Good morning! I hope that today is a better day for many and that they are able to return to their homes and assess the damage and to make a plan to move forward. In the last few days I have hears so many stories and I cannot get them out of my mind. I am praying and hoping for the best.
|Pumpkin Soup with Chorizo|
It”s September and the blogs and Pinterest have been featuring Fall decor, recipes and more for a few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall but as I have said I am trying to “live in the moment” or season as the case may be so I am easing my way into the season.
I have been a chocolate lover my entire life and in fact have another blog called Once Upon a Chocolate Life but to be honest pumpkin spice is my favorite flavor ever. I could eat pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumkin mac and cheese, pumpkin soup and everything and anything containing pumpkin spice all year long I love it that much. Although, I do not like pumpkin spiced latte, or #PSL as the millennials’ refer to it but that is only because I do not like or drink coffee.
|Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes|
With that my question to you is, are you a pumping spice lover? Pumpkin itself is a neutral flavor that is why they add it to so many things, but pumpkin spice is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice and mace. That heady and fragrant combination adds so much flavor to pies, breads, cakes, and even savory dishes.
|Pumpkin Bread Pudding|
If you would like to make your own pumpkin spice and you should because it is easy and tastes so much better than the pre-mixed version, here is the recipe I use.
1/3 cup ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespon freshly ground nutmeg or mace
11/2 teaspoon ground cloves
11/2 teaspoon ground allspice
Mix together and store in a jar.
What is your favorite pumpkin spice dessert? Pie, cookies, brownies, cheesecake? And what about a savory dish, soup, pasta, roasted pumpkin, salads or something entirely different?
I would also like to welcome you to share a recipe or two, perhaps your family has passed along a recipe that you cherish?
Have a great day!