My roommate Christine and I spent a good deal of time brainstorming and finding recipes from fellow bloggers, which I will be sharing in the coming weeks. For fellow fans, I hope you appreciate it! Even if you're not, these recipes are pretty tasty on their own :)
Thanks to Christine's dedication, she ordered a frog mold online. We then simply melted chocolate bark and filled each frog, adding walnuts and cashews to them for an added crunch. What a hit!
These spice cakes were simple and light!
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, sugar, butter,cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla in large mixing bowl on whip for 2 minutes. Mix other solid ingredients and milk in gradually in the large mixing bowl. Fill muffin tins about half way and bake 25 minutes.
We washed it all down with a fresh glass of Pumpkin Juice, which my friend Greg coined "Rumkin" Juice by adding a healthy dose of rum. Booze or not, this beverage was surprisingly refreshing!
5 cups apple juice
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Combine all in a large pitcher and stir well. Serve on ice. Makes about 6 cups.