Mammy’s Pumpkin Cookies

My grandmother, we call her Mammy, makes the best pumpkin cookies. My mom’s pumpkin cookies taste delicious too, but my cousin has ruled Mammy’s as the winner. I must agree with him. Pumpkin cookies are great in the fall, but I love snacking on them throughout the year. They don’t stick around for long, so I keep making new batches. I also like keeping them in the freezer so they are hard and crunchy with extra-cold chocolate chips. To make … Continue reading

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite parts about pumpkin carving (or cooking) is getting to toast the seeds. I love scooping seeds out of a pumpkin and rinsing them because they get so slimy!! It’s a fun activity to do with kids after carving a jack-o-lantern, and it’s fun for me to do by myself. I also love snacking on the finished product. After scooping your seeds out of the pumpkin (a grapefruit spoon helps a lot with this part), put them … Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I love pumpkin! Here’s a simple pumpkin cake that is nice to eat with a mug of hot tea or apple cider. It’s easy to throw together, and it smells SO good. To make this cake, preheat your oven to 350°F. Beat together 1 cup of room-temperature butter (2 sticks) and 1 cup of sugar. Then mix in 1 egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.  Mix in 1 cup of pumpkin purée.  Then, mix in 2 cups of flour, 1 … Continue reading