Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

My daughter came by today
to help me make some 
cookie bars for
 a youth organizations fundraiser

Soft Pumpkin Cookie Bars
recipe adapted from Libby Pumpkin Website

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze (recipe follows)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. 
Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, 
baking powder, cinnamon, 
nutmeg and salt in medium bowl.
 Beat sugar and butter in
 large mixer bowl until well blended. 

Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla
 extract until smooth. Gradually beat
 in flour mixture.

We were making them 
for a fundraiser
 so we wanted bars
  so she
poured the batter on to a 
cookie sheet
and spread it out

They were baked for 20 min
at 350

Drizzled the top
with powder sugar 
and water glaze

To make cookies:
Drop by rounded 
tablespoon onto prepared 
baking sheets.
BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes 
or until edges are firm. 
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes;
 remove to wire racks
 to cool completely. 
Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

Drop cookies

One Artsy Mama

Confessions of a SAHM

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Mosaic

Click on photo for larger image

linking up with

Farm Festival

Another stop this weekend
was at 
Barn-n-Bunk Farm

They were having a farm festival

Kid Activities

Dan Spencer,  guitarist


These are 15 wk old pups

Look at this face

They had hayrides

Sunday, September 26, 2010


On Saturday
 we started out going
 one place 
(the Apple Fest)
ended up
 in a lot of other places...

We were just driving down a country road 

and came across this place
Garver Family Farm

    In 1926, this farm 
was purchased
 by Harry Garver. 
Four generations
 have proudly cared
 for this land. Many aspects
 of the farm 
have changed
 in shape and size. 
But one thing important 
has remained the same
: this is still a family farm.

I think actually
the lure of pumpkin ice cream 

is what drew us in

they sold all kinds of veggies



and of course


I love pumpkin ice cream

Biscuit Jar

Haven't gotten much on the thrifty finds
We have been busy with events
however I did get this biscuit jar
at Goodwill for $3

There was a pink one 
but it didn't have a lid
I wish I had bought it now

I plan for it to sit on a shelf
in my kitchen