Pumpkin Season has arrived and we have all began to shift our menus and decor! Last week, I shared a new pumpkin dessert recipe and this week I wanted to round up 3 of my favorite pumpkin recipes for Fall!
I’m scared to admit that I am already thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have found that, in the blogging industry, you have to be way ahead to even be relatively on time. With that being said, I’m still catching up on all of my pumpkin posts, including this pumpkin recipe roundup!
3 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Fall
Pumpkin Pie Parfait
This Pumpkin Pie Parfait recipe is the perfect way to switch things up this Fall. Whether you are trying to find a way to reserve your Pumpkin Pie leftovers, or are looking for an easier alternative that allows you to use a store bought Pumpkin Pie instead of making your own, this recipe is the winner. There is nothing I love more than a sweet creamy filling and this is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes for just that reason! Between the traditional pumpkin pie crumble, the sweet creamy filling and let’s not forget the mouth watering maple drizzle, you’re guests will be asking you to jot this recipe down.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake
In my opinion, pumpkin dessert recipes are probably one of the only desserts that can away with being considered dessert, without having chocolate. I kind of have a rule that if it doesn’t have chocolate in it, it really isn’t even dessert! This Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake recipe has both and is completely delightful. Not only does it serve beautifully as dessert, but it also pairs perfectly with you morning coffee. Looking to blur the lines between breakfast and dessert? This recipe is for you!
Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake
If you follow Timeless Taste, then you probably just saw this recipe last week. However, I had to include it in this roundup because it’s just so yummy! I love this recipe because it’s different than most pumpkin spice recipes. It’s is my newest favorite out of these 3 pumpkin dessert recipes. If you have little experience in the kitchen, this recipe is perfect for you. It’s easy to make, easy to serve and delicious to eat!
If you are looking for the perfect pumpkin dessert recipes to make this Fall, these will not disappoint! I love the Fall season and I’m excited to share more recipes and home posts. If you have any blog post or video requests, be sure to leave me a comment below! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out these 3 pumpkin dessert recipes!
This year I was so excited to start my Fall Decorating and outdoors with our porch! I wanted to share a few Fall Porch Decorating Ideas, as well as a peek at our porch this year! If you followed along with our Home Build, you would know that we didn’t move into our house last year until the week of Thanksgiving. So that made decorating for Fall a little challenging. Don’t worry, this year I will be making up for the by sharing tons of exciting Fall decor, recipes and more! Also, don’t forget to check on my two new Fall pages, my Fall Decor + Kitchen page as well as my Fall Beauty + Fashion page!
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I always feel like there is a fine line between carefully designed space and straight up cluttered decor. I have seen pictures pop up on my Facebook feed of people decorating their homes and I thought to myself “If she fit’s one more pumpkin on that mantle, the whole thing is going to fall straight off the wall! 🙈”
For me I wanted our porch to look carefully curated, while not being too overbearing. I haven’t really ever been a fan of straw and up until this year, when I discovered white mums, I wasn’t really a fan of those either! Since moving into our house, last year, I have gravitated even more towards neutrals and a gray color palette. It makes me feel calm and comfortable, so the same thing went for our porch.
Fall Porch Decorating Ideas +Our Front Porch For Fall 2017Mums + Plants
To keep things transitional for all of Fall, I wanted to make sure that the colors I selected would last throughout the next few months. Of course the mums will eventually die, when the weather gets cooler, but I really wanted everything to last well. I decided to go with white mums (of course, right?!) as well as a deep burgundy color! I also varied the sizes and colors to add a bit more texture and dimension, to the vignette.
While we were picking up the mums, I fell completely in love with these two Waxleaf privet’s! They are absolutely stunning and I had my eye on something similar at Lowe’s a few months ago, but just couldn’t bring myself to buying them. Thankfully these beauties entered into my life at just the right time this. I can’t wait to see them bloom next spring!
There is no doubt I love lanterns. I have them in my house, on my porches and just about everywhere in between! They are so beautiful on your front step, your fireplace mantle, hanging from trees and even as a part of a table setting. I am constantly looking for ways that I can incorporate more lanterns into my life.
Lanterns add the perfect touch to your Fall porch scene. They bring light, romance and a bit of structure. I love how ours pull everything together. I couldn’t mention lanterns without sharing these flameless candles with you. A month or so a go, my mom gifted us a set of flameless candles for our lanterns. I’m not kidding the least bit, when I say to you that our porch has never been better! Not only do you not have to light these and go blow them out later! These are set on a timer so you all you have to do is set them once and they come on everyday at the same time! Fall is all about rich color and what is more beautiful than a cool Fall evening, with these lanterns and candles that light themselves?! I can’t think of anything!
Gourds + Pumpkins
This year, instead of pumpkins I decided to opt for gourds instead! After scouring Pinterest for hours days, I finally found a few Fall Porch Decorating Ideas and inspiration photos. I used those as inspiration to create our porch this year. In the past, I have fed finitely been a pumpkin gal, but for some reason this year I just wasn’t feeling it. I spend so much time on Pinterest and there are endless inspiration options for sure! We found the majority of our gourds at Trader Joe’s. They really had a great selection and I even got some of the smaller pieces, for inside, there too. I have seen a few gourds at Lowe’s as well. Be sure to stop in there to see what they have too!
I hope that you enjoyed these few fall porch decorating ideas and found a little inspiration from what we created! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on all of the other exciting fall decor coming out soon! Also, the Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake is one that you definitely don’t want to miss!
Every year when the beginning of Fall rolls around anything, and everything, becomes available in pumpkin spice! I have undoubtedly been a pumpkin spiced latte fan for a few years. Who isn’t? However, this year, I wanted to share something a little deeper than a pumpkin spiced latte recipe! There are so many pumpkin spice recipes out there, so when my goal was to create something different. Something that would combine all of my favorite things about Fall in a unique way. Let me introduce you to this indulgent Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake!
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Before you get all ooey gooey on me, let me first explain the detail behind gooey. First off I am a huge fan of Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake Recipe, but the inspiration for this cake didn’t come from that. The inspiration for this Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake actually came from a similar, gooey, german chocolate dessert recipe of my Aunt Donna’s. I honestly don’t think that cake has a specific name, but all you have to do is start racking off the ingredients and any family member will know exactly what dessert you’re talking about!
This Gooey Pumpkin Spice cake is a spin off of a family favorite, in combination with my love for pumpkin spice. With a rich pumpkin center, surrounded my warm spice cake, this dessert is sure to warm up any gathering you have on your list this Fall. I love the soft crunch the, flavor soaked, pecans give to this cake. You almost don’t know they’re there until you taste one and it takes that bite of dessert to the next level.
Gooey Pumpkin Spice Cake
1 (to 1 1/2) cup chopped pecans
1 box Spice Cake mix
8oz cream cheese
1 stick margarine
3 cups (or 1 box) confectioners sugar
3/4 can of pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 baking pan.
Roughly chop pecans and spread around bottom of 9×13 baking pan. Mix cake according to directions on box and pour over pecans.
In a medium size mixing bowl soften margarine and cream cheese. Stir until smooth. Add in confectioners sugar and pumpkin and mix well, until fully combined.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over top of cake batter. Take a knife and swirl throughout the mix. Be sure to swirl good and take it along the edge. The cream cheese mixture will remain the “gooey” part of the cake!
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.
Serve as is or with whipped topping!
If you are looking for an easy, but festive dessert, to share with family and friends this Fall, I hope you will give this one a try. Not only is it easy, and only requires a few ingredients, but this will trick your guests into thinking you spent all day slaving over this dish! It really only takes a few minutes to whip up and you will be the hostess of the season. I love taking family recipes, that mean so much to me, and experimenting with them in different ways. The way to my heart is through my kitchen and the moments we spend with our families there. I hope you will give this recipe a try and spend a few moments in the kitchen with your spouse, parents, children relatives and friends this holiday season!
Over the years, I have become a quite the fan of sweaters, turtle necks and all things long sleeved! From being a little girl who would itch herself to death, when wearing a sweater, to a lady who wears them nonstop from October to April. You could say I have come quite a long way, since those days! I vividly remember my mom and I going round, and around, about basically everythingme wearing sweaters and turtlenecks. I despised them, until now!
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Earlier this year I discovered this mock neck sweater and instantly became a lover of the mock neck sweater. This one from Romwe (c/o) is less than $20! Add the perfect jeans, and brooch, and you are good to go! I always like to wear my hair up, when wearing a top that detail around the neck. A cute top knot always does the trick!
There is no doubt I love a good party. Want to really make me happy? Throw in a cocktail and send me to a cocktail party! I am continuously inspired by pretty floral arrangements and party platters filled with the most glorious appetizers. A few weeks ago, I found myself yearning for a little cocktail party. I was thinking wine, cheese and maybe a little bruschetta? Between my current obsession with burrata and having some extra pesto on hand, from making this, I later found myself testing this Bruschetta with Pesto and Burrata recipe. And let’s just say, it did not disappoint!
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I love how this recipe combines decadence and simplicity, all while being easy to make. The only cooking required is sautéing the tomatoes, but you could easily serve them fresh, without cooking, and it would be equally as delicious. The homemade bruschetta adds a savory flavor and satisfying crunch to this dish. To really impress your guests, take a little extra time to heat your bruschetta on the grill. Not only will this amplify the taste, but the grill marks are sure to excite your guests!
Traditionally, bruschetta is made from a hearty bread that has been grilled, brushed with olive oil and rubbed with fresh garlic. In this case, I decided to skip rubbing with raw garlic, as I already have a good garlic flavor going from the tomatoes. However, if you choose to skip sautéing the tomatoes, you might want to go for rubbing the bread with raw garlic.
To say that burrata is a delicacy is a true understatement. If you’ve never had the opportunity to greet your tastebuds with this cream filled mozzarella, you are missing out. Easily overlooked, you can find burrata at your local Whole Foods or Fresh Market. If the grill marks on your bruschetta didn’t surprise your guests, this creamy burrata is sure to do the trick!
Bruschetta with Pesto and Burrata
1/2 French baguette
1 pint cherry tomatoes-I like to vary the colors
1 garlic clove
1 burrata ball
If you are going to use the grill to toast your bruschetta, warm the grill while prepping other ingredients.
Slice the baguette diagonally in 3/4 to 1 inch slices. But, feel free to make each slice as thick, or as thin, as you’d like. Place your bruschetta on the grill, for just a few minutes on each side until you can see nice grill marks. If you don’t have time for the grill, that’s totally ok! Simply place your bread under the broiler for just a few minutes. These will burn easily so you want to be extra careful and keep a good eye on them!
Meanwhile, slice cherry tomatoes in half.
In a small, or medium, saucepan. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add 1 minced garlic clove, over a low flame. Cook for one minute. You don’t want to burn the garlic! Add in the sliced tomatoes and cook over a low to medium flame for about 10 minutes until they have softened.
Remove burrata from it’s container and onto a cutting board. Slice the burrata in thin layers and then repeat crossways. The goals is to make the burrata easily spreadable, a good chunky base for the tomatoes.
When your bread is finished toasting, begin by adding a thin layer of pesto, followed by a generous helping of burrata and finish it off with a few tomato slices. Complete the same process to each slice of bruschetta.
Arrange on your favorite platter. Garnish with basil leaves!
If you are in need of any easy appetizer recipe or just want to make this for a Saturday night at home with you hubby-and some wine-I hope that you will give this recipe a try! Bruschetta is one of the easiest and most delicious appetizers out there. If you like my recipe posts, be sure to let me know so I can share more with you in the future!
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