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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Recipe Wednesday! SQUASH your sweet cravings for PUMPKIN!

How to CHEAT on holiday time by starting with a cake mix! That's right, these two recipes satisfy your sweet tooth and get you out of the kitchen quickly. Have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving with your family + friends too! ************************************************************************************************************************** PUMPKIN CHIP COOKIES
>>>INGREDIENTS: *1 box spice cake mix *1 can pumpkin (15 oz.) *2 Tbsp water *1 tsp vanilla *dash of salt *1/2 Cup cinnamon chips (optional) *1/4 Cup white chocolate chips (optional) *1/4 Cup chocolate chips (optional) >>>DIRECTIONS: Mix it all together, scoop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 350 for approx 20 minutes (depends on size of scoops) or until barely golden. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** PUMPKIN COBBLER WITH CUSTARD
>>>INGREDIENTS: *1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)- reserve 2 Tbsp *2 eggs *1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.) *1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice *1 box yellow cake mix *1 stick melted butter *caramel ice cream topping for drizzling *whipped cream for garnish >>>DIRECTIONS: Mix the first four ingredients above, and layer this pumpkin mix onto the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix on top, sprinkle over it with water. Pour the stick of melted butter over the top of the cake mix. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. (While this is baking, prepare the custard.) >>>CUSTARD TOPPING: *2 cups whipping cream – whipped until thick, then add the following until very thick: *1 package instant vanilla pudding *1/4 cup milk *2 Tbsp reserved pumpkin *1/2 tsp cinnamon Chill custard until ready to serve. When cobbler is out of the oven, let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly, then serve with a dollop of pumpkin custard, caramel drizzle and whipped cream.

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