There’s something so wonderful about fall baking, and it all seems to kick off with pumpkin season! So here are three of my favorite cookies and bars with pumpkin as the star! Whether it’s for your Thanksgiving dessert table or Christmas cookie exchange, these treats will get you in the holiday spirit in the most delightful way!
Let’s make fall official! If you’re crazy for an ultra-moist, rich-tasting cake with a mouthwatering frosting, the Arkansas Pumpkin Cake will help kick off this pumpkin harvest season in a big way! This is a dessert that I absolutely love, and I think you will too! The recipe was sent to me by Mary Koeplin of Glendale, Arizona whose husband John was making the cake for her birthday that day. Little did Mary know that her email actually came on my birthday, and it turned out to be a wonderful gift for me, too!
“Dear Jan, I’m having this cake for my birthday and I think you would love it. I got the recipe in 1973 from my cousin Vivian Hanson who lives in Marietta, Georgia. She gave it to me when I was first married 40 years ago. It’s a very unusual cake in that it stays moist forever! Fall seems to be the best time of the year for this spice cake. We’ve only made it as a Bundt cake and it always turns out well.”
I’ve made Mary’s Arkansas Pumpkin Cake in a large Bundt pan and in a 9X13 inch baking dish. I’ve also made the recipe and divided it into two smaller, 8×8 cake pans and froze one for later. The icing is fabulous with this over-the-top moist dessert, and it’s just as delicious refrigerated as it is room temperature. Thank you, Mary! Yet another reason to be thankful as we kick off the holiday season!
It’s quite an understatement to say that we could all use a little comfort right now.
Everything in our world has changed. Thank goodness certain foods are there to comfort us. Top of the list for me this week for me are Crockpot cobblers! Fortunately, (or maybe unfortunately) I discovered how easy they are to make. I mean, three ingredients to a scrumptious Cherry or Apple Spice Cobbler? How about six simple ingredients for a delectable Peach Cobbler! Just pour in the fruit, sprinkle the topping over top and drizzle melted butter over the topping! Take five minutes to do it in the morning and have piping hot cobbler with icy cold creamy vanilla ice cream ready for dinnertime. Or, if you can’t possibly wait (that would be me) just take the lining out of the Crockpot and bake in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on top! Comfort food? You bet. Crockpot cobblers are a downright slow cooker sensation!
Watch my How To Video for Crockpot Cobblers here!