thanksgiving Dinner invite you received, is one of those occasions.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Side Dish - Some occasions call for Homemade

 

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

 

Seriously. That’s it.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

 

Directions

1. Combing sugar and water in small pot / saucepan, and bring to a boil.
2. Add cranberries to boiling water, and bring to a boil again.
3. Reduce heat, and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Remove from heat, cool and transfer to a pretty bowl.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Side Dish - Some occasions call for Homemade

 
Let’s say you’ve been invited to Thanksgiving Dinner, and straight away you offer to bring some cranberries, sauced.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

 
Told you it was easy 😉
 

 
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie

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You know Autumn has arrived when people start whipping out their pumpkin pie recipes.  It’s the ultimate in comfort food, with a soft flaky pastry, and to. die. for. when you serve it up with whipped cream. 
 
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The ultimate in comfort food, with a soft flakey pastry, and fresh from the garden pumpkin. Simply to. die. for. when you serve it up with whipped cream.

 
For tips on growing your own pumpkins read my post here How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins and if you’d like to learn how to make your own pumpkin puree, which of course you may as well, read my instruction here DIY Pumpkin Puree
 

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients

Pastry
  • 1/3 cup lard
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. cold water
Filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
* Note that pumpkin pie is easiest to make in a heavy ceramic or glass pie plate.  If you don’t have one, and are using an aluminum pie plate, place it on a cookie sheet for before you fill it with the pumpkin pie filling.  You can put the whole cookie sheet in the over for baking, to avoid spilling the pumpkin-y goodness allover the place.  I have included some handy affiliate links for your convenience.

The ultimate in comfort food, with a soft flakey pastry, and fresh from the garden pumpkin. Simply to. die. for. when you serve it up with whipped cream.

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Prepare the pastry:  Mix flour and salt into mixing bowl.  Cut in the lard with the pastry knife, or pastry blender until you get coarse crumbs ( see the image above) Add the cold water and mix it with your hand.  This is how you will get a nice flakey pie crust. When it can be made into a ball, it’s ready.
3. Roll out the pastry with a rolling pin into as large a circular esque type of shape as you can.  Don’t over roll it, you want to do as much as you can in as few rolls as possible.

The ultimate in comfort food, with a soft flakey pastry, and fresh from the garden pumpkin. Simply to. die. for. when you serve it up with whipped cream.

 
4. Fit the pastry into the pie plate by gently folding it into a semi circle, and carefully lifting the pastry over and onto the pie plate.  Unfold and arrange to suit the pie plate.  Trim the overhang to about an ince from the edge, and roll the pastry under at the edges, all around the pie plate.  Use your thumb and index finger to pinch the pastry (as seen above)

The ultimate in comfort food, with a soft flakey pastry, and fresh from the garden pumpkin. Simply to. die. for. when you serve it up with whipped cream.

 
5. Use the scraps from your pastry to cut out little pumpkin shapes to decorate your pie, set aside.
6. Combine all of the ingredients for the filling into a large mixing bowl.  Mix until well blended.  Pour into prepared pie shell, and place pastry pumpkins on top of the filling.  The filling will be very runny.

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7. Bake for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 F, and bake another 45 minutes.
8. Let cool, and serve with whipped cream.  Refrigerate any leftovers.
 

More Than Pumpkin Pie

Got more pumpkin?  Try Mini Pumpkin Muffins, or this super duper yummy (and very rich) Pumpkin Fudge and this family favourite Deep Dish Baked Pumpkin.

And I would be remiss if I did not include 40 Ways to Decorate, Craft, Cook and Play with Pumpkins, from our It’s Friday We’re In Love Series which you should totally be checking out!

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Deep Dish Baked Pumpkin

This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.
 This baked pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert!  It is THAT good.
 This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.

 

 
For tips on growing your own pumpkins read my post here How to Grow Your Own Pumpkins and if you’d like to learn how to make your own pumpkin puree, which of course you may as well, read my instruction here DIY Pumpkin Puree

Ingredients

This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.

 
  • 1/3 cup softened butter / margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed / pureed pumpkin ( butternut squash makes an excellent substitute)
  • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter / margarine

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Lightly grease a deep baking / casserole dish
3. Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla
4. Stir in pureed pumpkin.  The mixture will be very runny.
5. Pour into prepared baking dish, and bake uncovered for 45 minutes. 

This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.

 
* Note that you can make ahead up to this point.  Refrigerate baked pumpkin up until 1 hour before you’d like to serve it.  Just add the topping and pop into warm oven for 20 minutes.
6. Mix together the remaining ingredients, and sprinkle over the top of the baked pumpkin.  Cook 5 – 10 minutes longer.
 

This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.

 
Got more pumpkin?  Try Mini Pumpkin Muffins, or this super duper yummy (and very rich) Pumpkin Fudge.
And I would be remiss if I did not include 40 Ways to Decorate, Craft, Cook and Play with Pumpkins, from our It’s Friday We’re In Love Series which you should totally be checking out!

 

 This fresh from the garden Baked Pumpkin has been served and enjoyed in our home as a side dish, main dish, breakfast and dessert! It is THAT good.
Enjoy!
 

 
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Carroty Carrot Cake

Extra Carroty Carrot Cake perfect cool weather dessert
This is soooo good!  I can’t believe there’s carrots in it!
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Harvest fresh carrots from your garden to make this carrot cake that is a perfect cool weather dessert.
 
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Carroty Cake Harvest fresh carrots from your garden to make this ultimate fall treat.

 

Carroty Carrot Cake 

Use fresh carrots from your garden if you’ve grown them, if not store bought is totally fine!  No nuts, no pineapple, just carrots.  That’s all a carrot cake really needs after all.  Well, that and heaps of cream cheese frosting.  I mean, right?

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Apple Sauce
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 14 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 Cups Shredded Carrots

 

Carroty Cake Harvest fresh carrots from your garden to make this ultimate fall treat.

 

Directions:

1. Prepare two 8″ round cake pans by greasing lightly, and sprinkling with flour
2. Preheat oven to 350 F
3. Mix sugar, applesauce and eggs in LARGE mixing bowl. 
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the applesauce mix – EXCEPT for the carrots and the Cream Cheese Frosting. Mix well
5. Stir  the grated / shredded carrots into the batter.
6. Use a scoop to evenly spread the batter between the two cake pans.  Lightly tap the bottoms of the pans to remove bubbles.
7. Bake for approx. 35 minutes until cake is ready, and cool on wire racks.
8. When cakes are cool, place bottom layer on plate, scoop cream cheese icing  onto first layer and spread around. Place top layer, and continue to frost the entire cake.  Refrigerate
Extra Carroty Carrot Cake perfect cool weather dessert
 
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