Friday, September 30, 2011

Celebrate Fall with this delicious dessert

Hi all!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday and is headed into a fun weekend.  I had to post this recipe today because mine is in the oven baking and if the finished product is only as good as the raw form, we're in for a wonderful fall treat.

I always have lots of pumpkin in the freezer because I take the flesh from our Jack-O-Lanterns and puree it down and then freeze it each October.  Yes, I know they're not the right kind of pumpkin.  I just throw in a little sugar and it's all good.  So...all fall and winter we have many pumpkin-flavored goodies.

Oren wanted to make pumpkin cookies last night, but he also wanted to make brownies.  What???  So, to Pinterest I went.  And luckily for me, my new friend Toni  (she is so great by the way, check her out if you haven't!!) had just pinned a recipe for Pumpkin Salted Caramel Blondies.  Well...that's like a cookie/brownie combination, right?  So I pulled up the recipe this afternoon and we went to work.

                               Source: via Toni on Pinterest

With one small change of course...'cause I'm a little bit of rebel if you didn't know that about me.  Okay...well actually it's just that Chris makes THE BEST caramel sauce on the face of the planet and I knew that if I tried to use Bree's recipe, Chris would say why didn't you just use mine?  So, I did. sea salt or vanilla, but honestly...DELICIOUS!

So, I'm sending you all over to Bree's blog to check out this recipe along with what looks to be a ton of other goodies, but first I will leave you with Chris' recipe for caramel sauce.  It is easy, quick, and tastes good on everything!!

  Melt 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar (doesn't matter if it's light or dark...use what you've got) together in a skillet, stirring occasionally.  When its all melted together, add a bunch of cream, stirring until combined.  (Don't you love exact directions?!?!?!  If I had to give you an amount I'd say 1/4-1/2 cup, but it really just depends on how heavy your hand is when you're pouring and how many calories you're trying to watch.

And, just because it was so's a pic each of Emma and Oren at the Jump-a-thon today.  I spent all day up there counting money for the fund raiser and watching kids jumping rope.  What a funny day!

Bless his heart...jumping rope isn't quite his thing just yet...notice how the  rope is in front of his feet??
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  It's supposed to get down into the 50s this weekend during the night.  And the days are only going to be in the low 80s!  We can't wait.


  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Your kids look like they're having fun.

  2. Glad to hear you liked them! And how cool that your husband cooks? Mine doesn't, which might be a good thing, really. Your kids look cute! I love watching little kids trying to do stuff they just can't quite get yet. Is that weird?


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