Sep 202011
Everything Pumpkin

The season of fall rolls in and pumpkin treats are number one on the list. From the typical pumpkin pies, spiced teas, and even a muffin surprise. PUMPKIN PIES Pumpkin pies are always in the grocery stores and especially bakeries. These pies are soft and sweet. Warming it up in the oven makes it seem like it was just freshly baked in your very own kitchen. Of course, you can add a few semi homemade touches. Add a a sprinkling of cinnamon, melted marshmallows, and a scoop of whip cream. This makes a good dessert fantastic! SPICED PUMPKIN TEAS A [read more…]

 September 20, 2011  Posted by
Oct 152010
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are a New England tradition with their pillowy cake “bookends” and thick, creamy filling. The first recipes hail from Amish cookbooks and were commonly included in children’s school lunches. According to Amish legend, the cake’s name was coined when the children would yell “whoopie” upon discovering the delicious treat in their lunch bags. Traditional whoopie pies are chocolate with a white, vanilla cream filling today’s baker has endless possibilities when baking this simple yet delightful treat. These pumpkin spice whoopie pies are to die for. The airy cake has just the right balance of spice and pumpkin to [read more…]

 October 15, 2010  Posted by
Nov 062009
Thanksgiving Desserts: Pumpkin Brownies Recipe

Today’s recipe is courtesy of and Stonewall Jackson Inn in Harrisonburg, VA. Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated white sugar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon salt 1 container whipped topping or cream cheese frosting (optional) Directions: 1 container whipped topping or cream cheese frosting (optional) Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat together eggs, oil, pumpkin, and sugars. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly mixed. Pour into a greased and floured 9-by-13 inch baking [read more…]

 November 6, 2009  Posted by
Nov 052009
Pumpkin Desserts and Creative Pumpkin Pie Ideas

Pumpkins not only play a significant role in Halloween décor and flavored coffee and creamers, but also provide families with a traditional dessert for the holidays. Pumpkin pie is one of the most popular sweets at a Thanksgiving feast. However, the gourd-like squash that’s been around for centuries offers a versatile assortment of treats often overlooked by the average holiday baker. This season, step outside of your comfort zone and explore the following pumpkin dessert ideas: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie Create a frozen delight by combining vanilla ice cream with a cooked pumpkin spice mixture after it has cooled, and [read more…]

 November 5, 2009  Posted by
Oct 292009
Flavored Holiday Coffee Creamers for 2009

Just when thoughts of pumpkin pie and candy canes begin to increasingly dance in our heads, coffee creamer manufacturers take the opportunity to woo consumers with delicious reminders of the upcoming holidays. Available in powder and liquid versions, flavored coffee creamers from International Delight and Nestle Coffee-Mate not only add spice and pizzazz to our java and hot chocolate, but also make interesting ingredients for desserts and tasty toppings for ice cream. Nestle Coffee-Mate Introduced in 1961, Nestle Coffee-Mate holds the honor of being the first powdered non-dairy creamer on the market in the United States. Currently, the company offers [read more…]

 October 29, 2009  Posted by
Mar 232009
Want to go to the Pie Festival? Read more!

It seems that the American Pie Council is still looking for contestants as well as judges for this year’s Pie Festival, April 25-26. The Pie Festival is held in Orlando,Florida. Costs for the Never Ending Pie Buffet are: $10 adults, $5 ages 65 and up; $5 ages 6-12. Here are more details from the organizers: American Pie Council Seeks North America’s Top Bakers to Compete in Prestigious 15th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships  APC Now Registering Amateur, Professional and Commercial Bakers, as well as   Junior Chefs at  CHICAGO, IL (Feb. 2, 2009) – Calling all amateur, professional and [read more…]

 March 23, 2009  Posted by
Mar 212009
Pie Fun Facts

Approx. $700 million in pies (approx. 186 million units) are sold in grocery stores every year. This does not include restaurants, food service or price clubs, only grocery stores. If you lined up the number of pies sold at U.S. grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe and then some. According to a 2008 survey by Crisco® and American Pie Council: •Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%) •Pie just isn’t for after-dinner dessert. Thirty-five percent of Americans say they’ve had [read more…]

 March 21, 2009  Posted by