I love watching the reaction of my boys sampling my baked goods. I gave them a bite after school a couple days ago and it was priceless. If I left the room, I am afraid the entire plate would have been devoured. This recipe is that good my friends
Every fall we await the arrival of fresh cranberries in the grocery aisles. “Have you seen them yet?” “Are they in?”
I certainly have been enjoying a lot of pumpkin lately and in particular I have been enjoying transforming the pumpkin pie flavours into different dishes. When I came across the idea of a pumpkin pie white hot chocolate recently on The Luna Cafe I knew immediatly what my next pumpkin pie experiment was going to be. Not too long ago I had tried a pumpkin pie milkshake and a hot version of a pumpkin pie drink sounded perfect for the chilly weather that we have been having. This drink is pretty much as simple as making some white hot chocolate and adding the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices and it is so worth making!
Alright, enough with the boring side dishes already! It's time for the good stuff, the dessert. The dessert is easily the most anticipated part of the Thanksgiving meal and I like to go all out for it. I could not believe that I did not have any pumpkin in my Thanksgiving dinner yet so a pumpkin pie cheesecake seemed like the perfect choice.
I have been trying to free up some space in my freezer lately and I have been coming across some amazing finds. My most recent discovery was some pureed pumpkin that I had frozen earlier in the winter when I had more than I had needed. I had also recently come across the steel cut oats in my cupboard and I thought that pumpkin pie oatmeal would be a nice treat for breakfast. You could easily make this with any kind of oatmeal but I prefer the steel cut oatmeal for its chewier texture. Steel cut oatmeal takes a bit of time to cook and I don't really have the time to make in on weekday mornings but a rice cooker with a timer and a porridge setting is the perfect solution. Waking up to the smell of the cooking oatmeal in the morning and knowing that it will be ready by breakfast time is always nice.
While I was enjoying my pumpkin and feta fritters , thoughts of making a pumpkin pie with grated pumpkin were dancing through my head. I realized that all of the fritters that I had made recently were savoury fritters; Why not try a sweet fritter? Why not a sweet pumpkin pie like fritter? I immediatly set about writing up a recipe. I added a bit of sugar so that the fritters themselves would be on the sweeter side, followed by some cinnamon and spices and how could you go wrong with some raisins and nuts?