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: bakedbree.com 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.  So...no 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!!

CHRIS' DELICIOUS CARAMEL SAUCE
  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 funny...here'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.

2 comments:

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

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  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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