Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana bread cinnamon rolls are seriously the way to my children's hearts! Four days ago I went to the grocery store and spent almost $300 on groceries. Today, my house is almost bare of anything that the teenagers may remotely consider a 'snack'. There are no salty pretzels, no sweet treats, and the only fruit left in my kitchen are a few over ripe bananas and a can of pumpkin puree. I'm telling you, these children (and my husband!) eat like linebackers and stay as skinny as twigs! Since I am NOT going to the grocery store again until Sunday, … [Read more...]

Easy Terra Cotta Pumpkin Craft

I have just started pulling out the fall decorations and getting into the spirit of all things pumpkin. I decided to get out my glue gun this afternoon and tackle an easy terra cotta pumpkin craft that I came across on Pinterest. This flower pot craft would make an easy teacher's gift if you have young kids. It'also a cute way to keep the dog from eating the candy I like to leave on the entertainment center. Thankfully, for her anyhow, out of sight means out of mind and she ignores them! Leave an open dish of candy corn out there and she … [Read more...]

Easy Pumpkin Craft Idea Using Juice Can Lids

As I was rummaging through my art closet looking for inspiration, I came across a pile of frozen juice can lids. I don't buy frozen juice very often but the metal lids were perfect for this easy pumpkin craft idea. If you don't have an art closet (or an art box or corner or desk drawer), I seriously recommend you make one! I tuck all sorts of things in my art closet that can be upcycled into craft projects. From oatmeal containers to empty cereal boxes, it's sort of a hodge-podge of stray things I find that I may be able to include in … [Read more...]

Whipped Pumpkin Butter with Honey and Cinnamon

I firmly believe that there is no crime greater than using any type of artificial butter substitute. Light this or low fat that or margarine or anything that isn't real, honest to God butter is just all sorts of wrong. Now, you can make butter even BETTER by beating in a few delicious ingredients like I did with this whipped pumpkin butter. This stuff is butter, only even more awesome! Since I had a leftover canned pumpkin, I decided this pumpkin butter recipe would be the perfect addition to pancakes, biscuits, scones or any other baked … [Read more...]

No Bake Pumpkin Balls That Are Totally Guilt Free!

Yesterday I whipped up a batch of these no bake pumpkin balls and I have been eating them morning, noon and night ever since. Yes, even for breakfast. You know why? Because if you are looking for healthy pumpkin recipes, look no further than these bite-sized morsels! And you know what's even better? They are incredibly easy to make! For these delicious pumpkin treats, just mix a few ingredients, roll into balls, cover with cinnamon and sugar and you are done! Easy and delicious with absolutely zero guilt when I inhale a few at 6 AM! … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon and Sugar

At first as the weather cooled off and summer said goodbye, I was sad. I would miss the fresh berries, watermelon, and ripe, red tomatoes. But then I remembered that along with cooler days and longer nights, fall brings us apples and pumpkins and other delicious goodies! I have been scrolling through Pinterest looking for unique pumpkin recipes and boy are there a lot of them! I decided to treat my kids to some homemade pumpkin donuts this week. The kids get mighty sick of cereal every morning and threaten to skip breakfast altogether when I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Homemade Pudding Recipe

Fall is finally here and with it comes a plethora of pumpkin recipes! YAY! I love pumpkin...we put it in pancakes, soup, pie and even homemade pudding! Yes, you can make a homemade pudding  recipe that tastes exactly like the inside of the pumpkin pie! If you have never made your own pudding from scratch, let me assure you that it is NOT difficult! You do not need to rely on that little box from the grocery store filled with artificial colors and flavors. This pumpkin pie homemade pudding recipe takes less than minutes to make and is filled … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crepes with Maple Creme and a Breakfast for Dinner Recipe Roundup

This pumpkin crepes recipe has been sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions are my own. Do you ever get tired of hearing your family complain about what's for dinner? Ewww...why did you put beans in that? Why are we having fish AGAIN. What's this green stuff? My kids and husband are pretty good eaters but they always seem to have SOMETHING to say about dinner! Except on nights we do breakfast for dinner! Those  nights are always filled with plenty of YAYS and requests for seconds! Those are always good nights! Because I am a huge fan … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding Recipe with Silk Almondmilk #mybloom

This pumpkin pie rice pudding recipe has been sponsored by Silk and TapInfluence but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I was growing up, one of my favorite desserts was a rice pudding recipe that I am pretty sure my mom inherited from my grandmother. It was loaded with plenty of whole milk, eggs and sugar and it tasted divine! Well, now that winter and the holidays have passed, I am trying to lighten up my recipes a bit to help get me in shape for spring and summer outfits. I tried going gluten free for a month, then Paleo for … [Read more...]