So Thanksgiving is over. The gravy boat is put away until next year, the mashed potato bowl is soaking in the sink, and there’s still a good amount of pie sitting on your counter. Sure, you could eat it for breakfast for the next couple of days, or you could repurpose that pie by pureeing it and adding it to your favorite brownie recipe.
Leftover Pie Brownies
To find out what pie went into my leftover pie brownies, visit Foodbeast.
My Thanksgiving menu, for the most part, is very traditional. Yet, while I’m fond of the old favorites, I am always itching to try something new. So I devised a way to turn a Turkey Day cornerstone on its head: Dessert Stuffing with White Chocolate “Gravy” (which is pretty much like bread pudding, but you make it on the stove top, so you aren't using up any of that precious oven space). It will make a great addition to any Thanksgiving dessert line-up—complementing the pies you no doubt already have on the docket.
Dessert Stuffing with White Chocolate Gravy
To see the recipe in its entirety, visit Foodbeast.
A Trader Joe's opened in Boulder this year. While this location doesn't sell any of the wine they are so famous for, there are plenty of other things (so much cheese!) that keep me coming back. The latest? Cookies & Creme Cookie Butter. I barely made it out of the store before I tore into it for a little taste. The only thing that stopped me was that I had a plan for it... this plan: Cookies and Creme Cookie Butter Fudge.
Trader Joe's Cookies and Creme Cookie Butter Fudge
With all the time you’ve spent collecting twigs for your Groot costume, you may not have had an opportunity to consider what you’re taking to the Halloween party you’re going to this weekend. Let me give you a step in the right direction: candy corn. Candy corn upon candy corn upon candy corn. Four different candy corn-flavored products melted and mashed together in a bar that will remind you that you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Halloween.
Candy Corn Marshmallow Bites
For the full recipe, that's scary good, visit Foodbeast.
Have you seen/tried this recipe from Betty Crocker? Looks awesome, right? Know what else is awesome? Pumpkin. Duh. So because it's fall, and I just can't help myself, I used BC's recipe as a starting off point to create a seasonally satisfying recipe of my own, and it went a little something like this...
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease your fabulous "Edge" brownie pan (a 9x13 will do).
Combine brownie mix, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree until no streaks are left, spread into pan, and bake as directed (25-30 minutes). Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, beat together butter, pumpkin peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.
Microwave morsels and butter together (will get a little greasy but keep stirring and keep an eye on it as it melts). Let it cool a smidge and then spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set.
Cut and pig out.
Wasn't sure how I'd feel about the pumpkin-flavored peanut butter, but after trying this recipe, I'm a fan. Every layer tastes like leave-pile-jumping, jack-o-lantern carving childhood memories.
They'd make a great Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert. Be sure to grab the pumpkin PB and the pumpkin morsels when you get the chance though. You never know when they'll be off the shelves, and you definitely don't want to miss out on this.
Did you know that you can substitute pumpkin for eggs (1/4 cup pumpkin puree for 1 egg)? In baked goods, that is. I wouldn’t recommend trying to make scrambled eggs and subbing out the eggs for pumpkin… but I wouldn’t NOT recommend it either.
So, because it's fall and therefore everything must taste of pumpkin, I put this switcheroo to good use and made these Pumpkin Oreo Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies. The dough recipe is adapted from Alton Brown’s “Chewy” and the concept is based on Picky Palate’s Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies… with my own seasonal twist.
Pumpkin Oreo Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies
To find out how to fill your face... and your heart, with this perfectly pumpkin-y cookie, visit Foodbeast.
So I know I've already made fudge using the Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut spread from Jif, but it's so good, and I needed to get it out of my pantry so I would stop just eating it straight from the jar. Plus, there's all this pumpkin stuff out this season that I needed to try. So I thought I'd put the two flavors together (I know I'm not the first and shant be the last) to create this simple and simply fall-tastic fudge.
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Oreo Fudge
10 Pumpkin Oreos, coarsely chopped
10oz Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread
10oz Nestle Pumpkin Spice Morsels
Line 9x9 baking dish with wax paper.
Microwave pumpkin morsels until melted. Stir in caramel hazelnut spread, then stir in chopped up Pumpkin Oreos.
Pour fudge mixture into wax paper lined baking dish and spread around evenly.
Let set in freezer for 30 minutes. Cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
The verdict? Like l said before, it's salted caramel and pumpkin. You know it's a good combo. You don't need me to confirm that for you.