Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

I found this recipe on another is below.
I decided to use butternut squash instead of pumpkin..we
 have an abundance of these from our garden.
First I used a melon ball scoop to remove seeds. It has sharp
edges and really makes the job easy.

I added about 1/2 inch water to pan..cooked
about 10 minutes...look at that deep orange color..there
are tons of vitamins..1 cup has 150% of vitamin A of the daily
recommended amount and 63 calories and here's the link to learn more.
and best of all I know where it came from...grown without the use of pesticides.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix...I love nutmeg, which
was not in the recipe, so I added a pinch.

This is really a quick recipe..less than 15 minutes..
less if you use canned pumpkin... and
you have almost a cup of homemade Pumpkin
Cheese Spread..It's so good I am going to double
the recipe next time.
Butternut squash can be substituted in any recipe that
has pumpkin as an ingredient.
My daughter makes this and serves as a dip with
ginger snap cookies..yummy..she is such a great cook.
So here's the recipe and the link to the blog...
                                                  Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

                                                 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
                                                 3 tablespoons brown sugar
                                                 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
                                                 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
                                                 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
                                                 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
                                                 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

                            1. In a small bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and syrup til creamy.
                            2. Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and beat til smooth.
                            3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
                            4. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Signs of fall, santa,snowman,reindeer

Spider/hurricane lilies are the first sign of fall at our house.
They started blooming a couple weeks ago

Just finished a batch of these..I'm thinking...
should I make a wood base for them to
sit in..they will stand but tip over easy.
pattern by: Olde Country Cupboard
Craft shows are now a reality..just around the corner.
We only do 2 shows in the fall..this year went
really fast for us. 
Make it a great day!!
Life is not about the number of breaths we take..
but the moments that take our breath away.