Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups white whole wheat flour
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups milk + 1 tbsp vinegar)
1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 egg
2 tbsp canola oil

Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until everything is incorporated.

Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan over medium heat. When hot, pour on the pancake batter and brown on both sides. The batter comes out rather thick, but don’t thin it with more milk. Just spread the batter on the griddle a bit to thin it. Serve with butter and real maple syrup.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-ish box yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted

Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat together the pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, and spices until well combined.
Pour into the prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle the top with yellow cake mix. I prefer a half of a box, but use more if you want it to be very cakey.
Sprinkle with the chopped pecans.
Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the cake.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the custard is set.
Serve warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

We are huge fans of Buffalo Chicken Dip so when I saw this recipe recently I knew I had to give it a try. I am glad I did. It is so good!

1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
2-3 Tbsp hot sauce (I like Frank’s)
1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, for rolling in

In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cheddar and gouda cheeses.

Form into a ball, and then roll in the cheeses to coat.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least an hour before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, pretzels, crackers, or chopped vegetables.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Carmel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

I saw this yummy recipe over at Picky Palate and knew I had to try it.  It is fall in every bite!