Welcome to the 4th annual Virtual Pumpkin Party! If you’re not familiar, this party is a day in October where a bunch of food bloggers (about 60 this year) band together to shower the internet with a ton of new and exciting pumpkin recipes. If you thought pumpkins were just for pie and PSLs – think again, my friend. Every year I’m always so amazed by the creativity of the bloggers who contribute recipes. This year our selection includes everything from soup to quesadillas to croissants. You can find all of them (plus the full catalog of recipes from past years) over on the Virtual Pumpkin Party home page. [Read more…]
Oh hey, October! You’ve been fun. I had my first pumpkin spice latte, ate a lot of other things made with pumpkin, and then started making my own pumpkin spice cappuccinos, thanks to the homemade pumpkin spice latte syrup from Two Red Bowls and my FREE cappuccino maker that I won through Renee’s giveaway! (How many times can I type “pumpkin spice?”) I also met Joy the Baker, but more on that in a future post. If you’re interested in learning more about what I do for my day job, my hometown paper (and former workplace) ran a feature on me in their “Just Folks” column on Monday, which you can read here. Also, if you’re in the Lebanon area and would like to see my blog illustrations as real-life prints on paper, Robert and I are having our first ever joint art show at the Lebanon Valley Arts Council building (behind HACC in Lebanon). The reception will be part of the First Friday events on November 7th from about 5-9. In other news, here’s what else I’ve been up to this month: [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.