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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thankful

I know I have been awful at keeping up with my blogging in the past couple of months, but I promise I have been cooking!

But, more importantly than that I hope that everyone had a VERY wonderful Thanksgiving!!  What were you thankful for this year and what are dishes that you can’t live without on your Thanksgiving table?

Pumpkin Spice Bars

This is a recipe that my mum used to make, but I never really had a taste for when I was younger.  But, luckily for me, my taste buds changed (did you know that that happens every 7 years?!?!) and I now love them!  They are really easy to make, and are always a big hit.  It’s a really easy recipe to double if you are taking to a party.

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup margarine

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cloves

14 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream sugar and margarine; add egg, vanilla and pumpkin; add flour, baking soda, salt and spices.  Then fold in the walnuts (if you’re using them).  Spread the batter in a 10 x 13 pan.  Bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes, or until tooth pick comes out clean.  Cool slightly and frost with spice frosting.  Cut into bars and enjoy!

Spice frosting

1/2 cup brown sugar

6 TBSP margarine

4 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash of ginger and cloves

2 cups powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, except for vanilla and powdered sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles.  Remove from heat, add vanilla and beat in sugar until it’s a spreadable consistency.

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