Sometimes Pinterest wins my heart

So while on IG recently I came across a recipe that was blindingly pretty to look at. You know what I mean…it was a scroll stopper!

My interest peaked and so I clicked to see the recipe which took me to pinterest and finally to the recipe! It’s here I found a super simple dessert with lots of design Wow factor! My first thought…. “I think I can pull this off!!”

So I gave it a go! And here was I learned!

#1 my knife skills are not as good as theirs…or maybe they “cheated” and used a mandoline

#2 knowing how long is long enough to microwave apples until “pliable” is very a tricky observation to make.

And #3 Apples add water and will increase baking time!

Other than these few things it came out great! And I encourage you to search for this recipe as described above and give it a try, you can easily find it on Pinterest. The recipe is not mine and I did not request permission to publish it myself so…sorry but you’ll have to look that one up! Enjoy it though! It was very good!!

Fall cookie series, Finale!

I wish I had a grand finale for you but with my kitchen out of commission I decided to share another bloggers fall cookie recipe for you to enjoy!

I started following Michael J. Wurm several years ago, and I love his blog

He and another blogger joined forces for a fall cookie week and here is one of my favorites!

Salted caramel shortbread cookies! Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

I thoroughly enjoyed the fall cookie series and will likely do it again. I’ll be following up on kitchen progress soon hopefully, and then we’ll select a new wonderful thing to blog all about!

Pumpkin Spice No- Bake Cookies~ Fall Cookie Series

I can’t think of a more marketed fall flavor than pumpkin spice! That being the case I couldn’t possibly go through the Fall Cookie Series without including a pumpkin spice cookie of some sort. So, after a little research, and a few trials I came up with a pumpkin spice no bake cookie that is a lot like eating pumpkin pie in cookie form, it’s seriously so yummy.

Pumpkin Spice No Bake

No Bake Cookies also known as Preacher cookies have been made for many years, They are fast, easy, and don’t require the use of an oven. They often use simple ingredients that anyone may have on hand, and named Preacher cookies because a housewife who saw the preacher coming on horseback round the mountains could have a batch whipped up and cooling before he reached her doorstep. A cookie meant for ultimate levels of hospitality. I love it!

Here is what you need for next level Fall Cookie baking! The Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookie!

1/2 c. butter

2 c. Sugar

1/2 c. half and half

1/4 c canned pumpkin pie filling

2 Tbsp. Pumpkin pie Spice

1/8 tsp or pinch of salt

1/4 c prepared vanilla or butterscotch pudding (make it a little on the thick side)

1 tsp. vanilla

3-4c. quick oats

On medium-high heat cook butter, sugar, half and half, and pumpkin pie filling allow to boil for 1-2 minutes remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Drop by the spoonful on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and allow to cool! You could also try pressing the mixture into a pan allow to cool and cut into bars. That’s it!