Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Whooops.  Guess I’m a little late!  Nothing exciting to report on this morning…well, other than Pumpkin Oats!  :)

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In the pot:  water, unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, whole oats, 1/4 banana, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, cinnamon, pinch of brown sugar, flax meal.

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On top: 1/4 banana, toasted pecans, smooth organic peanut butter

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Heaven in a bowl!  Deeeeeeelish.

With coffee in a pumpkin mug of course…

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Speaking of pumpkin spice and everything nice…I know you’ve all been shooting darts at me with your eyes just waiting for the Pumpkin Spice Fudge recipe.

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Well I tell ya…I got it online!  After Googling around a bit, I found that a lot of the recipes out there were pretty much takes on the exact same recipe.  So I decided to use this one from RecipeZaar. (I left out the nuts).

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I’ve never made fudge/candy before so I was a little worried this first time wouldn’t turn out.  But happily it was actually pretty easy!!  And it turned out fab.  The purchase of this candy thermometer saved the day…less than $10 at SuperStore.

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The best part was buying marshmallow fluff for the first time in years!  Fun.  OK, the best part was actually licking out the jar later.  :)

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I’d say the pumpkin pie fudge I bought in Mahone Bay was better (more pumpkiny, less sugary) but this is on par (if not an exact duplicate) of the pumpkin spice fudge a few of us picked up at Pete’s Frootique during the Halifax GTG.

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Totally worth making.  It’s a keeper! I now have a fridge full of treat bags for Halloween gifties for neighbors and friends.  It makes a 9 x 13 pan, which I consider to be A LOT of fudge!

Hintas soon as it firms up and you can cut it, do so.  I cut it into 12 squares and portioned them each into Ziplock baggies in the fridge.  This way I won’t dip into them because they aren’t in plain view.  :)

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9 comments:

Lynn said...

OH.YUM!!!! :)

tashintraining said...

Thanks for the recipe!

JavaChick said...

When I was a kid it was somewhat of a family tradition that my Dad would make fudge - without a candy thermometer. I remember trying it a few times on my own and it was always a crap shoot as to whether it would turn out. Definitely easier with a candy thermometer!

Tamara said...

And here I was wondering what I could give to one of the girls at work as a gratitude gift this week. This fudge will be perfect! I'll get to eat a little but I won't have to have it in my house (which would be awfully dangerous!) and she'll get something truly unique and delicious. Win/Win!

princessvalecia said...

sounds yummy! I definetly gotta try the pumpkin oats...I hear such good things about it!

Angie All The Way said...

Oh.dear.

is all I can say. I can't even look because i need a shot of insulin if I do! lol

Yay pumpkin oats!

Carolyn said...

Mmmm pumpkin fudge. Yummmm. I love anything that has pumpkin in it. I don't know how you have the will power to not eat the whole pan.

Jamie your meals are seriously inspiring....seriously. I have a new goal: For my meals to look half as good as yours.

Oh and I really can't help laughing out lous when I see one of those evil pumpkins trying to take over. So cute!

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing!

I had tried a recipe with pumpkin in it that ended up hard as a rock so I'm thinking I need to invest in a candy thermometer. (it also looked way darker than the pumpkin fudge I've bought) I also tried a recipe where the white chipits were overpowering - too much white chocolate flavour, not nearly enough vanilla.

Must try this one! :)

Kim said...

drool.