Tuesday, October 18, 2011

a bit of fall goodness

the weather here is kind of crazy...i guess that's what fall brings. snow falling one day and then the next day, i'm outside in shorts and flip flops.

one thing i do like about fall, i love to try new recipes and enjoy all the yummy fall foods.

instead of buying canned pumpkin puree this year, i decided to buy some sugar pumpkins and make my own puree. it's really very easy!

cut them in half, lay them face down on a baking sheet, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

allow for it to cool for a bit and then scoop out the flesh and mash. i just used my potato masher. now it's ready to add to some great recipes!

you can't cut open a pumpkin without roasting some pumpkin seeds. i sprayed them with a bit of PAM and added salt, then cooked them in the oven for 25 minutes on 350 degrees.

apple chips...sliced 5 apples thinly, then sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. i laid then on a baking sheet and baked them at 225 degrees for 2 hours. i turned off the oven and allowed them dry up over night in the oven. they weren't quite as crunchy as i was hoping, but they are still very good!

apple smiles...this is one of my little lady's fall favorites!


  1. Making those apple smiles as soon as I get some mini marshmallows!!

  2. I think I can manage the apple smiles. Those are so cute!!!

  3. Made pumpkin puree and roasted the seeds just a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Turned out pretty good. I made some nice pumpkin muffins. Gotta try those apple smiles - my kids would go nuts!